Every summer, the Library and the Office of Educational Development send new freshmen a list of recommended books.
This year's theme is ?Education Matters?. The list includes memoirs, biographies, arguments, poetry, fiction, and even one blog.
This isn't required reading, but rather a great list of titles suggested by faculty and staff as a way of welcoming incoming students to the intellectual life of the university.
The following services will be unavailable from 10pm Friday May 14 until 2am Saturday May 15, while a server is down for needed maintenance:
Other than that, our website will not be affected.
The Cal libraries will have special hours May 6-14, during a portion of Reading, Recitation and Review (RRR) week and Finals week.
These include a 24-hour Study Hall in Moffitt Library and Gardner (MAIN) Stacks beginning at 9am on Thursday, May 6 and ending at 5pm Friday, May 14.
» Spring Finals hours (PDF)
For current schedules of other libraries on campus, see our Library Hours page.
Food and drinks are not permitted in the library, including the stacks. We recommend taking a break in the Free Speech Movement Café.
The 2010 Library Prize for Undergraduate Research competition is a reminder that excellent scholarship can still flourish in austere times. The winning projects are listed below.
The successful entrants will be honored at a ceremony on Wednesday, May 5, 4-6pm in the Morrison Library.
Use our guide to Citing Your Sources.