UC Berkeley History of Art Department

308A Doe Library

The History of Art Department has a multi-purpose event space in 308A Doe Library. The room is available at no cost for Arts & Humanities Division departments and units, but department events and programming receive top priority. Departments, units, and groups outside of the Arts & Humanities Division may request to use the room for a fee. See pricing below.

Technology available for use includes a digital projection system with VGA and HDMI connections, DVD/Blu-Ray player, flexible seating, movable tables, whiteboard, lectern, dimmable lighting, AirBears wireless internet, Ethernet - DHCP, voice amplification and an assistive listening system. A video-conferencing system is also available with a Mac mini, large-screen monitor, webcam, speakerphone pods and GoToMeeting or Skype software.

Room capacity is 49


Departments and units within the Arts & Humanities Division may use the 308A event space free of charge. Reservations for other university units, departments, or groups require payment. History of Art events receive priority.

0-4 hours $200
4-8 hours $300
After 5 PM

Cleaning charge



Hours & Support

Events in 308A may be scheduled only during Art History / Classics Library open hours.

Technical support is available during regular business hours, and is provided by Visual Resources Center staff M-F, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Technical support for after-hours or weekend events are approved on a case by case basis and may include a surcharge.

Event Setup & Cleanup

Event organizers are responsible for room setup and cleanup. It is your responsibility to ensure the room is clean after every event. All event organizers must return room to its original setup and dispose of any trash after each use. A cleaning charge may apply if room is not cleaned after any event.

Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic beverages require an Alcohol Permit from UCPD. The UCPD-approved form should be submitted to the History of Art Department office before your event.

To reserve the room, please complete REQUEST FORM


VRC Equipment Loans

History of Art faculty and graduate students may check out equipment from the VRC. Equipment may be reserved throughout the semester on an as-needed basis, but will only be loaned out during the class-time. Instructors are expected to use their own laptops for teaching, but may borrow VRC laptops for occassional use, if needed.

Available equipment can be viewed and checked out through the online Equipment Library

Classroom Equipment

Departmental Classrooms
The VRC maintains audiovisual equipment in departmental classrooms, which include 425 and 308B in Doe Library, as well as 104 Moffitt.

Please contact the VRC staff at 510-642-5474 or via email if you need assistance with the equipment in these rooms or would like a classroom orientation.

The equipment in these rooms includes:

  • High-resolution digital projector
  • VGA cables for both Mac & PC
  • HDMI cable (only Doe 425)
  • 35mm slide projectors (only Doe 308B)
  • DVD/CD players (only Doe 308B)
  • VHS player (only Doe 308B)
  • Air Bears WiFi

You must provide your own laptop or reserve one from the VRC.

Moffitt Classrooms

The equipment in the Moffitt classrooms is maintained by campus Educational Technology Services (ETS). Contact ETS at 510-643-8637 to report any problems with equipment in these classrooms. If you experience equipment problems during your lecture, contact the ETS staff at 510-643-8637 and they will dispatch a classroom technician to arrive within 5-10 minutes. To arrange a classroom orientation with ETS, you may contact them here.