Website and catalog downtime October 6

The library website, the OskiCat catalog, and many other online systems will be down from 4am to 7am on Thursday October 6.

Affected systems include:

  • OskiCat (
  • Electronic Resource Finder (
  • Library proxy server and other services requiring CalNet login.
  • Library websites

    • Library Web (
    • Mobile Library Web (
    • The Bancroft Library website (
    • Summer Reading List (
    • Mark Twain Project Online ( &
    • Moffitt Library renovation (
    • Mets Viewer (
    • Digital collections (
    • Digital images (
    • Technical Reports (
    • Statistical Reports (
    • ARK resolver (

During this time, Melvyl, the UC-wide and worldwide library catalog, will still be operating, though it will not show current status information for UC Berkeley items, and the Request button will not be working.

Oct 04, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Banned Books Week

Celebrate the freedom to read as you choose, during Banned Books Week, September 24 - October 1.

Banned and Challenged Classics
Cal reading list of banned books
Google "Explore Banned Books"
Banned Books Online

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Sep 28, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Mobile website down Wednesday morning

Date changed: The library's mobile website, along with other UC Berkeley mobile sites, will be down for a hardware upgrade, from 8am to approximately 8:15am on Wednesday, September 21.

Sep 19, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Melvyl, WorldCat, and FirstSearch databases down Saturday night

Melvyl, WorldCat, and other services provided by OCLC will be down for maintenance from Saturday, September 17 at 10pm until at least 5am on Sunday, September 18, 2011.

Besides Melvyl and WorldCat, the following databases will be unavailable:

  • ArchiveGrid
  • Alternative Press Index
  • Anthropology Plus
  • ArticleFirst
  • PapersFirst
  • ... and other FirstSearch databases (for a list, search "firstsearch" here).

OskiCat will continue to operate normally during this period.

Sep 14, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Constitution Day

September 17 is Consitution Day, the anniversary of the signing of our country's founding document.

Sep 09, 2011 | Categories: Library News | dmoore

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