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University of California Berkeley: UC Berkeley Library System

General Information

Facility: University of California at Berkeley Library System
Address: Various
Phone: (510) 642-6657
Email: Click here to email the UC Berkeley library system

About the library system:

The University of California Berkeley Libraries is a system of 27 libraries, with the Doe Library, Moffitt Library, Bancroft Library, and East Asia Library, with 13 other subject specialty libraries. There are also 10 "affiliated libraries," which contain specialized research collections unique to their fields and often to their libraries.


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Summary of Collections

Collection size: as of July 2014 the UC Berkeley libraries contained over 1.1 million volumes in Asian languages of which 408,000 are Japanesae.  The combined collections contain more than 17.8 million items.  As a system of nearly 30 distinct libraries, the UC Berkeley Library System is a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary collection of academic support for education and research within its varied fields.

Notable collections:

  • Asian Studies Collection: a collection intended to supplement the East Asian and South/Southeast Asian Libraries, the Asian Studies Collection is home to the Group in Asian Studies, an interdisciplinary undergradutae and graduate program engaged in teaching and research about Asia.
  • The Bancroft Library: the main repository for the special collections of the UC Berkeley Library system, Bancroft holds several well-known collections, including Latin Americana, History of Science & Technology, Rare Books Collection (including texts in East Asian languages), the University Archives, and several digital collections.
  • The Doe Library and the Moffitt Library: the main libraries for the University of California Berkeley Library System, they offer collections in art history, asian studies, international organizations, history, linguistics, political science, and much more.

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