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.
Every summer, the Library and College Writing Programs distribute to new freshmen a list of recommended books. This isn't required reading, but rather a great list of titles suggested as a way of welcoming incoming students to the intellectual life of the university.
The theme this year honors the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement. You?ll find books listed that treat the people and events of Berkeley in fall 1964 and soon after. You?ll also find books, both fiction and nonfiction (and some other media), that deal with freedom of the press, the women?s movement, Malala Yousafzai, Nelson Mandela, and so much more.
We encourage you to look up one, two, or all of them in the University Library, which holds one of the richest collections in the world. There's almost certainly something here to catch your interest!
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.