Chemistry, Astronomy & Physics Library

The Chemistry, Astronomy & Physics Library supports the research, teaching, and learning needs of the UC Berkeley community, particularly the College of Chemistry, Department of Astronomy, Department of Physics, and Space Sciences Laboratory, through its extensive digital collections, print collections, and services. The library is open to all researchers and visitors. Some collections are not currently available for browsing in the library, but can be requested through UC Library Search for pickup at any circulating library on campus.

This library is wheelchair accessible.


Jun 16 - Jun 22
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Chemistry, Astronomy & Physics Library monthly calendar Closed 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed
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9 a.m.-5 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed
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    Use online tools or connect with a librarian to achieve your research goals.

  • The UC Berkeley Library provides special assistance to Library users with disabilities as they engage with the Library and its resources.

  • Circulation Desk

    Check out and return books, pick up paged materials, or get help searching for an item. 

  • Learn how to access or place textbooks and other materials on digital course reserves.

  • Make use of the printing and scanning options available at most library locations.

  • Request journal articles and conference papers that you need in a hurry.

  • 510-642-9255 (642-WALK)

    Arrange free night-safety services, including a walking escort to get you home safely. 



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Chemistry, Astronomy & Physics Library
100 Hildebrand Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

This library is wheelchair accessible.

Explore the Chemistry, Astronomy & Physics Library


Welcome to the Chemistry, Astronomy & Physics 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.

Please inquire at the Circulation Desk for further details.


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.



Sciences librarians offer a wide variety of tailored instruction sessions for students, faculty, and staff.

Workshops include topics such as:

  • writing and citing tools such as Overleaf and Zotero.
  • identifying and using geographic information system (GIS) and mapping tools.
  • finding, reusing, organizing, and describing data.
  • data analysis and visualization tools.
  • planning literature reviews.
  • writing and publishing scientific papers.

Course-integrated instruction: Faculty and instructors can also request course-integrated instruction in support of an assignment or project. A librarian can meet with students during a class or discussion section, in person or on Zoom, to teach one or more sessions on searching, evaluating, saving, and organizing science information sources, as well as other topics.

For more information about our workshops and instruction sessions, please visit the Events & Instruction from the Sciences Libraries guide or contact us.