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

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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.

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 article, book, chapter, etc. 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.

24/7 chat reference help is available; start here; click "Chat Now" at the top right.

Your Librarian

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

Your Librarian

Michael Sholinbeck's picture
Michael Sholinbeck

Schedule an online consultation,
or visit during my online office hours Thursdays 1-3pm
(Contact me for logon info)
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