Update: UC Berkeley Library kicks off phased relaunch of on-site services

UC Berkeley’s libraries remain closed, but many resources and services are available online. (Photo by Violet Carter for the UC Berkeley Library)

The UC Berkeley Library is beginning a phased return to on-campus services. The initial focus is on internal operations. At this time, the Library facilities remain closed to on-site Library users.

Beginning Monday, June 29, Library users can return printed materials to the book drops on the north and south sides of Doe Library. The Library will be checking in these materials and quarantining them along with all items returned to the Library since closing in March.

Later this summer, the Library will initiate limited services for its users. The Library plans to start a curbside pickup service for most items in its circulating collections that are not available digitally. The Library is also planning to offer special research appointments for UC Berkeley students and faculty. Further information on how to access these services will be shared in the coming weeks.


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For the fall semester, Moffitt Library is slated to open as a study space for current Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. To manage low-density occupancy, there will be a limited number of seats, and a reservation process may be implemented. Through this time, the curbside pickup service will continue, as will access to the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service. All other locations, including Main (Gardner) Stacks and Doe Library, will remain closed to Library users at that point.

The Library has plans to open a few other libraries as public health conditions improve. At this time, there are no specific dates or locations to announce.

Throughout the summer and fall semesters, while most Berkeley students, faculty, and staff are researching, teaching and learning remotely, the Library will continue to emphasize and enhance its online resources and services.

Check back for updates.

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