UC Berkeley Library

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.

Extreme Silent Study Area

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There are 400 seats available for individual study throughout floors B, C and D.

While all areas of the Main (Gardner) Stacks are intended for quiet study:

  • Level B-East has been designated as a silent study area for those seeking absolute quiet.
  • Levels C and D are quiet areas but are not silent study areas, where quiet discussion among groups are allowed.

Please go to the Circulation Desk in Moffitt or Doe to request that staff ask library users who are being too noisy or eating food, to quiet down or take food outside.