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Literature in English

Browse library materials for the study of literature in English

UC Berkeley Book Catalogs


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Most of these ebooks can be found by using UC Library Search. However, you may occasionally wish to visit specific ebook platforms.

Catalogs with Historical Info


How to Find eBooks

  1. Go to the Library homepage.
  2. In UC Library Search, enter your keywords.
  3. On the results page, find the Refine Your Results column. Under Show Only, select Available Online. Then, under Resource Type, select Books.

How Do I Read a Call Number?

To read a call number, take each section one at a time: BF 1556 .Z66 2010

  • BF
    Read the 1st line in alphabetical order: A, B, BF, C, D, DC...
  • 1156
    Read the 2nd line as a whole number: 1, 2, 3, 32, 100, 101, 1000, 1100, 1156, 2000, 3000...
  • .Z66
    First read the 3rd line alphabetically. Then read the following number as a decimal: .C51, .D49,  .Z616, .Z66, .Z8 
  • 2010
    The last line is the year, and is read in chronological order: 1989, 1992, 2000, 2010, 2016 

How Do I Request Books in UC Library Search?

No time to go hunting around the library stacks to find the books you need?  Use UC Library Search to find the book you want,. Authenticate yourself with CalNet, and follow the prompts. UC Library Search will ask you where you want the book(s) delivered to.  You will get an email when the books are ready to be picked up (usually within 1-3 days).

You can also use this button to:

  • Request materials from NRLF
  • Place holds on items that are checked out
  • Place holds on an item.