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Research Materials

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The Bancroft Library offers a variety of facilities, services, and resources for Berkeley faculty members pursuing individual or collaborative research projects, or teaching undergraduate and graduate courses that utilize Bancroft Collections.

Faculty are invited to consult our printed and online resources, and to explore topics with Curatorial and Public Services staff. To support classes engaged with Bancroft Library materials, faculty members may reserve Bancroft seminar rooms and consider a wide range of resources available in the Bancroft Library.

UC Berkeley faculty are invited to request materials for their personal or class use ahead of time. Email requests should be submitted no less than 1 week in advance, to permit retrieval of materials from off-site storage and to confirm the availability of specific items.

General Information

Bancroft Staff
Administrators, curators, and other staff may be reached by telephone or email.
Bancroft Collections
Introductory information on major Bancroft Collections, including digital resources.
The Bancroft Library offers fellowships and prizes for undergraduates and graduate students to encourage student research and interest in special collections.
Rights and Permissions
Individuals wishing to secure rights and permissions to publish materials from Bancroft Collections are required to complete appropriate forms.

Using Bancroft Materials

Handling Materials
Off-site collections
Instruction and Class Use
Descriptions and photos of seminar rooms, how to reserve a seminar room, using Bancroft materials in seminar rooms.
Frequently Asked Questions

Online Resources

UC Berkeley library's online catalog
Database of findings aids
For archival and manuscript collections.

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