Ethnic Studies Library

The Ethnic Studies Library at UC Berkeley was established in 1997 by merging the Asian American Studies Library, the Chicano Studies Library, and the Native American Studies Library. The library grew out of the Third World Liberation Front student strike in the late 1960s, which established the Department of Ethnic Studies. The collections of these founding libraries grew from student interest in collecting and preserving a perspective that was lacking in other campus libraries. The specialized Ethnic Studies books and serials, archival collections, posters, and audio collections from those three libraries are held on the ground floor of Stephens Hall. 

This library is wheelchair accessible.


May 26 - Jun 1
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  • The UC Berkeley Library provides special assistance to Library users with disabilities as they engage with the Library and its resources. 

  • Learn how to access or place textbooks and other materials on digital course reserves.

  • Reference Desk



Ethnic Studies Library exterior
Ethnic Studies Library
30 Stephens Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

This library is wheelchair accessible.