The Ecology Center maintains a public library that focuses on the environmental concerns of Californians, with particular emphasis on the Bay Area. Our library is open to everyone for reference. If you are an Ecology Center member, you can check out books and videos.
The collection contains an impressive selection of books, DVD videos, reports, and do-it-yourself pamphlets on a range of environmental subjects. In addition to being available for the public, our Information Desk staff use the library as well, as a reference to answer questions on toxics, renewable energy, permaculture, gardening, recycling, environmental education, sustainable development, climate action, and environmental justice. Special collections include a large selection of environmental education curriculum, natural building guides, an urban farming focus, and local recycling history.
LIBRARY HOURS: 11:00am – 6:00pm Tuesday through Sunday
LOCATION: 2506 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
The Ecology Center also houses BASIL—the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library.