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General Access

The entrance to The Bancroft Library is on the east side of the Main Library, facing the Sather Tower, more commonly known as the Campanile.

  • Before entering the Reading Room, you must stow prohibited items in the lockers provided on the ground floor, located on the right-hand side of the east entrance. Pass the security guard station and proceed up one level by stairs or elevator to the Reading Room and Seminar Rooms (3rd floor).

  • The Registration Desk is located on the left-hand side of the entrance to the Reference Center. You must stop here and register to use the library. Bancroft Library readers must be at least 18, or have graduated from high school. Current UCB photo identification is adequate for registration. Others must present two forms of identification (at least one containing a photograph).

  • In the process of registering, you agree to abide by Bancroft regulations, as outlined in the "Reading Room Conditions of Use" leaflet available at the Registration Desk.

  • Registration usually remains valid for two years.

Disabled Access

Visitors may enter The Bancroft Library via the ground-level front door on the east side of the Doe Annex.

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