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Collection and Services


Librarians are available for information regarding course-related work or other research projects.   The librarians are the best resource to use when you have questions about using the library or finding the exact information you want.

General Collection

There is a small highly selected core collection of books that can be checked out of the library. By simply presenting your Peralta Photo ID card with a current sticker or a valid California driver’s license/ID along with a copy of your class printout, you may check out any item from the general collection for a period of two-weeks.

Reference Collection

Reference books are compiled to supply definite pieces of information and are intended to be referred to rather than read through.  They must be available for ready consultation. Therefore, they are to be used in the library only.

Reserve Collection

The Library has a small collection of reserved books that has been put “on reserve” by Berkeley City College instructors for library-only use, so that everyone in a class has access to them.  Most reserve items are 2-hour use in the library only.  Some reserves can be checked out for two to three days.  Reserve overdue fines can be quite costly, so if you must borrow these items, make every attempt to return your borrow books on time.


We subscribe to a small core collection of periodicals.  A list of their titles is posted at the Reference Desk .


We house a few videos and CDs.  None of these items circulate outside the library.  For more information about these materials, please talk with the library staff.

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    Saturday 20 December 2014


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