Water Resource Collections and Archives


San Francisco Water Supply: Sources of Information

San Francisco Water Supply: Sources of Information

Institute of Governmental Studies Library

University of California, Berkeley
109 Moses Hall

Nick Robinson, Library Director
Phone: 510-643-6429
Fax: 510-643-0866
Email: nrobinso[at]library.berkeley.edu

About the Collection
Description of San Francisco water-related materials:
The IGS Library collection includes a number of nontrade and ephemeral publications on the San Francisco water supply. Included are publications from city agencies, newsletters, journal articles, and monographs. The Library has an extensive collection of budgets and financial reports, planning documents, and ordinance codes from cities and counties across California.

Time Period: 1848-1899, 1900-1920, 1921-1949, 1950-1963, 1964-1980, 1981-Present
Types of Material: Books, Ephemera, Government Documents, Serials

Open to the Public? Yes
Reservations Required? No
Public Fee? No
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Open to Scholars? Yes
Reservations Required: No
Scholars Fee? No
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Access Procedures:
While some reference materials and bound high-use journals are on open shelves in the Reading Room, the bulk of the collection is in closed stacks and must be paged. To have material paged, fill out call slips and take them to the Information Desk. Paging, which is normally very prompt, is available 11 am - 5 pm.

The collection is non-circulating. Some form of identification is held at the Information Desk while material is being used. Patrons needing requested material over several days may have it held at the Information Desk for up to a week. A photocopy machine is available that accepts one dollar bills, coins and campus copy cards.

AirBears Wireless is available in the Reading Room, which also contains several Internet-accessible computers for public use.

Reference assistance is available Monday - Friday 11am-5pm.;A detailed description of the IGS Library catalogs is at: http://www.igs.berkeley.edu/library/collections/

Collection Management Information
The primary online catalog is OskiCat.

Note that some of the older materials on the San Francisco water supply may only be accessible via the on-site card catalogs and/or the printed book catalog. For example, see subject-relevant pages from the printed subject catalog.

Digital Formats:


Submitted: 2/23/2007
Last Updated: 2/23/2007

Last modified: 5/31/2011 5:06 PM by S. Haren

UCR Contact Information

Water Resources Collections and Archives
Tomás Rivera Library, 4th Floor
PO Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, CA 92517-5900

Tel: 951-827-3233    Fax: 951-827-4673    email Email

CSUSB Contact Information

Water Resources Institute, CSUSB
Boykin Witherspoon III, Institute Director
California State University, San Bernardino
PL-401 5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino CA 92407-2318

Tel: 909-537-3685    email Email