Vetus Latina Database (VLD)

The Vetus Latina Dabase is an electronic index to all Greek and Latin patristic citations or allusions to the pre-Vulgate editions of the Bible, collected by the Vetus Latina Institut in Beuron, Germany. The VLD may be accessed via OskiCat, via the Library home page under Electronic Resources, or via the Classics Resources page under Indexes/Full Text Databases.


ERF Update – September 2012

Current number of records in the ERF: 1097

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Extended hours for RRR & Finals Weeks announced

The Library and the Vice Provost’s Office consider finals study space to be a vitally important component of campus support for students. For students to succeed academically, it is important that they use the library to study and to focus.

Responding to requests from students, Doe/Moffitt Director Elizabeth Dupuis and Vice Provost for Teaching, Learning, Academic Planning & Facilities Catherine Koshland are pleased to announce that Moffitt Library and Gardner (MAIN) Stacks will be extending 24-Hour Study to include RRR Week and Finals Week this semester.

For spring semester 2011, Moffitt Library and Gardner (MAIN) Stacks will be open continuously from Sunday, May 1 at 1pm through Friday, May 13 at 7pm.

This period represents 82 additional hours during which students have continuous access to the collections in the MAIN Stacks; continuous access to computers, software, printers, and computer support help at the Moffitt Microcomputer Facility; extended hours for group study rooms; and convenient access to refreshment in the FSM Café.

Great news indeed for Cal students!


RRR and Finals hours include 24/7 study space

This semester, with financial support from Vice Provost Koshland, Moffitt Library and Gardner (MAIN) Stacks will be extending 24-Hour Study to include both Reading, Recitation and Review (RRR) Week and Finals Week.  These two libraries will be open continuously from Sunday, May 1 at 1pm through Friday, May 13 at 7pm.

» Spring Finals hours (PDF)

For current schedules of other libraries on campus, see our Library Hours page.

Food and drinks are not permitted in the library, including the stacks. We recommend taking a break in the Free Speech Movement Café.


Summer reading list 2011

Every summer, the Library and the Office of Educational Development send new freshmen a list of recommended books.  This isn’t required reading, but rather a great list of titles suggested by faculty and staff as a way of welcoming incoming students to the intellectual life of the university.

This year’s theme is “Social Media”.  The list includes books and articles that provide social commentary, insight into the power of social networks, and fictional explorations of where this technology is taking us.

In keeping with the theme, we’ve posted each of the selections on Moffitt Library’s Facebook site, where you can see what others think of these works and leave your own comments.

» Previous summer reading lists


Library Research Prize deadline April 18

Cal undergraduates: have you done a great library research project since Summer 2010? Submit it for a chance to win up to $1,000!

The Library Prize for Undergraduate Research rewards excellence in undergraduate research projects that use library resources and demonstrate sophisticated library research skills on the part of undergraduate researchers.

Submissions will be accepted through April 18, 2011.

Questions? Visit the Library Prize website.


Plan ahead for a research prize

Have a great research project from this past summer, or something great in mind for fall or spring of this academic year? Submit it for a chance to win up to $1,000!

The Library Prize for Undergraduate Research rewards excellence in undergraduate research projects that use library resources and demonstrate sophisticated library research skills on the part of undergraduate researchers.

Submissions will be accepted from December 12, 2011 through April 16, 2012.

For details, visit the Library Prize website.