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

Literature in English

Browse library materials for the study of literature in English

UC Berkeley Book Catalogs

Books

eBooks

Most of these ebooks can be found by searching OskiCat. However, you may occasionally wish to visit specific ebook platforms.

Catalogs with Historical Info

Publishers

How to Find eBooks

  1. Go to the Library homepage.
  2. In Start Your Search, search your keywords.
  3. On the results page, under Source Types, select eBooks.
    source types in start your search

If you don't see a listing for eBooks under Source Types, choose the Show More link and look for eBooks there.

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 OskiCat?

No time to go hunting around the library stacks to find the books you need?  Use OskiCat's request feature.  Once you find the book you want, click (this button will only appear when an item can be requested). Authenticate yourself with CalNet, and follow the prompts.  OskiCat 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 that has the status "in-process" which means it is being cataloged.