Basic Layout of the Library’s 4th Floor

Upon arriving at the 4th floor, turn right out of the elevators and enter the Library. Directly ahead of you is the Circulation desk and to the right of that is Reference desk. Reference hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M., Saturday 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M..
Toward McAllister Street, there is waist-high shelving holding the 4th Floor Reading Room collection. The open space nearby has lots of light, comfy chairs, with good visibility to be able to meet up with friends or perhaps study in groups. Peruse the subscription magazines in the Popular Reading Area for a little light reading.
Continuing around in a clockwise direction, you will encounter the computer lab. This is the place to check your email, search online resources or take care of printing and scanning. Further down the hallway and through two doors is the NewCal Copy Center. This is run by two terrific folks who will help you with copy card purchases or jammed printers.
Beyond their office the Federal collection begins with book stack number 1. Congressional Record, Federal Register, US Reports, regional reporters and the like are found in these stacks which circle around to Golden Gate Avenue.
As you near the Hyde Street side of the building, the California collection begins and includes sets such as Deering’s, West’s, Statutes and Amendments to the Code, etc. The area from stack one to this point is called “4th Stacks.”
The few stacks near the foot of the Grand Stairway contain our small Research Alcove Collection. This consists of current treatises and practice materials that do not leave the Library.
A small room near there is where you will find our microfiche and microfilm collection. If the machines are giving you any problems whatsoever, just ask for help at the Reference desk, our job is to help you.