Contact: Corliss Lee
Scope of Collection
The UC Berkeley library collects at a research level in the subject of Ethnic Studies, which includes history, literature, political science, etc.
Primary Languages and Formats
Materials are purchased in virtually all languages of the world and represent the ethnicities of people from all corners of the world.
Ethnic Studies collections are located in multiple campus libraries. Humanities and social science materials are located in the Main (Gardner) Stacks, with additional materials in subject specialty libraries such as Education/Psychology, Social Welfare, Anthropology, Environmental Design, Media Resources Center, etc. The Ethnic Studies Library with its departmental focus, features an Asian American Studies collection, the Chicano Studies Collection, and a Native American Studies Colleciton. The Bancroft Library, in addition to being the UC Berkeley's manuscript and archival colleciton, holds materials relevant to American ethnic groups in California, the Western United States and Mexico; see the Western Americana colleciton description for details.
For information about research tools, library guides, and related pages, see the guide to research in Ethnic Studies.