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A guide to library resources in Materials Science & Engineering.

Kresge Engineering Library closed until 2025

The Kresge Engineering Library is temporarily closed due to the Bechtel Engineering Center renovation. We plan to re-open in 2025 when the new Engineering Student Center opens its doors.

Read about the closure here.

Questions? Send us a message and one of our engineering librarians will reach out. 

Campus Libraries for Materials Science & Engineering

Campus libraries that have materials science & engineering materials include:

Collections in these libraries and other UC libraries can be discovered by searching UC Library Search.. 

Borrow externally

If Berkeley does not own a publication, you can borrow it from an external library by requesting an interlibrary loan. This is a free service to Berkeley faculty, staff, and students. The average wait for an ILL request is one week but items borrowed from out-of-state take longer to arrive.

Books, Journal Articles & Conference Papers
To make an interlibrary loan request for a book, journal article or conference paper, sign into UC Library Search and locate the record for the item you want and follow the instructions to initiate a request. A copy will be delivered to the campus library of your choice for pick up. In the case of articles and conference papers, we normally email you a PDF copy of the paper. If you cannot locate the item in UC Library Search, you can make an order through the Interlibrary Borrowing Service request form.

Other Publications 
For other types of publications, try searching UC Library Search first. If you are unable to locate the record, make an order through the Interlibrary Borrowing Service request form or contact us for help

UC Library Search

 UC Library Search infographic about what is included

UC Library Search is the University of California's unified discovery and borrowing system.

Access it directly or from the Library homepage to find most UC books, articles, media, archival collections, and more.

See the UC Library Search User Guide and ask for research help 24/7 for more information.

Campus Library Map

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A map of all campus libraries

See also:

Off-campus Access

We offer two ways to access UCB licensed library resources from off-campus:

When accessing a library licensed resource via links found on UC Library Search or our Databases A-Z list, you may be prompted to authenticate via CalNet or via your PIN / Cal 1 card number. If you normally search via non-licensed UCB resources (such as Google Scholar), we recommend that you install our bookmarklet in order to authenticate. 

VPN (Virtual Private Network) 
After you install and run the VPN client software on your computer, you can log in with a CalNet ID to establish a secure connection with the campus network.

Research Help

For research help, please contact our Engineering & Physical Sciences team at: