Update: 3 libraries open on UC Berkeley campus

Student in the East Asian Library with mask
A masked visitor works near the picture windows of the C. V. Starr East Asian Library on July 12, 2021. (Photo by Jami Smith for the UC Berkeley Library)

For the first time in nearly a year and a half, students are now able to study in the UC Berkeley Library’s spaces and peruse its collections — in person.

The Library’s recently announced reopening dates are in line with campus’s updated plans to kick off the fall semester with in-person instruction. As of July 12, three libraries on campus — Bancroft, Moffitt, and the C. V. Starr East Asian Library — are open with limited services. On July 19, the Free Speech Movement Café, on Moffitt’s third floor, opened its doors once again. In time for the start of fall instruction, the rest of UC Berkeley’s libraries will reopen Aug. 25.

Plans also include winding down Oski Xpress, the Library’s contactless pickup service, and HathiTrust’s Emergency Temporary Access Service. Learn more about what the Library’s reopening plans look like.


Library services and resources during COVID-19

While most of UC Berkeley’s library buildings are closed, Library users can still access a wealth of resources, including e-books, videos, databases, 24/7 help from librarians, and LinkedIn Learning courses. Learn more about how the Library can help.


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