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Bancroft Material Request Form

Pre-order Bancroft owned materials from both on-site, and the off-site storage facility (NRLF).

Restrictions: Vault, MTP, CTP, TYP, Map, Oversized (ff, fff, pff, pfff), Restricted, and Unprocessed material MUST be requested in person, NOT online. Oversized materials housed at NRLF are exempt from this restriction.

Each call number must have its own form. For collections with multiple containers, up to 5 volumes/boxes/cartons may be requested per form.
The maximum limit for online requests is 5 physical items per day.
Please prioritize your requests.

Items will be returned 2 weeks after your planned date(s) of visit if they are not viewed. You will not be contacted when your request is available to view. You will only be contacted if there is a problem with your request.

Off-site NRLF material is usually available for viewing in the reading room at 10am three business days after the initial request. To ensure receipt of material, please submit your order at least one week prior to your visit.


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(Format: MM/DD/YY-MM/DD/YY)


Container(s) Type (if applicable):
You may select only one container type per order.



You may order up to 5 containers per request form.
Finding Aids for many collections are available on the Online Archive of California.

* Item Location:

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