Synthesis Digital Library Update for November, 2012
As part of the campus winter holiday closure, all of the UC Berkeley libraries will be closed from Saturday, December 22, 2012 through Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Some libraries will also be closed additional days. Here are the winter closure dates and intersession hours for the science libraries:
Bioscience and Natural Resources Library: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 22-Jan. 1
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 21-Jan. 2
Earth Sciences and Map Library: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 22-Jan. 6
Engineering Library: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 22-Jan. 2
Mathematics Statistics Library: 1pm-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 22-Jan. 6
Optometry and Health Sciences Library: 1pm-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 22-Jan. 6
Physics-Astronomy Library: 10am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 22-Jan. 6
Public Health Library: 10am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 19-Jan. 2
Please consult the Library Hours page to check the hours for all libraries.
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The Moffitt Library and Gardner (Main) Stacks will remain open continuously for a 24-hour study hall beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, December 3 and ending at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 14. The Moffitt Microcomputer Lab and the Free Speech Movement Café will also be open round the clock for that period.
The science and engineering libraries will maintain their normal hours during finals. For current schedules of all libraries on campus, see our Library Hours.
Springer online content moved to a new platform this past Monday. Currently, all UC campuses are experiencing access issues with some books and journals on the new platform. Springer is aware of the problem, and we hope it will be resolved soon.
In the meantime, if you are directed to content on the new platform (at http://link.springer.com) and are unable to access it, try accessing it on the old platform instead. Click on the Access old SpringerLink link on the new platform, then search for the journal, article, or book on the old one.
If you have questions about access on the old or new platforms, please feel free to ask us.