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.

Blue Vinyl

An investigation of vinyl siding and its effects on people and the environment. Looks at the impact of vinyl manufacturing and disposal on the atmosphere, the food chain and humans. In Lake Charles, Louisiana, giant petrochemical plants cough out vinyl by-products while residents suffer multiple health problems due to groundwater contamination. In Venice, Italy vinyl company executives stand accused of manslaughter for knowingly exposing their workforce to deadly chemical levels. A film by Judith Hilfand & Daniel B. Gold. c2002. 97 min.