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The Bancroft Library is located in the heart of the UC Berkeley campus - on the east side of the Doe Library and facing the Campanile (Sather Tower). If you are coming to visit us from outside Berkeley, we recommend that you take public transportation. If you must drive, please be aware that there is very limited public parking on campus, and permits may be required. There is street and metered parking near the campus, and they are strictly enforced by the City of Berkeley.

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There is very limited parking accommodation on campus for drivers displaying legal disabled parking permits. On-campus parking requires a UCB parking permit in addition to a state issued disabled parking placard. Please consult the UCB Parking and Transportation website and the Campus Access Guide for further information.

Bus parking is available at the white curb areas on Bancroft Avenue between Piedmont Avenue and College Avenue (near Boalt Law School and Berkeley Art Museum) and between Bowditch Street and Telegraph Avenue in front of Sproul Hall (near MLK Jr. Student Union). Driver must remain with the bus at these sites. For further information call the campus parking office at 510-642-5401.

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