UC Berkeley Library

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Using the Library during COVID-19

Many of our services are now being offered in new ways. To find the latest information on course reserves, book returns, 24/7 online help, and more, visit our Library services and resources during COVID-19 page. The information on that page supersedes all other information on the Library website at this time.

Access Policy

Content section: 

The Main (Gardner) Stacks contains Doe Library's research collections and is reserved as a primary study area for UC Berkeley students and faculty.

  • The Stacks are open to those with a current University of California ID, UC Berkeley Library Card, LBNL badge, or Stanford ID.
  • The general public may be permitted into the Main (Gardner) Stacks for research purposes only.
  • Enter the Main (Gardner) Stacks via Doe Library.
  • Members of the general public who are California residents may gain access by purchasing a UC Berkeley Library Card which also confers borrowing privileges. See Library cards for non-UCB patrons.
  • Moffitt Library is reserved for the UC Berkeley campus community and is open only to those with a current UC Berkeley ID or gold UC Berkeley Library Card.

General public access is not permitted:

  • to Main (Gardner) Stacks for tours, casual visits, or studying with someone else who has access,
  • to Moffitt Library, which is restricted to those with a UC Berkeley ID or a gold UC Berkeley Library Card,
  • for access to Main (Gardner) Stacks by visitors under the age of 18 years.

Access to Federal, State and International government documents is guaranteed by law.