The Library’s reference services have moved online at least through April 7th. Please see Remote Resources for UC Berkeley Library Users for the latest information on library services and resources. During this time, the Engineering & Physical Sciences Libraries are offering several ways to get reference service and research help.
Contact a Librarian
Librarians are available Monday – Friday during business hours to answer any questions you might have. Email one of us with your question or click the link to schedule an online meeting. If you’re not sure who to contact, feel free to use the Ask a Science Librarian form.
- Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science: Brian Quigley (email; schedule a meeting)
- Civil & Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering: Lisa Ngo (email; schedule a meeting)
- Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Research Data Management: Anna Sackmann (email; schedule a meeting)
- GIS & Maps, Geography: Susan Powell (email; schedule a meeting)
- Open Science, Earth & Planetary Science: Sam Teplitzky (email; schedule a meeting)
- Chemistry, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Physics, Astronomy: Kristen Greenland (email; schedule a meeting)
24/7 online help
Chat: Chat with a librarian. The chat service is staffed by Berkeley librarians, but at peak service times or off-hours you may be connected with a librarian from another academic institution.
Online guides, tutorials and videos:
- Library Research Guides – Librarian experts have created these pages to help you find resources and services by subject, course and topic at UC Berkeley.
- Remote Resources for UC Berkeley Library Users – Access expert help and remote services through this guide to library resources.
Connecting from off campus
If you are not on campus, use EZProxy or the VPN (VPN users: choose Library Access – Full Tunnel rather than the default Split Tunnel) to authenticate yourself as a Berkeley student, faculty, or staff to access online books, journals, databases, and other resources.
If a desired resource is not available as a full-text version online, Berkeley students, faculty, and staff may be able to place a request for a digital copy through our Interlibrary Borrowing Service. Check their website for current information on what is available through this service.