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Information for Faculty and Staff: Additional Resources

Library information for faculty and staff

INFORMATION RESOURCES OUTSIDE OF BCC

UC BERKELEY LIBRARY CARDS

For full-time faculty:  Obtain a library card by presenting to the Library Privileges Desk, at Doe library, a letter on school letterhead, signed by your department chair or principal, confirming your full-time affiliation with the school and a California driver's license.  Letters can also be obtained from the BCC Library.  To obtain such a letter, Joshua Boatright, jboatright@peralta.edu.

For part-time faculty: California residents may purchase a one-year Library borrowing privileges card at the Privileges desk in the Doe circulation area, first floor. The fee is $100. All applicants must provide proof of California residence and a current government-issued ID such as a driver's license or passport.
A membership card from the California Alumni Association is available for $50 a year, and together with a CA Driver's license entitles you to a library card as well. Membership in CAA is open to the public. For more information, visit: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/services/for_users/alumni_visitors.html.
NOTE:  Alumni of any University of California campus who have a paid membership in any of the nine campus alumni associations can obtain a UC Berkeley library card.

PUBLIC LIBRARY CARDS

Berkeley Public Library, as well as the many other public libraries in the bay area, offers off-site access to a plethora of online resources including article, book, and reference databases.  Another reason to have a public library card: Link +
What is Link + ?

  • LINK+ is a union catalog of contributed holdings from participating libraries in California and Nevada .
  • The libraries participating in Link +plus California State Universities, Nevada Universities, Colleges, and Public Colleges across the state and Nevada
  • Patrons from member libraries can electronically request an item not available in their own library and it is delivered to them for check-out.
  • LINK+ is available to patrons of the participating libraries. (including Berkeley, Alameda County, San Francisco and Santa Clara Public Libraries)
  • LINK+ may be accessed directly at csul.iii.com or while using the local catalogs of participating libraries.

Books may be borrowed if they are listed as "available" in the union catalog

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