Erskine A. Peters Reading Room

Erskine A. Peters Reading Room (675 Social Sciences Building)

Spring 2024 Hours

Mondays: 9 am – 3 pm
Tuesdays: 10 am – 4 pm
Wednesdays: 12:30 – 6:30 pm
Thursdays: 11 am – 5 pm
Fridays: 10 am – 1 pm

Please come use the space and be in community!

Follow our Eventbrite and/or sign up for our departmental listserv to learn about Reading Room events. 

We recently completed a massive digitization of some of the Department’s archival materials that are housed within the Reading Room. This has been be in partnership with California Revealed, and you can now see our digital audiovisual collection onlineMany of the videos are talks, lectures, roundtables, symposium materials, and other treats from the department’s long and storied history. Sifting through the memorabilia and ephemera of the department’s past is indeed a pleasure and we encourage you to come and explore our exhibits of these archival materials. To access the materials click here. If you have any access needs related to the archive, please contact Barbara Montano at or 510-664-4324.

While in the room, we ask everyone to collectively care for the space, be mindful of how you leave it, and follow the use of space policy

We also welcome department faculty, staff, and students to reserve the space for working/study groups and events – please complete the reservation form and email Barbara Montano ( to make a reservation.