Library

Welcome to the IGS Library

Hours

IGS Library Spring Semester 2024 Hours:
Monday through Friday:
  • 9am-1pm - quiet study - no library staff are available.
  • 1pm-5pm - book checkout and returns, staff are available. 
  • Library closed Tuesdays from 3pm to 5pm and Fridays from 9am to 12pm.

The Library Corner (TLC)

The IGS Library is one of the nation’s major collections in public administration, public affairs, and public policy. The library holds more than 400,000 volumes and is a depository for California local government documents.

Upcoming Closures

The IGS Library will be closed the following days and times:

  • Closed Friday, Feb. 23 for the Percy-Synar Award Ceremony and Reception.
  • The library closes at 4pm on Monday, March 11 for Matsui Center lecture.
  • Tuesday, Mar. 19, close at 4pm, Cal-in-Sac Pizza and Photos Social.
  • Friday, Mar. 29, Cesar Chavez Day
  • Monday, Mar. 25 through Thursday, Mar. 28,  Democracy Camp in Berkeley.

Need Research Assistance?

Library staff are available for research and reference help via phone, email, or video chat.
Please email us at igsl@berkeley.edu with questions or to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment. 

Group and individual study space is available at the IGS Library, Rm. 111

Students with a valid CalNet ID can book the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service Study Room between 9am and 5pm.

The Matsui Study Room can accommodate an individual or a small group. It has a large table (seats ten), plenty of chairs, monitor (HDMI cable included), and a small whiteboard.