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Library Resources For IGS Community: Using UC Berkeley Library System

UC Berkeley Library System

In 1869, UC Berkeley was the first University Library in the State of California. It held 1,036 volumes to support UC's opening class of forty freshmen. The Library was open 4 to 5 p.m.

For 2006-07, the Association of Research Libraries ranked the UC Berkeley Library the #1 public research library in the United States. Berkeley's holdings in 2006-07 included over 10 million volumes; 89,000 serial titles; 6.9 microform units; nearly 500 thousand government documents; 5 million graphic and cartographic items; 89,000 audio/visual items, and over 44,000 films.

The Library system consists of:

Doe Library
Moffitt Library
The Bancroft Library
C.V. Starr East Asian Library
Twenty four subject specialty libraries
There are nine affiliated libraries including IGS.


The entry-point for the Library system online is

Research Support

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

Matsui Study Room - to use this IGS space, select this link and reserve the space. Access the study room through Room 117 in Moses Hall (the Matsui Center offices). Daniela Leyva is the Matsui contact person for questions regarding the study room.

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

Library Catalogs

The Library Catalogs section of the UC Berkeley Library Website provides access to the tools you'll need to find materials owned by the UC Berkeley Library, other UC libraries, and libraries outside of the University of California system.


Find books and other items in most libraries at UC Berkeley.

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Find books and other items on all UC campuses.

Guide to library catalogs

Choose the best catalog for your needs, and learn how to use the catalogs effectively.

Other library catalogs

Library websites and catalogs of interest to the UC Berkeley community.

Requesting Items From NRLF

NRLF - Some UC Berkeley materials (including IGS) 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.

Please ask IGS Library staff if you have any questions about NRLF items.

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