Welcome to LibGuides!
The librarians of the Berkeley Public Library create research guides on topics of interest to library users, pulling together the best print resources and websites for each. Here are the guides we've created so far; we plan to make a lot more and welcome your suggestions of topics you would find interesting, useful, or just fun.
- Art & Music, Sports & Recreation Collections
- Berkeley History Room
- Berkeley Public Library's History
- Books Into Films
- City Documents
- Computers for Beginners
- Family Place
- Financial Education
- Books for Readers in K-5th Grade
- Books for Readers in Middle School (6th-8th Grade)
- Brave Girls and Resourceful Females
- D.E.A.R. Day Suggestions (Drop Everything and Read)
- Good Books for Kids
- Graphic Novels for Kids
- Homework Help for Kids
- Mobile Website for Kids
- Summer Reading & Events for Kids
Contact a Librarian
Have a question? Contact us during open hours:
Reference desk - 2nd floor of the Central Library. Call us at 510-981-6148.
Art and Music desk - 5th floor of the Central Library. Call us at 510-981-6241.
Children's Reference desk - 4th floor of the Central Library. Call us at 510-981-6223.
Our email reference service provides brief answers to factual questions and helps with questions specific to Berkeley's local history, government, and institutions. Please address questions about your library card to the circulation staff.
Berkeley Public Library
2090 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
General information: 510-981-6100
Need help? The Reference Desk staff answer questions on every topic (except Art and Music and Childrens' questions) and often assist with more complex research. We answer questions in person, by phone, and via email using a variety of information sources, including websites, our non-circulating collection of books, business periodicals, and local history resources.