Getting your hands on materials from University of California libraries is about to get easier. Here’s how.

Student on laptop outside Moffitt
Jennifer Rha studies on the porch outside the Free Speech Movement Café at Moffitt Library in 2018. This summer, a new project will unify Berkeley’s vast collections and bring together the collections of libraries across the University of California system under one virtual roof. (Photo by Jami Smith for the UC Berkeley Library)

Finding and borrowing books and other resources from libraries across the University of California system will soon get easier!

On July 27, a sweeping new project will unify Berkeley’s vast collections (physical and digital) and bring together the collections of libraries across UC’s 10 campuses under one virtual roof. UC Library Search, a new system for discovering and using library resources, will allow students, faculty, and others to:

  • Search the UC Berkeley Library collection and, at the same time, the collections of libraries across the state of California and the world. Using one unified system, patrons will be able to access materials from all 10 UC libraries, UC’s two off-campus storage complexes (the Northern Regional Library Facility, NRLF, and the Southern Regional Library Facility, SRLF), and collections worldwide.
  • Locate millions of print and online books, journal articles, databases, media, and other content.
  • Borrow and renew materials from any library in the UC system.

UC Library Search will replace Melvyl as the UC-wide library catalog. Other services that will be replaced by UC Library Search include: UC-eLinks, OskiCat, Start Your Search, and eJournals search.

The Library will continue to update users on this exciting new project. Questions? Email ucbsils@lists.berkeley.edu.