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Anthropology Library

This location is open only for browsing the collections and studying. Want to check out a book? Request books online for pickup at another library. Need research help? Email glusker@berkeley.edu.

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.

Hours

Limited services, open only for study and collection browsing. Books should be requested to another library with circulation services. Research assistance by appointment.

Aug 7 - Aug 13
Location Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Anthropology Library Closed 1-5 p.m. 1-5 p.m. 1-5 p.m. 1-5 p.m. 1-5 p.m. Closed
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Collections

Services

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

  • The UC Berkeley Library provides special assistance to Library users with disabilities as they engage with the Library and its resources. 

  • Research help by appointment
    glusker@berkeley.edu

    Connect with Librarian Ann Glusker for research help. 

  • 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.

Contact

Location

The George and Mary Foster Anthropology Library
230 Anthropology and Art Practice Building
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
510-642-2400

This library is partially accessible to wheelchairs.

Explore the Anthropology Library

Visit

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.

Borrow

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.