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.

Women of Islam: Veiling and Seclusion

Farheen Umar travels throughout Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and the United States to interview Muslim women about Western assumptions about the practice of wearing veils. Explores the historical origins and stereotypes about veiling and confronts common misconceptions about the tradition of covering in Muslim society. 2004. 50 min.