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Fall out of Stress – 11/30 and 12/1

Posted on 11.25.15

Join us for Fall Out of Stress, the quarterly late-night tutoring event that occurs during library Extended Hours. From 9:00 PM to midnight November 30th and December 1st, there will be free drop-in math and writing tutoring, games, coffee, and snacks. For more information, contact


24/7 Blackboard help available Monday!

Posted on 10.28.15

Beginning Monday, November 2, you will have access to after-hours and weekend support for Blackboard via phone and live chat. For contact information, please keep an eye out for the “24/7 Blackboard Support Info” module, which will appear above your “My Courses” module. Your regular Blackboard support will still be available during the day.

Alternative Access to Databases

Posted on 10.16.15

Our ezproxy server is down at the moment.

You will be unable to access our databases from off-campus until further notice.

If you are on-campus and trying to access our databases, just erase the first part of the url, as below:

If you are trying to access ABI/Inform Complete through the following URL:

Erase the “” part of the URL, so that the link looks like this “”

If you need further assistance, please contact the Reference Deck at 510-885-3765

Enter to win a $200 Gift Card! Exhibit Raffle!

Posted on 10.15.15

Enter the Raffle for a chance to win a $200 Gift Card!

Answer a simple question or two
(the answers are – literally – in front of your face!)



Drop by the Library’s Reference Desk (LM Lobby), and submit your answer to this week’s question in the designated white box!

New drawing every Thursday this quarter!

Bay Card Appointments Available

Posted on 09.26.15

To avoid a long line for getting your Bay Card in the University Library, book an appointment at:

Off-Campus Database Access is Restored!

Posted on 09.26.15

Update: As of Saturday, 9:45pm, our off-campus access has been fixed. All library online resources should now be accessible. Please let us know if you still encounter difficulties. Thanks for your patience!

Off-campus access to our resources is unavailable at the moment. The off-campus server is down. We hope it goes up early on Monday morning.

We are working on fixing the problem and will update this page once we have resolved the issue.

Library online resources are available on campus. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Library Closure – Summer Quarter Break 9/5 – 9/13

Posted on 09.01.15

The Library will be closed starting Saturday September 5th and will reopen Monday September 14th.

Between Monday September 14th and Friday September 18th, the Library hours will be 10 am to 4 pm.

The Library will also be closed Saturday September 19th and will reopen Monday September 21st.

The Learning Commons will be closed until September 19th

Posted on 07.15.15

Due to furniture and technology updates, the Learning Commons will be closed until September 19th.

Computers on the Lower Mall and the Upper Mall will still be available, and the Learning Commons will be available through Phone (510-885-4152) or Email ( Should you have any questions, stop by the Reference or Circulation Desk.

SCAA (7/6 – 7/10) and Learning Commons (7/1 – 7/17) Closures

Posted on 06.30.15

In preparation for furniture updates, both the SCAA and the Learning Commons will be closed for a few days this July.

SCAA will be closed July 6th to July 10th

SCAA services will only be available for standing appointments and one-time appointments. These will meet in the Library Conference Room. There will be no drop-in services available

Learning Commons will be closed July 1st to July 17th

Computers on the Lower Mall and the Upper Mall will still be available, and the Learning Commons will be available through Phone (510-885-4152) or Email (

Spring Out of Stress! – June 2nd from 9 pm to Midnight

Posted on 06.02.15

Join the Library as we find ways to Spring out of Stress!

Tonight, June 2nd, from 9pm-Midnight, the Library will be providing tutoring from SCAA as well as games to help you relax and release your stress for any upcoming Finals.

Come have fun before the stress of finals takes you over!

Spring Out of Stress
Library Lower Mall
June 2nd, from 9 pm to Midnight

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