For off-campus access to library databases, e-books, and e-journals, set up your web browser to use our proxy server.
Get a map of the campus libraries.
Each library has its own hours. In the hours table on a library's homepage, click on the library's name to view a month at a time.
Access all of our resources through the library website.
Looking for a more detailed, step-by-step introduction to research? Try our interactive online Library Workshop.
To use library databases from off campus you have to set up the proxy server: this changes your browser settings.
Book a 30-minute appointment with a librarian who will help refine and focus research inquiries, identify useful online and print sources, and develop search strategies for humanities and social sciences topics. This service is for Cal undergraduates only.
Graduate students and faculty should contact the library liaison to their department or program for specialized reference consultations.
A large part of the library's collection is stored off campus in an environmentally secure building called the Northern Regional Library Facility [NRLF].
Submit online requests via the REQUEST button in OskiCat to borrow material shelved at NRLF. To receive electronic copies of book chapters or journal articles, submit an online request via the "Request an electronic copy from NRLF" link that appears in eligible titles in OskiCat. Staff at public service desks of any campus library can assist you with further questions.
EXCEPTION: Materials belonging to Bancroft Library MUST be requested via their online form
Log in to Request with your Calnet ID and fill out the screens. Choose the volume you want, for periodicals:
Have research questions? Get real time advice from a research librarian day or night.