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Search library catalogs to find books, e-books, dissertations, and other materials owned by the libraries.

OskiCat (UC Berkeley)

OskiCat is the UC Berkeley library catalog. It does not include some engineering-related libraries at UC Berkeley. All library users can find course reserves and renew items in OskiCat. UC Berkeley faculty, students, staff, and other UC Berkeley library cardholders may request materials from NRLF in OskiCat.

Melvyl (all UC campuses)

Melvyl is a collaboration between the UC Libraries and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). Holdings from all ten UC campuses are included.

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Science and Engineering researchers should be aware that Melvyl does not include holdings from affiliated libraries like the Institute of Transportation Studies Library, Water Resources Center Archives, Earthquake Engineering Resource Center, or the Law Library. Many electronic books are also unavailable in Melvyl.

WorldCat (libraries worldwide)

WorldCat is a library catalog for materials owned by libraries worldwide. UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students may request materials not owned by UC Berkeley through the Request option in UC-eLinks.

E-Books (electronic books online)

See Electronic Books.

Link to OskiCat from Amazon and More

This bookmarklet, when installed in your browser toolbar, will automatically look up books in OskiCat from online bookseller sites such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble. The bookmarklet will work with any bookseller that includes the book's ISBN in the URL. Drag the following link (OskiCat Lookup) to your Bookmarks or Links toolbar to install it. You can also right-click the link to add it to your Bookmarks or Favorites.

Using the bookmarklet:

  1. Go to a specific book's page on a book-related site such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
  2. Click on the new bookmark to check if the book is available in our libraries.
  3. The bookmarklet searches OskiCat by the International Standard Book Number (ISBN), pulling it from the page's URL.

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Consult the xISBN Bookmarks page for more information.