Anthropology Library (study only)

  This location is open only for browsing the collections and studying. Want to check out a book? Request books online for pickup at another library. Need research help? Email

The George and Mary Foster Anthropology Library holds academic works covering sociocultural anthropology, traditional cultures, archaeology, folklore methods and theory, and physical anthropology. The library has 59,000 print volumes, with several thousand more stored off-site, and provides access to more than 12,000 e-books on archaeology, ethnography, or anthropology.

This library is partially accessible to wheelchairs.


Limited services, open only for study and collection browsing. Books should be requested to another library with circulation services. Research assistance by appointment.

Nov 20 - Nov 26
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The George and Mary Foster Anthropology Library
230 Anthropology and Art Practice Building
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

This library is partially accessible to wheelchairs.

Explore the Anthropology Library


Welcome to the Anthropology Library.

Physical access to this library is open to all researchers and visitors without requirement of any identification, registration, pass, or prior arrangements. Certain services, collections, equipment, or rooms within this library may be available only to certain groups of UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff.

This library is partially accessible to wheelchairs.


The UC Berkeley Library’s collections are rich and bountiful — and they’re waiting to be explored by members of the UC Berkeley community and knowledge-seekers everywhere. Use UC Library Search, the University of California’s all-in-one-platform for discovery, to find books, journals, articles, and more, and check them out at libraries across the Berkeley campus and at other UC schools. Learn more about borrowing Library materials.