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Traveling to Bancroft
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Reading Room Conditions of Use
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Personal Camera Use Policy
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About The Bancroft Library

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The Hubert Howe Bancroft Award
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2005-2008 Seismic Retrofit

Contact Information


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The Bancroft Library

Mailing Address
The Bancroft Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

(510) 642-3781 Administration office
(510) 642-7589 Fax
(510) 642-6481 Reference desk

Please refer to the Reading Room Conditions of Use before your visit.

Email Inquiries

  • Reference inquiries to our Public Services Staff about collections and use of materials.

  • General inquiries for our Administration Department (non-reference related):

  • Advance paging of materials from both Bancroft and the off-site storage facility (NRLF):
    • Online Bancroft Material Request Form

      • 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.

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