During the Lab’s Safe and Stable Mode, please note the following changes to Site & Building Access:
- Blackberry Gate: Open 24/7 to those with badges – no prior approvals are required for site access. For vendor and rideshare access, call the SOC at (510) 486-6999
- Pedestrian Gate: 7AM-6PM
- Grizzly Gate: EXIT ONLY M-F 7AM-6PM
- Strawberry Gate: CLOSED
- Building Access: Weekend operations (badge swipe required for most building/room access)
Berkeley Lab uses keys or the electronic Access Control System for building or room access. The access control system is used for exterior perimeter doors to most buildings, as well as some individual labs, offices, and equipment. The access system is linked to the Berkeley Lab HR System and is updated with the employee or affiliate’s current appointment status at the Laboratory. If a staff member’s Laboratory appointment end date has expired, their access will be suspended.
Berkeley Lab’s automated access control system is a decentralized access permission control structure managed by each Division or major program via Security Access Managers (SAM) Administrators and In-putters. SAM Administrator determines staff’s need for access and will direct the in-putter for that location on granting staff access [The in-putter will program the requested access onto the badge of the requester.] This process provides each division or major program the ability to discretely control access permission to its respective area(s). In order for employees and affiliates to gain access to a building and room that requires authorized personnel only or for entry to a card access room after hours, the employee or affiliate must contact the Security Access Manager (SAM) for that location.
For after-hours access
An e-mail request must be sent from the appropriate approver to the Site Access Office.
Visit Facilities Key Services here for New Key, Transfer Key, and Great Grand Master and Building Master key requests.