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Information for Undergraduate Students

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Grad students, see: Information for Graduate Students and GSIs

Your Cal 1 Card serves as your library card for borrowing materials and for access to the Gardner (Main) Stacks, Moffitt, and the Media Resources Center. You can also use your Cal 1 Card to pay for printing in the libraries.


Borrowing - Basic information regarding your library card, checking out and renewing materials. Loan periods vary by library and material type.

OskiCat - Search for materials in the UC Berkeley libraries with the UCB library catalog.

Off-campus access to electronic resources - Access online resources from home using either the Proxy Server or VPN with your CalNet ID.

Course reserves - Find materials on reserve for specific classes in the Library (locations vary). Online reserves are usually available via your bSpace course site.

Library resources for persons with disabilities - Find equal-access Library services and research assistance for persons with physical and print disabilities.

Unregistered Undergraduate access - UC Berkeley undergraduates who are completing unfinished course work or who are on filing fee status may have their library privileges extended.

Research support

Research help - Contact a librarian in person, by phone, by email or chat for assistance with your research.

Research advisory service - Undergraduates can make a thirty minute appointment with a librarian for help with library research in the humanities and social sciences. The Education Psychology and Social Welfare Libraries also offer a research appointment service.

Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for Undergraduate Research - The Library awards up to six annual prizes for the best lower-division ($750) and upper-division ($1000) papers from courses taught in departments across the campus.

Study spaces - Find study areas for undergraduates in Doe, Gardner (Main) Stacks and Moffitt Libraries.

Library guides - Learn about library tools, citations and more using these online Library guides. The Library also offers:

Requesting materials from other libraries

Melvyl - Search for materials in all UC Libraries and worldwide. Use the Request button to borrow materials unavailable in the UC Berkeley Libraries.

NRLF - Some UC Berkeley materials are shelved at the Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF) in Richmond. Use the Request button in OskiCat to send materials shelved in NRLF to an on-campus library for check-out or library use.

Interlibrary services - The Interlibrary Borrowing Service (IBS) assists users to obtain materials that are not available at UC Berkeley.

Computers, printing and scanning

Printing and scanning - Find more information about using BookScan stations for printing and photocopying.

Computers in the Libraries - Find information on computing, wifi and desktop application availability in the Library. See also: the Library computer use policy.

Electronic Devices Lending Policy - Find information about borrowing laptops and tablets from Moffitt Library.

Student employment

Student jobs at the Library - Learn about the variety of student jobs and view job postings from Library Human Resources. The most current job postings are posted outside Room 110 in Doe Library.

Library policies

Library code of conduct - Read about standards for Library use intended to create a safe and pleasant research environment for all patrons.

Library privacy policy - The Library is responsible for safeguarding the confidentiality of a borrower's transactions, as mandated by the California Information Practices Act of 1977.

Database conditions of use - It is the responsibility of individual users to ensure their use of Library electronic resources does not breach the terms and conditions specified in the license agreements.

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