Physics-Astronomy Library (study only)

  This location is open only for studying. Need research help? Email

The Physics-Astronomy Library supports the research, teaching, and learning needs of the UC Berkeley community, particularly the departments of Physics and Astronomy and the Space Sciences Laboratory, through its digital collections, print collections, and services. Collections are not available for browsing in the library but can be requested through UC Library Search for pickup at any circulating library on campus.  

This library is partially accessible to wheelchairs.


Nov 26 - Dec 2
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Physics-Astronomy Library (study only) monthly calendar Closed 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Study hall only
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Study hall only
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Study hall only
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Study hall only
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Study hall only
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    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.

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


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

  • Request journal articles and conference papers that you need in a hurry.

  • 510-642-9255 (642-WALK)

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



Physics-Astronomy Library exterior
Physics-Astronomy Library
351 Physics North
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

This library is partially accessible to wheelchairs.

Explore the Physics-Astronomy Library


Physical access to the Physics-Astronomy 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 libraries across the Berkeley campus and at other UC schools. Learn more about borrowing Library materials.


The Sciences libraries offer a wide variety of tailored instruction sessions. These include workshops on how to use writing tools such as Overleaf and Zotero, identifying and using geographic information system (GIS) and mapping tools, and programming for data analysis and visualization. Faculty and instructors can also request course-integrated instruction, in which a librarian teaches one or more sessions in support of an assignment in the classroom or on Zoom. For more information about our workshops and instruction sessions, please visit the Events & Instruction from the Sciences Libraries guide or contact us.