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Library Privileges for California state university and community college full-time faculty, and California public school full-time teachers

Full-time faculty members from an accredited two or four year California college or university, and full time public school faculty at a K-12 school may obtain a Library borrowing privileges card.

To obtain a card you should present a letter on school letterhead, signed by your department chair or principal, confirming your full-time affiliation with your school and a California driver's license at the Library Privileges Desk.

The library borrowing card allows you to have a maximum of 20 books charged out at any one time. Cardholders may not have access to items on reserve for UC Berkeley classes. Access to some special collections such as the Media Resources Center is granted selectively. Remote access to databases involving contractual arrangements between the University and the database vendor are not available to cardholders. The restrictions on remote access is a condition placed on the Library by the database vendors, however most of the electronic resources are available to you at public computers in the Library.

Privileges were granted to California state college and community college faculty by an agreement between the state department of education and UC President Clark Kerr on March 16, 1964. Privileges to public school teachers were granted by a provision of the budget bill of 1990-91.

Privileges Desk
Doe Library, Floor 1

Desk Hours:

Mon-Fri: 9am-4:45pm

Sat/Sun: 1pm-4:45pm

Phone Hours:

Mon-Fri: 9am-4:45pm

Sat/Sun: 1pm-4:45pm


Hours may be different for holidays, intersessions, and academic breaks. Check Library Hours.

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