IGS Library


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.

The Library Corner - Fall 2023 Edition

November 29, 2023
Doing Research? IGS Library Staff are here to help! Literature Reviews Finding Data Organizing your research Safe study space Strong wifi

The Library is open Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm!

Please check our website for upcoming Winter Break...

The Library Corner - Summer 2023 Edition

September 22, 2023

Seated L to R: Robert Toyama (Cataloger) and Jordan Gerner (Circulation Supervisor)

Back Row L to R: Kris Kasianovitz (Library Director), Paul King (Library Supervisor), Andrew White (Summer Intern), and Kathryn Stine (Digitization Project Planner)

Kathryn Stine

Digitization Project Planner
Institute of Governmental Studies

Kathryn joins the Institute of Governmental Studies Library (IGSL) Team as the Digitization Project Planner. Kathryn will be responsible for and instrumental in developing the IGS Library's California local government documents digitization project plan, for which IGS received state funding to undertake.

Kathryn comes to IGSL with more than 15 years of experience managing library digitization and digital access initiatives, as well as archives and special collections processing and programs. She has extensive metadata and collection analysis skills, which are...

Special Collections

The library is home to several special collections related to political campaigns, elections, and public policy.

Berman/D'Agostino Redistricting and Political Campaign Materials, 1968-2000

The collection consists of redistricting maps, campaign literature and related political materials documenting the careers of Michael Berman and Carl D'Agostino, leading California political consultants and strategists, and the...

The Library Corner - Fall 2022 Edition

December 9, 2022

Need a warm and welcoming space to study? The IGS Library is OPEN!

Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.

Staff are available to assist with access to the Library’s collections and research questions 1pm to 5pm or you can contact us by email to set up a research consultation.

The Library Corner - Spring 2023 Edition

May 22, 2023

BIMI Cultures in Community Mural @ the IGS Library!

The IGS Library is so pleased to partner with the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI) to display this mural. It is a colorful and joyful addition to the Library.

The IGS Library seeks to be a welcoming place for all UC Berkeley students. We want the IGS Library to better...

California Ballot Proposition Guides

These guides contain concise descriptions of ballot measures including non-partisan analyses, official voter information, background materials, pro-and-con websites, newspaper articles and editorials, opinion polls, political endorsements, and financial contribution records.

November 8, 2022 Ballot Prop. 1

Proposition 1: Constitutional Right to Reproductive Freedom Summary

Proposition 1 is a legislatively referred constitutional amendment. It was put on the ballot by the California State Legislature with the passage of 2021-2022 Senate Constitutional Amendment (SCA) 10 - Atkins. It provides a state constitutional right to reproductive freedom, including the right to an abortion.

This proposition would amend the...

Jordan Gerner

Government Information Collection and Circulation Specialist
Institute of Governmental Studies

Jordan Gerner is the Government Information Collection and Circulation Specialist at the IGS Library. Jordan manages circulation and processes and catalogs archival materials. He also assists with the Library's local government digitization project. Jordan has a BA in film studies from the Academy of Art in San Francisco.