Effective Monday, March 31 circulation service hours at Moffitt Library will be extended to 2 am Sunday through Thursday. These extended hours will allow library users to check out materials from the Gardner (MAIN) Stacks and Course Reserve Collection. In addition, UCB students will be able to utilize the study rooms in Gardner until 1 am. See this page for complete hours at Moffitt and throughout the library system.
Moffitt's main floor now features a new books display and reading lounge, flexible seating for studying alone or together, and 30 fast iMacs, together with free digital scanning and reduced-price printing. Read more about the new Information Gateway.
Beginning Feb. 1, Doe Library will be open from 9 to 5 pm on Saturdays.
In tandem with the Library providing a temporary home for the Berkeley Institute of Data Services (BIDS) in 190 Doe, the Vice Chancellor for Research has committed the funding to extend Doe Library hours. This funding covers the costs associated with opening on Saturdays, one of BIDS' faculty priorities as well as one of the recommendations from the Library Commission's report.
On Saturdays library visitors can enter through Doe North, Doe South, and Gardner Stacks as well as access Doe Circulation, Graduate Services, and Art History/Classics Library. This is terrific news for everyone who likes to study, browse and research in Doe Library, with several hundred more seats available on weekends, and enhanced research computing stations soon to be added to Floor 2. It is particularly meaningful for humanities graduate students and faculty, with extended hours access to core texts and research/writing spaces associated with Graduate Services and Art History/Classics Library.
The winter 2014 issue of Fiat Lux, the Library's newsletter, is now available online. You will find in it Tom Leonard's "travel tips from the stacks"; profiles of three Library student employees; highlights from an exhibit on the Berkeley Student Co-op; and a story about outdoors sculpture on campus.