The Berkeley Public Library has information about our city, the Bay Area, and beyond. Search our catalog by topic or title, if you know it (i.e. Uniform Crime Reports, Berkeley Bicycle Plan), or ask at the Reference Desk for further assistance.
We often have information available for temporary review, like Environmental Impact Reports about a proposed building project. Many of these are not formally cataloged. We keep these time-sensitive documents at our reference desk - usually, but not always, at the Central Branch - in boxes labeled “EIR” or “Public Review.” Documents of lasting value to the Berkeley community, or with historical significance, are cataloged and added to the library's permanent collection.