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Library Resources For IGS Community: Home

We're Here To Help!

Navigating the library system at Berkeley can be a little intimidating. As a student, faculty, or staff at the Institute of Governmental Studies, you have access to all the rich resources of both the IGS Library and the UC Berkeley library system as a whole. We're happy to help you find what you need.

Julie Lefevre, Library Director and Digital Services Librarian
Paul King, Circulation Supervisor 

Feel free to email at at any point or just grab us at the reference desk and ask!

Where Do I Start?

Some good first steps...

1. Get your CAL1 Card.  
UC Berkeley registered students, faculty, instructors, lecturers and staff use the Cal 1 Card as alibrary card for borrowing materials and for access to the Gardner (MAIN) Stacks and other libraries on campus.

2. Set up remote access from your laptop or home computer.  Test it out to make sure you can get into the system.

 3. Familiarize yourself with electronic resources.

Remote Access

In order to remotely access UC Berkeley library databases and electronic journals, you must first configure your computer to the Library Proxy Server.

You do not need the proxy server if you connect to the Internet through the UC Berkeley network in a campus building, residence hall, or via AirBears2.


Campus Library Map

Select the image below to see the full campus library map.

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How do I get wireless access for my laptop, mobile, or PDA?
AirBears2 wireless access is available at IGSL as well as in many campus libraries. UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff with a CalNet ID are eligible to use this free service. Wireless cards and the necessary software are available for one-day checkout at the Moffitt Library Circulation Desk and the Public Health Library. The Library does not provide CalNet IDs or AirBears2 guest accounts for visitors. Visiting scholars and campus affiliates may request these from their sponsoring department. Learn more about Computers in the Libraries.

Library Access

Your Cal 1 Card serves as your library card for borrowing materials and for access to both IGS Library materials and Gardner (MAIN) Stacks, Moffitt, the Media Resources Center and other areas requiring a Cal ID.

Once you have been issued a CAL ID, you should automatically be set up for library access including checking out materials. If you have any problems, contact the Privileges Desk at the Doe Library.

Privileges Desk
Doe Library, Floor 1

Desk Hours:

Mon-Fri: 9am-4:45pm

Phone Hours:

Mon-Fri: 9am-4:45pm

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