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Dewey’s Friends Café

When plans were being developed for the new library, the Friends made a committment to establish a café. Many, many hours of planning and research by the Café in the Library Committee resulted in the wonderful facility which was christened Dewey’s Friends after the Dewey Decimal cataloging system most of us grew up with.

At Dewey’s Friends, you can get coffee, tea, soft drinks, pastries, and other goodies. The Friends maintain an honor system book sale rack in one corner. The Café also subscribes to a variety of newpapers. Bring your laptop—the Café (and the entire Library) is a wireless hotspot.

There is a sunny, sheltered courtyard adjacent to the Café, which is open when the weather is warm.

Volunteer Opportunities

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The Café is also a wonderfully rewarding volunteer opportunity, even if you can only help out once in a while. Click here for an application or contact The Friends at alexandramatarrese@yahoo.com.

Let us cater your next neeting in the Library

Dewey's Friends Café now offers catering services for meetings held in the Library's Stafford meeting rooms. For more information, contact Beth Sibley at 769-7350 or esibley@berkeley.edu. For information about reserving the meeting rooms, contact the Library's front desk by calling 747-7777, or on the library web site.

For morning meetings, we recommend the Pastry & Beverage Service. We provide a combination of sticky buns, muffins, and scones, as well as regular and decaffeinated coffee, black, green, and herbal teas, and juice. All of this for the very reasonable price of $6 per person (with a $200.00 minimum).

For shorter meetings or afternoon/evening meetings, we recommend our Beverage Only Service provided at $2.00 per person. This service includes regular and decaffeinated coffee, black, green, and herbal teas. We request a $50.00 minimum reservation.

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