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.


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


Hours: 11:00am – 6:00pm Tuesday through Sunday
Location: 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702