Morrison Reading Room
U.C. Berkeley campus
Berkeley, CA 94720
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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