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.

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month

“If you live, you look back and beg for it again, the hazardous bliss before you know what you would miss.” – Ada Limon, 24th Poet Laureate.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with this diverse collection of award-winning poets and check out the rest of our Overdrive for more!



Read OverDrive eBooks and Audiobooks on Mobile with Libby

libby app

Do you read ebooks and audiobooks on OverDrive? If so, the free Libby app allows you to read and listen on your mobile device. It’s easy to get started. Here’s how.

Step 1: Download the app

    1. Go to your mobile device’s app store.
  1. Install the Libby app for free.

Step 2: Add UC Berkeley to your list of libraries

  1. The app will ask you if you have a library card.
  2. Click “Not Yet.”
  3. You will be prompted to search for a library branch. Click “Find Libraries Nearby”  and then click “No, I’ll Search For A Library”.
  4. Type in “University of California Berkeley,” and select “University of California Berkeley.” You will be taken to the Library’s OverDrive collection.Searching the website for the "university of California Berkeley"

Step 3: Log in with CalNet ID

  1. Add a library card by selecting “Enter Library Account Details.” You will be taken to the CalNet authentication page.
  2. Sign in.
    Add a library card

Step 4: Borrow Books!

  1. To check out a book, select the book and click “Borrow.” (If a book is already checked out, you can click “Place a Hold.”)
  2. The app will then show you a virtual library card and you will be able to see how many books you have checked out and how many holds you have. You’re all set!

Borrow books

Still using the original OverDrive app? OverDrive is discontinuing it. You’ll want to use Libby instead. Click here for more.