Summer Sessions students have full access to one of the finest research libraries in the country. The UC Berkeley library system consists of Doe Library, the Moffitt Undergraduate Library, the Bancroft Library, (which houses rare books and western Americana), and over 20 other libraries serving a range of academic disciplines. The collections of the University Library system include 8 million volumes, 89,800 journal titles, more than 70 million manuscripts, 400,000 maps, and 16,000 videos.
When visiting students arrive they will obtain their Cal 1 ID card (https://cal1card.berkeley.edu/) which will give them access to campus facilities and buildings. There is no additional fee for the ID card as this was covered by the registration fee. Students will have access to the 25 libraries on-campus. The library hours vary depending on the day of the week and time of year. You can check the hours here,http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/hours.
For more information, consult the campus library website and look for informational leaflets at most campus libraries. Leaflets and web pages include maps of the library system, library hours, the Undergraduate's Guide to the Library, guides to research in specific subject areas, instructions on using library databases and accessing library databases from your home or office, and much more. There are also free drop-in classes on finding books, articles and using the Internet. For individualized assistance with your research questions, ask for assistance at library reference desks, or call the Doe Library Information Center at (510) 642-6657.