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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 Research Help: Home

NEW: Online Help During Library Closure

Online Reference Services and Research Help

The Marian Koshland Bioscience, Natural Resources, & Public Health Library’s reference services have temporarily moved online, in alignment with “social distancing” recommendations from campus.

Contact a Librarian: Librarians are available Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm to answer any questions you might have. Email one of us or click on the link to schedule a Zoom meeting or Google Hangout.

24/7 online help

Chat: Chat with a librarian. The chat service is staffed by Berkeley librarians, but at peak service times or off-hours you may be connected with a librarian from another academic institution.

Online guides, tutorials and videos:

Connecting from off campus: If you are not on campus, use EZProxy or the VPN (VPN users: choose Library Access – Full Tunnel rather than the default Split Tunnel) to authenticate yourself as a Berkeley student, faculty, or staff to access online books, journals, databases, and other resources.

If a desired resource is not available as a full-text version online, Berkeley students, faculty, and staff can place a request to our Interlibrary Borrowing Service. If the Library is closed due to unforeseen circumstances, we will update you about our ability to provide this to you via email.

Your Librarian

Elliott Smith's picture
Elliott Smith
Schedule online appointment
(Zoom meeting or Google Hangout)
Bioscience, Natural Resources
& Public Health Library

Your Librarian

Michael Sholinbeck's picture
Michael Sholinbeck
Schedule a consultation
(NOTE: Most will be via Zoom until further notice),
or visit during my office hours @ SPH DREAM Office (Room 2220, Berkeley Way West Bldg), Thursdays 1-3pm
510-642-2532 (he/him)
Subjects:Public Health

Librarian - Life & Health Sciences

Shannon Kealey's picture
Shannon Kealey

Bioscience & Natural Resources Library Reference & Research Services

For extensive or detailed questions contact a Librarian.

   Individuals and groups are welcome to contact us to arrange a customized reference
   or instruction session, including via Zoom or Hangouts.


~ Reference By Email:
   Email your question to the Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

   or use the Ask A Science Librarian form.


~ Research Help by Appointment:
   Use "Schedule an Appointment" links above, or email us for personal help with your
   research. Or, try chat reference -- open 24/7!

  Library BRII Program: funding for author fees to publish open access journals

Marian Koshland Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

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