Visitor & Community Services

Visitor services

Visit Berkeley Information Center

2030 Addison Street, #102
Berkeley, CA 94704
(800) 847-4823 / (510) 549-7040

Hours: Mon - Fri, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, excluding holidays; closed 1:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m. for lunch.

Email Visitor Information Center

UC Berkeley Visitor Center

101 Sproul Hall
Berkeley CA 94704
(510) 642-5215
http://www.berkeley.edu/visit

Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Berkeley Business Districts

Downtown Berkeley: website
College/Elmwood: website
Fourth Street: website
North Shattuck: website
Solano Avenue: website
Telegraph Avenue: website
University Avenue: website

San Francisco Visitor Center

Powell & Market Streets
Hallidie Plaza, Lower Level
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 974-6900

California Welcome Center

PIER 39, Building “P”
Second Level, Suite 214-B
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 981-1280
Website

California Tourism Information

California Tourism
(877) 225-4367

Website

Currency Exchange

Currency Exchange International (CEI)
2301 Shattuck Avenue (inside Mechanics Bank)
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 704-1900
Website

Full service currency exchange office able to buy and sell banknotes and traveler’s checks from over 80 different countries. We also provide foreign check collection and international wire payment services. Many currencies carried in stock with great rates!

Passport Office

Berkeley Post Office
2000 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
(800) 275-8777
Hours: Mon - Fri, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Community services

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

2450 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 204-4444 Main
(510) 204-1303 Emergency
Website

Berkeley Chamber of Commerce

1834 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 549-7003
Website

Berkeley Central Library (Main)

2090 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-6100
Website
Hours: Mon - Tue, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Wed - Thu, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Fri - Sat, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; closed Sunday.

Berkeley Public Library supports independent learning, personal growth and the individual’s need for information. To all users, including out-of-town visitors, the Library offers free access to the Internet and to email in all locations.

Claremont Branch
2940 Benvenue Ave (at Ashby)
(510) 981-6280

North Branch
1170 The Alameda ( at Hopkins)
(510) 981-6250

South Branch
1901 Russell Street (at MLK)
(510) 981-6260

West Branch
1125 University Ave. (at San Pablo)
(510) 981-6270

Berkeley Post Offices

Main Branch
2000 Allston Way (at Milvia)
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 649-3173

Branch Locations
1521 Shattuck Ave.
2515 Durant Ave.
2111 San Pablo Ave.
1831 Solano Ave.
3175 Adeline St.
2705 Webster St.
2900 Sacramento St.

Hours: Mon - Fri, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sat, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm; closed Sunday.
USPS Website

City of Berkeley

City Hall
Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center
2180 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
Website

Customer Service Center
1947 Center Street, 1st Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-2489
Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, excluding holidays and reduced service days.

Fire & Emergency Services
2100 MLK Jr Way, 2nd Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
Non-Emergency (510) 981-5900

Parks, Recreation & Waterfront
2180 Milvia Street, 3rd Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-6700

Police Department
2100 MLK Jr. Way, 1st Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
Non-Emergency (510) 981-5900

Social Security Office

2045 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
(800) 772-1213
Hours: Mon - Fri, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm; except Federal Holidays
Website

Center for Independent Living

3075 Adeline St. #100
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 841-4776
Website

Berkeley City College

2050 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-2800
Website

community & senior centers

Jewish Community Center of the East Bay

1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94110
(510) 848-0237
www.jcceastbay.org

The JCC of the East Bay has provided a Jewish gateway and home to a large community since 1978. People of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds are invited to join us as we build community, meet new friends, and learn and celebrate together. Our outstanding programming includes a year-round preschool, after school, summer and vacation camps, meals and activities for seniors, and cultural and recreational events.

North Berkeley Senior Center

1901 Hearst & MLK Jr. Way
(510) 981-5190

South Berkeley Senior Center

2939 Ellis Street & Ashby Avenue
(510) 981-5170

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