The UC Berkeley Library is comprised of the Doe/Moffitt Library, Bancroft Library, and over 24 subject
specialty libraries serving a variety of academic disciplines. UC Berkeley’s libraries hold over 10 million
volumes and 90,000 serial titles. The Association of Research Libraries ranked Berkeley the top public
university library, and third overall among major research universities in the United States and Canada. The
Library’s website provides easy access to the UCB online catalog, OskiCat, as well as numerous important
online bibliographic and reference resources. The California Digital Library hosts MELVYL, the online
catalog for all UC campuses.
In addition, a number of specialized libraries on the Berkeley campus are available to AHMA students.
1. The Art History/Classics Library (308 Doe) is specifically designated for graduate and faculty use.
Seminar rooms for both History of Art and Classics Departments are located here. The collection
contains most of the basic source material, texts, and periodicals for Greek and Roman history,
archaeology, art,epigraphy, literature, and philosophy as well as access to important digital
resources. The collection is non-circulating, although faculty and graduate students may check out
some materials for a 2-hour loan period.
2. The Anthropology Library in 230 Kroeber Hall.
3. Several small libraries in the basement of Barrows Hall operated by the Near Eastern Studies
Department, including the Baer-Keller Library of Egyptology, the Near Eastern Seminar Library,
and the Hebrew/Semitics Seminar Library.
4. The Graduate Theological Union Library (GTU) has an extensive collection focused on religion
(including New Testament Greek, Coptic, and Hebrew) and the history and archaeology of Syria-
Palestine for all periods. It is open to UC students.