CAA members are entitled to a library card at all of the UC campuses: Berkeley, Irvine, Davis, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz.
Library restrictions vary by campus and are subject to change. Members should check with the campus directly for these restrictions
UC Berkeley Library Privileges
1. How to obtain a library card. Bring the following to to the main circulation desk at Doe library:
- CAA membership card
- California driver’s license
If you do not have a California driver’s license you may bring
- photo ID
- a copy of a utility or phone bill with a California address
Annual CAA member library cards must be renewed annually, and Life Member library cards must be renewed every three years. The Library does not send renewal notices.
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2. CAA members who have obtained a library card may check out up to 20 books at a time. Loan periods vary, depending on the type of material borrowed, the status of the borrower, and the loan policy of the individual unit. Interlibrary loans are not permitted. Visitors can also use the materials on-site for free, without obtaining a library card. A visitor must present a valid form of identification to the circulation desk and will be given a day pass. Day passes do not allow visitors to borrow books.
3. Computer/Research CAA members do not have remote access to online databases. Inside the library, they have access to all online databases and CD-ROM, as well as OskiCat catalog.
4. Hours and locations Each library has its own hours which change periodically. Hours are particularly limited during the summer. Please view the website for the latest schedule. View UC Berkeley Libraries open hours and locations »
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