Black History Month 2024


Black History Month

This February, check out our 2024 Black History Month picks from cultural contributions, relatable stories, and historical moments.


Book Awards

"Booker Prize and National Book Award"

Check out some of the best we have to offer with the 2023 Booker Prize and National Book Award winners and shortlisters on UCB Overdrive today!

Winner of the National Book Award:

Justin Torres

Finalists of the National Book Award:

Winner of the Booker Prize:

Prophet Song
Prophet Song
Paul Lynch

Shortlist for the Booker Prize:


Native-American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month 2023

Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month in November with us! We’ve put together a collection of fiction and non-fiction for you to explore. Find more information and discover live events on the Native American Heritage Month website.

Halloween Picks 2023

Halloween Picks 2023

Celebrate this year’s Spooky Season with some of these terrifying and suspenseful titles below. From ghosts to haunted houses and even our own thoughts, check out these books if you’re feeling the Halloween festivities this October.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous Peoples' Day

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day this Monday, October 9th with these wonderful selections by Native authors illustrating stories on Native history and fiction.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2023

Hispanic Heritage Month 2023

Starting September 15th, Hispanic Heritage Month begins as we celebrate and commend the great works and achievements made by the Latinx community. Find inspiring and excellent recommendations by Latinx authors below and look for more in the UC Berkeley Library’s collection on Overdrive.

Summer Reading 2023

2023 Summer Reading

Kick off this summer with these fantastic beach reads! From summer scares to beachside romances, check out Overdrive and the selections below for an irresistible read.

Disability Pride Month 2023

Disability Pride Month 2023

Celebrate this year’s Disability Pride Month with these great recommendations from the library. Spanning disability culture, activism, love, and finding yourself, our picks are a must-read for everyone!

Happy Pride Month 2023

Happy Pride Month

Celebrate Pride Month this June with novels, essays, romances, and humor by LGBTQIA writers. Browse through our Overdrive collection for even more great picks this month.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2023

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

This May, celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with our wonderful and diverse collection of works by Asian American and Pacific Islander American authors. Encompassing books penned by Americans with roots from Sri Lanka to India to Hawai’i, with stories of college life, immigrant families, and much more, there are plenty of great novels to pick from. Check out more titles through Overdrive.