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How do I find, check out, and request print and ebooks?

(tick)  Search OskiCat to locate items held by the LBNL and UCB libraries. This will bring up both print and electronic books.  (To get print books, change the limit from "Entire Collection" to "Books".  To get just ebooks, change the limit from "Entire Collection" to "Available Online".)  Most of LBNL's books are in Compact Shelving, Bldg. 50-4030. A smaller collection of new books is in the Reading Lounge, Bldg. 54-002 (the room downstairs in the cafeteria).  To check out LBNL's books, fill out the card in the back of the book and drop the card in a designated box, or contact a librarian at [email protected] 

You can now use the UCB Libraries via their contactless pickup service at the Moffitt Library.  This service is being called Oski Xpress.  Follow the instructions given on the Oski Xpress page at, except use the Berkeley Lab Access (LBNL) option to log into OskiCat.  

Fourteen libraries are participating in Oski Xpress: Anthropology, Bioscience, Chemistry, Earth Sciences & Map, East Asian, Engineering, Environmental Design, Institute for Governmental Studies, Main (Gardner) Stacks, Mathematics Statistics, Morrison, Music, Physics-Astronomy, and Social Research. Only materials available from the circulating collections of these libraries are available at this time.

Only the person requesting the books is allowed to physically pick up the items at the Moffitt Library.  Currently books are not being delivered to the LBNL Library, though they can be returned to the drop box in Bldg. 50-4030.  Use your Lab ID as your library card when checking out books from the UCB Libraries.

See additional information below.  (The Stanford button is for searching Stanford's collection only, not for requesting.)

(tick)  The LBNL Library is working in cooperation with the University of California-Berkeley Library system.  As such, we are following many of their procedures and rules. Take a moment to find information about BorrowingLoan Periods, Renewals and My Oskicat, and Overdue, Lost or Damaged Materials.  The loan period for most LBNL materials is 30 days.  

(tick)  Search Melvyl to locate items held by libraries around the world. Use the orange button labeled "Request" to request an item from many libraries anywhere.  Currently, this service fills patron requests for only electronic copies of articles, book chapters, and books.  

(question)  Ask an LBNL Reference Librarian by sending your request to [email protected]

How do I request an item from a UCB library or other library?

See Interlibrary Loan/UCB Requests