Directions and Travel

BIDS is located in the University of California, Berkeley's historic Doe Memorial Library.  Upon entering the library's main north entrance doors, turn left to enter BIDS.

Bay Area Airports

Ground Transportation

  • BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) – The Downtown Berkeley BART Station is 1 block from the UC Berkeley campus. From the station, walk east on Addison Street or Center Street until you get to Oxford Street. When you enter the West Circle entrance of the campus, follow Univeristy Drive up the hill. You will see Doe library on your right when you reach Memorial Glade. Ask the kiosk attendant if you need help finding your way.
  • Amtrak
  • AC Transit

Hotel Accommodations

The following hotels offer a discounted UC Berkeley rate (if available) upon request:

  • Hotel Shattuck Plaza – Closest to downtown Berkeley, and a short walk from Downtown Berkeley BART 
    2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
    (866) 466-9199
  • Hotel Durant
    2600 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
    (800) 238-7268

Other Accommodations near the UC Berkeley Campus

Campus Parking & Maps

  • UC Berkeley – Interactive Campus Map
  • Metered parking is available off campus on Oxford Street and at the parking structure on Addison Street.
  • If you have arranged for a parking permit, you can pick it up at the parking kiosk at the West Circle entrance off Oxford St. DO NOT park on campus in a designated permit-only spot unless you have a parking permit for that area; parking is enforced 24 hours a day seven days a week on the UC Berkeley campus.
  • See the UC parking and transportation site for campus parking areas and required permits.