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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 items.

The collection contains an impressive selection of books, DVD videos, reports, and do-it-yourself pamphlets on a range of environmental subjects such as: 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.

Members may browse and check out books from the library while in store, or may review our online catalog and place an email request to check-out books for pick up. Email requests must include member names and book titles, keeping in mind that not all books from the catalog will be available. Members may check out up to 5 books/ Dvds for up to 2 weeks. Books can be returned to the table in front of the Ecology Center Resource Center, where they will be sanitized and set aside for 3 days before reshelving to ensure customer safety.


The Ecology Center houses the BASIL—the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library.

Location: 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702