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.

Crossing the Bridge

On March 7, 1965 a group of civil rights activists attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery in order to register to vote. As they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge, violence erupted as the police attacked the marchers in a bloody, unprovoked assault that shocked the nation, resulting in far-reaching repercussions. 2002. 50 min.