Read at Home: New in OverDrive

OverDrive is a UC Berkeley Library service for borrowing ebooks and audiobooks. You can access books online, download them to a device, or read them on an ereader such as Kindle. OverDrive is available to current UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. How it works: Simply log in with your CalNet ID, and you can start borrowing!

You can also download the Libby by OverDrive app to access OverDrive from your mobile device. For more information, visit the OverDrive help guide.

Check out some of the new arrivals here:



Scheduled OverDrive Maintenance

Between May 3 and July 28, 2022, OverDrive will be performing server upgrades between 3am-5am PDT on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

OverDrive service will be impacted only once for approximately 60 minutes or less.

Users will still be able to sign in to the digital collection and browse or read titles, but may encounter errors when attempting to borrow, place a hold, or return titles during the maintenance period.


Our Literature Picks for Black History Month

February is Black History Month! We at the Library have compiled a brief list of novels and poetry by both acclaimed and emerging Black authors for your exploration.



Fresh Starts: A Reading List for the New Year

The new year is all about trying new things and getting out of your comfort zone. If you’re looking for a set of books to help you explore new genres and authors, look no further! Try out the Library’s recommendations of uplifting memoirs, riveting literary fiction, and culturally expansive works below to ring in 2022 right.



Great Reads from 2021

2021 has seen a huge variety of fan-favorite and award-winning books. To wrap up a great reading year, check out some of the books that have made their mark on bestseller lists.



Pride 2021: Our Picks for LGBTQ+ Literature

June is Pride month, a time for celebrating the struggles and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community. Browse through the Library’s collection on OverDrive of LGBTQ+ literature as one of many ways to celebrate the inspiring journeys of the queer community.

Try these new and classic novels:

These memoirs and works of non-fiction are inspiring and insightful:

If you’re interested in LGBTQ+ poetry, drama, and essays, don’t miss these:



Our Favorite OverDrive Audiobooks

Summer is here, and there’s no better time than now to dive into a good book. Ranging from novels to memoirs and narrated by celebrities and budding voice actors alike, listening your way through OverDrive’s audiobook collection is sure to be a great way to spend your summer!

These new novels are a perfect way to kick off your audiobook journey.

These audiobooks read by familiar voices may inspire you:

Dive into these memoirs read by the authors themselves.

Want a book that we don’t have in the library? Request it here.



Read at Home: New in OverDrive

OverDrive is a UC Berkeley Library service for borrowing ebooks and audiobooks. You can access books online, download them to a device, or read them on an ereader such as Kindle. OverDrive is available to current UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. How it works: Simply log in with your CalNet ID, and you can start borrowing!

You can also download the Libby by OverDrive app to access OverDrive from your mobile device. For more information, visit the OverDrive help guide.

Check out some of our new arrivals here:



Read at Home: New in OverDrive

OverDrive is a UC Berkeley Library service for borrowing ebooks and audiobooks. You can access books online, download them to a device, or read them on an ereader such as Kindle. OverDrive is available to current UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. How it works: Simply log in with your CalNet ID, and you can start borrowing!

You can also download the Libby by OverDrive app to access OverDrive from your mobile device. For more information, visit the OverDrive help guide.

Check out some of our new arrivals here:



Fresh Starts: A Reading List for 2022

With a new year comes new experiences, new goals, and new books to read. Whether you’re looking to go out of your comfort zone or on the hunt for your next favorite read, check out this list to kick off the new year.