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Graduate Services

Graduate Services, located in Doe Library, offers a core non-circulating research collection that supports UC Berkeley’s graduate programs in the humanities and history. Graduate Services provides a quiet and congenial study space for graduate students and faculty, which includes the Dissertation Writer’s Room — a space dedicated to doctoral students advanced to candidacy.

This library is wheelchair accessible.

Hours

Jun 26 - Jul 2
Location Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Graduate Services Closed 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed
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Services

  • 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. 

Contact

Location

Graduate Services
208 Doe Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
510-642-4481

This library is wheelchair accessible.

Explore Graduate Services

Visit

Graduate Services is a collection and study space reserved for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, graduate students, postdocs, and visiting scholars. Access to Graduate Services is granted to all UC Berkeley faculty, staff, graduate students, postdocs, and visiting scholars with the appropriate UC Berkeley identification card. This identification should be shown upon entering.

Others may use or copy on-site materials not available elsewhere in the Library system. To request the use of materials only available in Graduate Services, please provide the staff with the catalog citation upon entering.

The Graduate Services daily bag storage service is for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, graduate students, postdocs, and visiting scholars. Graduate Services will hold your belongings behind the desk in a locked cabinet if you need to leave the room for part of the day. All belongings will need to be picked up before Graduate Services closes each day.

Graduate Services provides:

  • Study tables, some with electrical outlets for laptop computers.
  • Computer workstations for library research and internet access.
  • Eduroam wireless connectivity.
  • A scan and print workstation.
  • Networked printing service (printer located in the adjacent Reference Center).

Graduate Services desk staff:

  • Monitor the room.
  • Provide catalog lookup and circulation services for reserves materials.
  • Give directional information. 

Graduate students and faculty needing individual reference assistance should consult the librarian in their field of interest. See also Services for Graduate Students for general information about using the Library.

Borrow

All Graduate Services materials are non-circulating, and can only be used within Graduate Services. To find materials in Graduate Services, you can use UC Library Search, the University of California’s all-in-one-platform for discovery.

Dissertation room

Located at the rear of Graduate Services, the Dissertation Writer’s Room (Room 215) is a space dedicated to doctoral students advanced to candidacy. There are 24 lockers in the room that can be checked out for an academic year. Keys to the lockers can be checked out at the Graduate Services circulation desk. Lockers in the Dissertation Writer’s Room are solely reserved for UC Berkeley graduate students who are currently writing their dissertation. The hours for the room are the same as for Graduate Services.

About the collection

Graduate Services houses approximately 25,000 volumes. All materials in Graduate Services are non-circulating, and can only be used within Graduate Services.

The Core Collection is a research collection supporting graduate programs in the humanities and history. This collection, largely duplicative of Main Stack material, comprises standard editions of core texts, works of major theorists, titles on master's exams reading lists, and other materials heavily used by graduate students.

The Modern Authors Collection (XMAC) includes the works of major 20th century English, American, and Anglophone literary authors. Authors are selected by the English Department. The XMAC collection is shelved separately using its own call number scheme.

Graduate Services also houses a small collection of English and foreign language dictionaries.

Recommendations for additions to the collection by users of Graduate Services are welcome. Please use the Purchase Request Form to request materials be added to the Graduate Services collection.