The IGS Library is closed until further notice due to campus COVID-19 restrictions.

IGS library staff are available for research and reference help via email -- please contact us at igsl [at]

The due date for all items due between March 1, 2020 and August 30, 2020 has been extended to Monday, August 31, 2020. If the closure is extended, these due dates will be changed. You can also renew items proactively through My OskiCat. You will see a list of items you have checked out and any options for renewing.

Please see COVID-19 Portal for UC Berkeley Library Users for the most current guidance on returning and renewing materials, and pointers to online resources.

Exhibit: The First Century of IGS

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The Institute of Governmental Studies is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year! A hundred years ago, as efforts to reform government corruption were taking root across the country, IGS was founded by political scientists who saw an opportunity to build public administration into an academic discipline to educate new generations of civic leaders. The library has been the heart of IGS since its founding, and holds more than 400,000 items, many of them unique reports, pamphlets, bibliographies, and other ephemera.

An exhibit now on display in the IGS Library highlights the people and projects that built IGS over the last century. The Institute will be celebrating its centennial with events and programs throughout the year. Please check the IGS website for updates.