Electrical power interruptions in Doe Library, March 22-24

A necessary project  to improve the safety of electrical panels in Doe Library will result in some power outages during Spring Break week.

During the outages, public areas will still be open using natural light from windows, but anything requiring electric power  (computers, copiers, lighting, etc) will not be operating.  The public computers in the Reference Hall (2nd floor Doe Library) and in Moffitt Library should  be available throughout this time.

For locations of the areas affected, see these floor plans.

  • Tuesday March 22, 8am-noon: Brown Exhibit Gallery, 105 Doe (classroom), 106 and 107 Doe (staff offices), 190 Doe (public computer room), Morrison Library*, and stairway to basement.  The North Entrance to Doe Library will also be closed until noon.
  • Wednesday March 23, 8am-noon: 190 Doe (public computer room, closed for a special event), Morrison Library*.
  • Thursday March 24, 8am-noon: East (Heyns) Reading Room, Rosberg Reading Room, 212/218 Doe (staff offices).

* Morrison Library opens at noon this week.

Mar 20, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

ProQuest, CSA, Chadwyck-Healey database downtime, March 19-20

Research databases branded ProQuest, CSA, and Chadwyck-Healey will be down for maintenance from 7pm Saturday, March 19 until 7am Sunday, March 20.

This outage will affect an unusually large number of our databases. The following is only a partial list:

  • AltPress Watch
  • American Periodicals Series
  • ArchiveFinder
  • Black Studies Center
  • Digital Sanborn Maps
  • Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts)
  • ERIC via CSA
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
  • GenderWatch
  • Historical Annual Reports
  • Historical Newspapers
  • Literature Online
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • NTIS
  • PAIS International
  • PolicyFile
  • ProQuest Newspapers
  • PsycInfo
  • Research Library

For a more complete list, search on proquest, csa, or chadwyck here. For alternative databases to use during that time, see our Electronic Resource Finder.


Mar 16, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Computer downtime, night of March 18-19

One of the library servers will be down for maintenance from midnight on Friday, March 18 to 4am Saturday, March 19.  This will affect:

Other than that, our public website and catalogs should still be available.


Mar 16, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Spring Break hours

The Cal libraries will have limited hours during Spring Break, March 19-27. Most will be closed on the weekends, and all will be closed for the Cesar Chavez Holiday, Friday March 25. 

»  Library hours

Mar 16, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Cal 1 Card accepted for printing in Moffitt Library

UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff can now use their Cal 1 Cards to pay for printing from public computers in the "Information Gateway" on the entrance level of Moffitt Library.

The Cal 1 Card payment option is available from computers on the West side of this area.  Along with the Cal 1 card option, users will have the option to print black and white on an HP LaserJet 9040 or color on an HP CP5525 printer.  The HP printers are being tested as the output devices for our future Library installations.

Please note that in order to pay for printing and avoid error messages, you will need to set up your Cal 1 Card as a debit account and deposit sufficient funds.  Here are details on how to do this.

Holders of Equitrac copy cards can still use these on the public workstations on the East side of the Information Gateway.  Please be aware that Equitrac cards will expire June 30, 2011.

In the near future, a "guest card" will be available to library patrons who do not have a Cal 1 Card.  Cost and availability for the guest card will be announced on our website.

These changes are part of a larger transition in which the UC San Francisco Documents, Media & Mail office, in partnership with the UC Library, is managing our copy centers and expanding the services available.   For more information, see:

» Copying, Printing and Scanning, Self-Service
» Copying, Full-Service
» UCSF Documents, Media & Mail


Mar 11, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

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