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IRLE Library

The Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Library (IRLEL) is an Affiliated Library of the UC Berkeley campus. It serves faculty, staff, students, members of the Institute for research on Labor and Employment (formerly the Institute of Industrial Relations), other researchers in the UC system, and the general public. Outreach services are of special import.

Library Access

LIBRARY ACCESS PROCEDURES

The IRLE now utilizes an intercom on the front door of 2521 Channing Way.

All visitors including library patrons must use this intercom to enter the building. You must look up the Library on the intercom directory under “L

HOW TO ENTER THE LIBRARY
  • Using the directory instructions as shown on the intercom, find "Library" listed under "L," and enter the code that is shown.
  • If no one picks up and you reach the voicemail, please hang up and try again in a few minutes.
  • The voicemail will announce any special hours that may be in effect.
  • NOTE: The Library may not admit new patrons after 4:50 pm (Monday-Thursday) or 3:50 pm (Friday)
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
  • You may also contact the IRLE Library and make an appointment, both for reference service or simply to charge out a book.
  • You do not need to make an appointment to use the library during our regular hours.
HOURS:
  • Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 12 pm, 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Friday: 9 am – 12 pm: 1 pm – 4 pm

How to Borrow Library Material From IRLE

HOW TO BORROW LIBRARY MATERIAL

  • Please search OskiCat  to see if IRLE has a copy of the material
  • Please note the title of the book and the call number
  • Contact by phone 510-642-1705 or email jankim@berkeley.edu with the title and call number. You may also visit in person without pre-checking for item availability.
  • Once the material is located you will receive a phone call or email back to arrange pick up of material at the circulation desk in the IRLE library.

(The IRLE Library is not barcoded and all of our material says “Available” in Oskicat.)

Due to Library items being in the basement, there may be a delay in retrieving items especially with in-person requests.

Hours

Fall/Spring Semester Hours

Monday - Thursday
9am - 12pm, 1pm - 5pm

Friday
9am - 12pm, 1pm  - 4pm


Information Services & Circulation close 15 minutes before the Library closes.