UC Berkeley Library

You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

Using the Library during COVID-19

During the pandemic, many of our services are being offered in new ways. To find the latest information on course reserves, book returns, 24/7 online help, and more, visit our COVID-19 portal, which provides more up-to-date information than the text below.

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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