Book sale, exhibits, tours, coloring, and more – Cal Day April 16th

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Stop by the libraries on Cal Day, April 16th, for fun, one of a kind events, exhibits, and tours.

09:00 AM

Artist and Pop-Up Books

9:00 am-12:00 pm

210 Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library

The Environmental Design Library has a large collection of unique artist books and interesting architectural pop-up books. This is a rare opportunity for the public to turn the pages of artist books that are too often locked in exhibit cases.

Doe Library $1 Book Sale

9:00 am-3:00 pm

303 Doe Library

Pick up some books for your collection at Doe Library’s annual book sale. You’ll find thousands of hardcover and softcover books, each on sale for only $1.

Exhibit: No Legacy || Literatura Electrónica

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

NL || LE presents a collection of digital works of literature–in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan and English–side by side with experimental print materials from the past century. Meant to be read on computers and other digital devices, these electronic stories and poems reveal new ideas about literary and media developments and encourage visitors to interact with the machines.

Tour Doe and Moffitt Libraries and Gardner Stacks

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Doe Library, north entrance, or Moffitt Library, south entrance

Take a self-guided tour of the 52 miles of shelves in UC Berkeley’s two main libraries. Start at the Doe Library (north entrance) information desk or the Moffitt Library south entrance.


10:00 AM

Color the UC Berkeley Library Collections

10:00 am-3:00 pm

Morrison Reading Room Doe Library

The UC Berkeley Library invites you to join us for a fun, all-ages coloring event! Stop by the Morrison Library in Doe Library and select a coloring sheet from one of our various collections.

Visit Morrison Library

10:00 am-3:00 pm

Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room

The magnificent Morrison Library opened in Doe Library in 1928 as a traditional library reading room where students could take a break from academic life. One of the architectural treasures of the UC Berkeley campus, Morrison Library offers comfortable seating for leisurely reading, a graphic arts collection, and a circulating collection of newly published books.

Faking It: Forgeries, False Attributions and Doctored Volumes

10:00 am-5:00 pm

C.V. Starr East Asian Library

This exhibition displays books, rubbings and texts that have been fabricated or somehow reworked to increase their seeming rarity or market appeal.

10:30 AM

Visit the Physics-Astronomy Library

10:30 am-2:30 pm

351 LeConte Hall

Explore the rich legacy of Berkeley Physics and find out what it takes to be a well-read physicist! Come see the library’s pop-up exhibit of the 100 most popular titles. If you can guess which book was checked out most often, you just might win a prize!


2:00 PM

Tour of C.V. Starr East Asian Library and Chang-Lin Tien Center for East Asian Studies

2:00-3:00 pm

C.V. Starr East Asian Library

Tour the Starr Library, which opened in 2008 and houses over 1,000,000 volumes of Chinese, Korean and Japanese materials. Be sure to check out the special exhibit “Faking It: Forgeries, False Attributions and Doctored Volumes.”