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Philosophy: About

About the Collection

The Library's collections support the research needs and curriculum of the UC Berkeley Philosophy Department and the philosophical interests of many interdisciplinary programs on campus.  Multimedia and electronic materials are as actively acquired as print books and journals.  Most print materials in philosophy are in the Gardner (Main) Stacks in Doe Library.  Materials related to mathematical logic are located in the Mathematics-Statistics Library


A-Z Databases

A-Z Databases is a directory of the Library's databases and other online resources.  It is searchable by subject (e.g. philosophy),database type  (e.g. dissertations), as well as by keyword (e.g. Past Masters).  It is a useful tool to help you choose the right resources for your particular research needs.


To find books, journals and other media owned by the UC Berkeley Library search Berkeley's OskiCat or the UC-wide MELVYL catalog.


Howison Philosophy Library 305 Moses Hall, 642-2722.  The UC Berkeley Philosophy Department maintains its own collection of non-circulating materials.  Many of these titles appear in the Library's catalogs with the location of "Philosophy."

Purchase Recommendation

If you'd like to recommend an item to be added to the collection, please use the Purchase Recommendation Form.


Connecting From Off Campus

UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff can access Library resources from off campus using one of two simple methods:

Proxy Server
After you make a one-time change in your web browser settings, the proxy server will ask you to log in with a CalNet ID or Library PIN when you click on the link to a licensed resource. See the setup instructions, FAQ, and Troubleshooting pages to configure your browser.

VPN (Virtual Private Network)
After you install and run the VPN "client" software on your computer, you can log in with a CalNet ID to establish a secure connection with the campus network.

Contact Info

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Jan Carter
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