Update: Moffitt Library is closed for seismic work, but most other libraries are open. Learn more.

Moffitt Library

Moffitt Library, located next to Memorial Glade, is one of the busiest libraries on campus. The library includes the Makerspace, Copy Center, Free Speech Movement Café, and convenient access to the collections in the Main (Gardner) Stacks. Moffitt’s fourth and fifth floors are open for 24-hour access during fall and spring semesters and are food- and drink-friendly. Reserved for UC Berkeley students and faculty, Moffitt serves students of all majors and is open the longest hours.

NOTE: Moffitt Library is closed for seismic work through August 2022.

This library is wheelchair accessible.

Hours

Jun 26 - Jul 2
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Free Speech Movement (FSM) Cafe Closed 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed
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Services

Contact

Location

James K. Moffitt Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
510-642-5072

This library is wheelchair accessible.

Explore Moffitt Library

Visit

Moffitt Library is reserved for the campus community and is open to those who present their current UC Berkeley ID or gold UC Berkeley Library card. For more information, see library cards for non-UC Berkeley patrons.

Accessibility

  • Moffitt Library is wheelchair accessible.
  • Assistive technology is provided in the library.
  • Accommodations are available for those who are nursing and are registered through the Berkeley Breastfeeding Support Program.
  • Nancy Lewis is the library contact for students with disabilities.

Learn more about the UC Berkeley Library’s resources for users with disabilities.

 

Borrow

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Food and drink

Leave No Trace: Moffitt Library Food and Drink Guidelines

Moffitt Library has adopted the following Leave No Trace principles of outdoor ethics to its food and drink policy.

General guidelines

  • Plan ahead and prepare: Plan to eat your meals before you come to the library. If you carry in snacks or drinks, please avoid messy or greasy foods that may damage library materials and facilities as well as smelly or noisy foods that may be distracting to others. Bring drinks in covered containers, and be careful to avoid spills.
  • Dispose of waste properly: Pack it in; pack it out. Carry out any leftover food and dirty dishes that you bring into the library. Place recyclables in recycling bins and nonrecyclable garbage in trash cans. If you must dispose of beverages, pour liquids into the bathroom sink before recycling or throwing away the containers.
  • Leave what you find: Leave library resources, furnishings, and equipment in the same (or better) condition as you found them. Report accidental spills to library staff as soon as possible.
  • Be considerate of others: Respect your fellow library users and the next generation of library users.

Exceptions

Food and drink are prohibited in certain areas.

  • Food is not permitted at any of the computer workstations throughout the library.
  • Food is not permitted at public service desks.
  • Food and drink are not permitted in the Wellness Room.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the library except when provided for Library-sponsored events, in line with campus policies.
  • No food deliveries are permitted.
  • Only single servings are allowed.

Goals 

We established our food and drink guidelines with the following goals in mind.

  • To preserve our library collections and protect our facility from pests and molds
  • To promote recycling of appropriate food and drink packaging
  • To respect our hardworking custodial staff by taking responsibility for our personal behavior

Love Your Library ~ Leave No Trace

For more information on Leave No Trace principles, visit the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics website.

Study spaces

Moffitt Library is a great place to study — by yourself or with a group. Here are some of the available spaces. 

General

  • Central Commons on floors 4 and 5
    • Living room setting with chairs and small tables with available power and USB charging ports
    • Tables with computers requiring CalNet login, and large monitors for laptop hookup
  • Collaborative group spaces are on floors 1, 4, and 5.
  • Quieter spaces are on floors 3 and 5.
  • The Free Speech Movement Café (Floor 3) is open to the public and offers indoor and terrace seating.
  • Group study rooms and technology rooms may be reserved by UC Berkeley students only.

Reservable group study rooms on Moffitt, Floor 4

Each room seats 4-6. Projectors, laptops, and other technology for use in study rooms are available for checkout at the Service Desk.

  • Egret, Room 409
  • Goldeneye, Room 411
  • Quail, Room 431
  • Tern, Room 433
  • Warbler, Room 435

Reservable technology rooms on Moffitt, Floor 4

  • Van Houten Presentation Studio, Room 415
    • Seats 8-10; equipment for recording an individual or group presentation to save on a USB drive
    • Microphone, microphone stand, Polycom conference phone, cables, and other technology available for checkout at the Service Desk
  • Conference Studio, Room 417
    • Seats 8-10; equipment for an individual or group web conference using the installed room PC or your own laptop
    • Wireless keyboard/trackpad, Polycom conference phone, cables, and other technology available for checkout at the Service Desk

Reservable group study rooms on Moffitt, Floor 5

Each room seats 4-6. Projectors, laptops, and other technology for use in study rooms are available for checkout at the Service Desk.

  • Hemlock, Room 503
  • Ironwood, Room 505
  • Juniper, Room 509
  • Laurel, Room 511
  • Mesquite, Room 513
  • Palm, Room 517
  • Redwood, Room 519
  • Tamarack, Room 521

Take a nap

Students are welcome to use the Relaxation Enhancing Study and Tranquility (REST) Zones to take a break from studying. The Moffitt Library REST Zone is located on Floor 5.  

Guidelines for using this space

  • Please be considerate of others. Do not monopolize the space.
  • REST Zones are intended for brief naps of 40 minutes.
  • REST Zones are for rest. No laptops or phones.
  • Please keep the REST Zone clean. Don’t leave litter for others to pick up after you.
  • Only one person is allowed per seat.

Other REST Zones can be found at the following locations:

  • ASUC Berkeley Student Union
  • Engineering Library
  • Tang Center
  • Environmental Design Library

Full list of places to nap on campus.

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