UC Berkeley Library

UC Berkeley’s library buildings are open. Here’s what you need to know.

Using the Library during COVID-19

UC Berkeley’s library buildings are now open. To stay up to date on the Library’s policies and services during the pandemic, visit the Library’s COVID-19 webpage.

Main (Gardner) Stacks

Feb 24 - Mar 2



The David Pierpont Gardner Stacks is a large multi-level space housing 2.3 million volumes, of the approximately 4.5 million volumes, constituting the Doe Library’s research collection.  The other portion of the collection is shelved at the Northern Regional Library Facility and can be used there or be paged back to the Doe Library.  Open tables, study carrels, and group study rooms are arranged throughout the floors and serve as a primary study area for UC Berkeley students and faculty.

  • The Stacks are open to those with a current UC Berkeley ID, UC Berkeley Library Card or Stanford ID.
  • Entrance to the Main (Gardner) Stacks is via Doe Library, or Moffitt Library.
  • The Stacks are wheelchair accessible.
  • Ryan Barnette is the library contact for students with disabilities.

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