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Changes to the Anthropology Library as of Summer 2022


Circulation Services Suspended as of Summer 2022

As of Summer 2022, the Anthropology Library will operate as a study hall only location.

Due to the Library's serious budget and staffing crisis, we are not able to offer the full suite of Library services in the Anthropology Library at this time. We will no longer offer any library checkout services.  The library will be open from 1-5, M-F, for study and collection browsing. The service desk will be staffed by a study hall monitor from the Anthropology Department. We will still have public computers for use at this location. The nearest circulation desk is at Environmental Design Library next door in Bauer Wurster Hall, which will continue to offer library services. Learn more about our online services and resources, and see our study hall hours on the Anthropology Library website.

Read a message about the decision here.

Research Help

As a result of the departure of the Anthropology Librarian, the following people will be handling elements of the position on an interim basis:

Ann Glusker: Reference and research support; orientation sessions, tours or course instruction. Note: As always, you can also get help 24/7 via chat!)

Margaret Phillips: Collection development. Request that material be purchased via this form or a direct email to Margaret.

Susan Edwards: Anthropology Library staffing, questions/comments/concerns about hours and space.


Other resources:

Search the UC Berkeley library catalog for print and electronic resources

Anthropology Library website 

How do I?

Access computers and the internet?

Some computers require a CalNet login. After you authenticate through CalNet, you will be able to use the computer.

To access the internet, please see these instructions to get online.

You can find find a full list of library locations that offer laptop and other electronic device lending here.


Return my Books?

We are not checking out items, but are still accepting book returns at the service desk. 


Pick up books I have requested?

The nearest open library to the Anthropology Library is the Environmental Design Library. You can pick up book requests and access circulation services there. Here's a map of all the campus libraries.



Black/white printing is still available with a Cal 1 Card.


Report an issue in the Study Hall?

For general support questions, you can contact Susan Edwards.

If you observe a security threat or other emergency situation, please call UCPD at (510) 642-3333.


Find course reserves?

Print reserves are no longer available and we have switched to an electronic course reserve model for this year, with books in UC BEARS or available as e-books. To place a book on course reserve, you can email If you are a student, your instructor will have access to the link for course reserves and will give that to you directly. 


View my library account?

Login to your account here or on the UC Library website.


Learn more about the Anthropology Library services or contact staff?

View available resources and staff contact information on the Anthropology Library website.