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

E-Resources: The Caribbean and Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley: Home

This guide was created for both the undergraduates and graduate students to provide access to UC Berkeley's Latin American Studies e-resources in light of COVID-19 pandemic

E-Resources for Latin American Studies

The UC Berkeley Library’s Latin American Studies collection includes a robust and constantly growing collection of electronic resources. Below please see a selected list of such databases, indexes, e-books and journals, archival collections, video streaming services and other e-resources organized by content. This one-page guide is geared to serve as a starting point and it is not a comprehensive gateway. Please contact Liladhar Pendse (Lpendse at berkeley dot edu) if you have any reference queries in the subject matter!

Most of these e-resources are available to UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff members via the Oskicat.  If you are accessing these sources from within a library at UC Berkeley you will not need to log in. However, if you are using your own computer or mobile device, you might be required to log in with your Cal. Id. If you are accessing these from an off-campus location, please see the following instructions: Connect from off-campus location. Also included are some open access to Harvard resources as well as internet resources that are essential for modern research (such as WorldCat). As we add new electronic titles to our collections on a regular basis, please consult Oskicat and its Databases section for the latest additions or consult our librarian for more information.

Oski Xpress Launch for limited book pickup.

Oski Xpress pickup service will start on September 8th. It is our understanding that currently the service is limited to the books that are in Main Stacks. You can always contact access services for further information here: Questions or issues?

  • Check out our Access and Privileges FAQs or contact us.

    See the steps below.

    6 steps for pickup (starting Sept. 8)

  • Find the title you want in Oskicatand click on its title.
  • Click on the request button near the top search bar.
  • Log in via CalNet, or with your Oskicat Patron/PIN.
  • Paging and preparing your items will take us several days. You will be notified by email when the items are available for pickup.
  • Once you receive an email confirmation that your holds are ready, please schedule a 15-minute pickup appointment through LibCal. Items will be held at Moffitt for seven days.
  • When you arrive at Moffitt’s third floor (south) entrance [map] to pick up holds at the booked time, please come to the glass door so that a Library staff member can see that you have arrived. A staff member will come to the door to confirm your name and see your Library card. If a staff member does not meet you soon, please call us at 510-643-2229. A Cal 1 Card or eligible Library card must be presented at pickup.


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Video Tutorial on Hathi Trust's ETAS Service.

My colleague Stacy Reardon, our librarian for Digital Humanities and Literatures has created this tutorial about how to use the emergency temporary access service for HathiTrust materials provided we have these in their paper format in our collection.

COVID-19 Alert: HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS)

HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) 


COVID Map (John Hopkins)

Additional Student Needs during COVID-19 Shutdown

UC Berkeley COVID-19 Student Relief Funds

Basic Needs

Student Technology Equity Program

Off-Campus Internet Access

Student access to Zoom Pro Accounts (students enrolled in Fall 2020 only)

Student Tech Help desk:  9 a.m.-5 p.m Monday-Friday. Please reach out at 510-642-HELP or

COVID-19 Portal for UC Berkeley Library Users:  returning materials, remote library services, online resources for research

Coronavirus Student Affairs Updates:  Basic needs, housing, food, health, financial aid, and more.

Coronavirus updates:  Berkeley News