UC Berkeley Library

Update: Moffitt Library is closed for seismic work, but most other libraries are open. Learn more.

Using the Library during COVID-19

Most of UC Berkeley’s library buildings are open. To stay up to date on the Library’s policies and services during the pandemic, visit the Library’s COVID-19 webpage.

Connect from off campus

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If you are off campus, UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff may access licensed materials via:

  • Library Proxy
    • When you click on a resource link found in UC Library Search or Databases A-Z, you will be prompted to authenticate. You may authenticate via CalNet, or via your Patron ID / PIN.
    • When you click on a resource link found via a search engine or a non-UCB Library webpage, you will need to use a browser bookmarklet to access the licensed resource.
  • VPN (Virtual Private Network)
    Download the campus VPN client to access licensed article databases, eBooks and eJournals. To access Library resources pick the Library Access and Full Tunnel option.
    • These resources require VPN for off-campus use:
  • Conditions of Use and Licensing Restrictions for Electronic Resources
    It is the responsibility of individual users to ensure their use of electronic resources does not breach the terms and conditions specified in the license agreements.
  • To ensure a safe and enjoyable viewing experience, please make sure your browser is up to date.