main reading room, UC Berkeley library
Main reading room, Doe Library at UC Berkeley.

The campus libraries wish you a Happy New Year and, as the new semester begins, provide you with this quick list of reminders and resources.

Guide to the Library for grad students and GSIs — a one-stop shop for ways to take advantage of the libraries in your research and teaching.  (Includes gems like the Dissertation Writer’s Room.)

Request library instruction for your class — it’s tailored to courses, assignments and students’ research topics.

Proxy Borrowing  just got easier — it’s now online and even simpler.

Library exhibits and events — including major exhibits on Ansel Adams’s Fiat Lux photographs of the campus (through February), and environmentalist David Brower (through March).

Lunch Poems series — spring readings are February 7, March 7, April 4, and May 2. The series is under the direction of Robert Hass, Professor of English and former two-term Poet Laureate of the United States.

Story Hour — monthly prose readings the second Thursday of each month, hosted by English department faculty members Vikram Chandra and Melanie Abrams and featuring distinguished prose writers from the Bay Area and beyond (such as Joyce Carol Oates on February 14).

Keep up with new electronic resources in the Library  — learn what’s happening in many library departments through the Collection Services blog.

Questions?  Contact Corliss Lee, the Library’s liaison to the Graduate Division, by email (

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