Morrison Reading Room

Venue  |  Exhibitions
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Morrison Reading Room
101 Doe Library
U.C. Berkeley campus
Berkeley, CA 94720
Venue Type: Alternative Space
Open hours
12 noon-5 pm
prints/books, performance

Morrison Library opened in 1928 as a traditional library reading room providing an ambient atmosphere for students to take a break from the rigors of academic life. One of the architectural treasures of the UC Berkeley campus, Morrison Library offers comfortable seating for leisurely reading, and maintains a circulating collection of popular newly published fiction and non-fiction. Morrison Library also has a limited collection of circulating audiobooks, subscriptions to several popular magazines and a few daily newspapers.

Morrison Library’s non-circulating permanent collection is comprised primarily of books from the private library of Alexander F. Morrison donated by his wife, Mrs. May Treat Morrison. Other non-circulating collections include works in the Poetry Alcove, lavishly illustrated art history and coffee table books, an eclectic LP collection (phonograph available), and a modest collection of  jazz, classical and popular music on CD (players/headphones available).

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