10am-5pm, Monday - Friday 

Spring break hours: 1pm-5pm (closed March 27)

Research and reference help is available by appointment.
Email igsl [at] berkeley.edu (the library staff) to schedule an appointment. 

Special hours

Tuesday, March 3 - close at 3:30pm
Friday, March 6 - close at 12:30pm
Tuesday March 17 - closed 11:30am - 1:30pm
Friday, March 27 - closed/holiday
April 16 - close at 2pm
Monday, April 20 - close at 3pm
Friday, May 1 - close at 4pm
Monday, July 13 - closed
Tuesday, July 14 - closed


109 Moses Hall
phone: 510-642-1472
email: igsl [at] berkeley.edu

Exhibit: The First Century of IGS

library staff

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.