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Anthropology Library

The George and Mary Foster Anthropology Library holds academic works covering sociocultural anthropology, traditional cultures, archaeology, folklore methods and theory, and physical anthropology. The library has 59,000 print volumes, with several thousand more stored off-site, and provides access to more than 12,000 e-books on archaeology, ethnography, or anthropology.

This library is partially accessible to wheelchairs.


Closed temporarily, intended to be a study hall when possible, some services by appointment only

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  • Use online tools or connect with a librarian to achieve your research goals. 

  • Make use of the printing and scanning options available at all library locations.

  • ereserves@lists.berkeley.edu

    Access articles, books, and other course materials placed on reserve by instructors.

  • 510-642-9255 (642-WALK)

    Arrange free night-safety services, including a walking escort to get you home safely.

  • Research help by appointment

    Connect with Celia Emmelhainz, anthropology and qualitative research librarian. 


The George and Mary Foster Anthropology Library
230 Anthropology and Art Practice Building
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

This library is partially accessible to wheelchairs.

Explore the Anthropology Library


Welcome to the Anthropology Library.

Physical access to this library is open to all researchers and visitors without requirement of any identification, registration, pass, or prior arrangements. Certain services, collections, equipment, or rooms within this library may be available only to certain groups of UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff.


The UC Berkeley Library’s collections are rich and bountiful — and they’re waiting to be explored by members of the UC Berkeley community and knowledge-seekers everywhere. Use UC Library Search, the University of California’s all-in-one-platform for discovery, to find books, journals, articles, and more, and check them out at one of UC Berkeley’s libraries, or any UC library. Learn more about borrowing Library materials.