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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library: Books & eBooks

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Find books, ebooks, journals

Start Your Search UC Berkeley Discovery Tool

Oskicat [UC Berkeley]

  • Search for books, e-books, journals, dissertations, reports, by topic, author or series.
  • Renew your books
  • Find course reserves
  • Request items from other libraries, from storage, or that are checked out by other patrons
  • Refine your search to a specific library, available items or online items.

Melvyl  [UC, selected UCB libraries not in Oskicat]

  • Search for books, ebooks, journals, dissertations, and articles from UCB-subscribed journals
  • Search libraries worldwide
  • Request items UCB does not own, create and save lists, automatically format citations.

Google Books

  • Search the full text of books scanned by Google.
  • Read the full text of most out-of-copyright books
  • View previews or snippets from many books still in copyright
  • Find in a library link will locate the book if it is owned by UC Berkeley

InterLibrary Loan Services

UC Berkeley faculty, students and staff:
Interlibrary borrowing: obtain materials from other institutions; view My ILL Requests*

Research Library Cooperative Program (RLCP): Borrow materials from Stanford and UT Austin. Check RLCP website for eligibility.

Baker Document Delivery is a fee based Document Delivery Service for UCB faculty, staff, graduate students, and UCOP staff with current UCB library cards. To use Baker you must have a Baker account (see below). 

Copyright information: UC Berkeley, UC system-wide

Non-UC Berkeley users and institutions:
Interlibrary lending of original material: provides access to the holdings of the UC Berkeley Libraries to institutional borrowers in the United States and Canada.

Photoduplication services: provides access to the holdings of the UC Berkeley Libraries to institutions and the general public.

Special Library Access document delivery services: provides access to the resources of the UC Berkeley Libraries for libraries, information centers, corporations, and other organizations on a subscriber basis.

Dissertations & Theses

Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts) UCB access only
Coverage: 1861-present
Covers dissertations and theses from U.S. institutions.

UC Berkeley Dissertations
To locate dissertations from a specific UC Berkeley department, search OskiCat using keywords berkeley dissertations <department name>.

Examples:
berkeley dissertations integrative biology
berkeley dissertations energy