Doe Library will offer four more hours every Friday during fall and spring semesters. Instead of closing at 5 pm on Fridays as before, Doe will now be open until 9 pm, beginning August 29. We hope library users enjoy this increased access.
You can now request that books and other library materials from 25 campus libraries be delivered to any of those libraries. Just use the Berkeley OskiCat catalog to find the circulating item you'd like, click on the yellow Request button near the top of the screen and enter your CalNet ID and password. Finally, select your favorite library to have the item delivered to. It will arrive within three business days; in most cases sooner. Imagine requesting books from the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library, Earth Sciences & Map Library, MAIN Stacks, and Anthropology Library from the comfort of your home and having them all sent to the Environmental Design Library where you can pick them up on your way to class the next morning.
Online paging -- another way the Library?s helping you access the materials you need in a timely and efficient manner.
The summer 2014 issue of Fiat Lux, the Library's newsletter, is now available online. You will find in it a story about students hacking the Free Speech Movement Archive, along with updates on the FSM's 50th anniversary, the new Authors Alliance, and the 2014 crop of Library Prize winners. Enjoy!
A revamped website for the Library launched on August 12. The site features a lively new look and feel, with revamped pages for finding a study space, hours and maps, and subject libraries, among other features. We thank the many individuals who provided feedback while the new site was being developed, and we hope you find it useful!
The Library is pleased to debut a new resource for students -- laptops and tablets that can be checked out for use anywhere on campus. Beginning on May 27, MacBook Air laptops and Ipads Air are available at Moffitt Circulation. UC Berkeley students with a valid Cal ID or yellow library card may borrow a device for four hours (with one renewal). View the borrowing policy.