Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

The Marian Koshland Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library supports the research, teaching, and learning needs of the UC Berkeley community, particularly the Division of Biological Sciences, College of Natural Resources, School of Public Health, and School of Optometry, through its extensive digital collections, print collections, and services. Members of the public are also welcome to visit and use the collections.

This library is wheelchair accessible.

Hours

Circulation services end 15 minutes prior to closing

Sep 24 - Sep 30
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Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library monthly calendar 1 p.m.-9 p.m. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed
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Services

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Location

Bioscience Library exterior
Marian Koshland Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library
2101 Valley Life Sciences Building
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6500
510-642-2531

This library is wheelchair accessible.

Explore the Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

Visit

This Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library is open to all researchers and visitors, with no identification, registration, pass, or prior arrangements required. Certain services, collections, equipment, or rooms may be available only to certain groups of UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. Please inquire at the Circulation Desk for further details.

Borrow

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.

Collection

The staff and collections of the Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library support research, teaching, and learning in all fields related to the life sciences, natural resources, and the health sciences. The collection includes materials in agriculture, bioinformatics, botany, biostatistics, communicable diseases, community health, ecology, environmental science, environmental health, entomology, epidemiology, evolution, forestry, genetics, health administration, international health, maternal and child health, molecular and cell biology, neuroscience, nutrition and food science, nutrition in health and disease, occupational health, optometry, physiology, plant pathology, soil science, toxicology, vision science, and zoology.

The library also has a number of collections that are considered special and/or rare. Examples: a cookbook collection that includes many rare cookbooks; an extensive collection of works by Charles Darwin; materials related to a survey of California vegetation in the 1920s and 1930s (Wieslander VTM survey); and a large collection of early 1900s forestry-related photographs primarily taken by Emanuel Fritz and Woodbridge Metcalf. Information on these and other special collections, including how to access them, is found in the Special Collections Guide.