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With 20-plus locations sprinkled across campus (and beyond), the UC Berkeley Library has something for everyone, from the vast collections of Doe and the Main (Gardner) Stacks to the collaborative spaces of Moffitt to the rare treasures of Bancroft.

Library tours

The Library offers tours throughout the year. Tours are open to all members of the university community and the public. When tours are being offered, you can find dates on the Events & Exhibits page.

Doe Library and Moffitt Library tours

At the beginning of fall and spring semesters, join us at the north entrance to Doe Library for a guided tour of historic Doe Library, the Main (Gardner) Stacks, and Moffitt Library.

Frequently asked questions

On our Library Hours page, you can see today's hours for all the UC Berkeley libraries and select a future date. Subject library homepages also display current hours.

  • Berkeley is in the Pacific Time Zone.

  • Hours vary by library and change during the academic year.

We have a calendar of events that lists classes, exhibits, readings and more from across the UCB libraries. You can also subscribe to RSS feeds for several categories of events.

Find helpful hints for planning a visit to The Bancroft Library.

Visiting The Bancroft Library: FAQ

Includes information on how to:

  • Find materials
  • Request materials
  • Create an Aeon account
  • Visit the Reading Room

 

If you're a currently registered graduate student, long term study carrels are available through the academic year (end of Summer Session). For more information, see Main (Gardner) Stacks Study Carrels.

 

All libraries have at least one wheelchair-accessible station. Please visit our Library contacts for users with disabilities page for more information.

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The goal for all policies in the Library is to further excellence in the collections and services we offer and to create an environment that is welcoming and productive for our users. Library policies support the policies and priorities set by the campus and the Berkeley system, and are in alignment with state and federal regulations and requirements.

See our policies.

UC Berkeley’s libraries offer a variety of places to study, from quiet spaces — perfect for focused, solitary work — to collaborative areas, where discussion is perfectly OK.

See which libraries offer places to study, or book a reservable study room.