The Special Library Access document delivery service provides fast
and easy access to the resources of the UC Berkeley Library for libraries,
information centers, corporations, and other organizations.
Phone: (510) 642-6956
What SLA Offers
Access to 9,000,000+ volumes in more than 20 libraries on the Berkeley campus
(except Boalt Law Library).
Expedited loan and photoduplication service for UCB materials. Requests
filled or reported on within 24-48 hours from time of receipt. Books sent
via FedEx; copies via first class mail. Rush processing and rush delivery
available: see price list.
"Special Rush" service when you require particularly rapid turnaround.
Ordering is fast and convenient via:
Fax (on your company's letterhead)
Detailed monthly statement of charges and current account balance.
Thorough and extensive bibliographic checking of requests. For volumes not
owned by the UC Berkeley Libraries, we provide citation verification and location
information whenever possible. We do not provide materials owned by other
UC campuses. SLA is not a research service and only performs such research
as is required to fill specific requests.
To Open an Account
Print the SLA Enrollment
Complete and return the form to: SLA Service, 133 Doe Library, University
of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000.
Submit payment (minimum deposit of $250.00 - see enrollment form). Checks should be made payable to the U.C. Regents.
Upon receipt of your enrollment form and deposit, we will open an account
and send you detailed instructions about how to submit requests, etc.
If you have further questions, please call the SLA Expediter at (510) 642-6956
for personal assistance, or fax (510) 643-8476.
Also use the enrollment form to notify us of changes of address, authorized users, etc.
SLA Price List
$50.00 is due at the time you open your account.
subscribers are required to maintain a deposit account to cover transaction
charges. A minimum deposit of $200.00 is required for new accounts. We
ask that subscribers maintain an approximate balance of $100.00 at all
Filled Loan Requests:
$22.00 per filled request including shipment via UPS.
$10.00 per renewal of borrowed items. Renewals may be requested by phone at the end of the initial loan period.
Filled Photoduplication Requests:
$22.00 per filled request for up to 50 scans sent via first class mail.
$10.00 additional per each 1-100 prints over 50 pages.
$10.00 per unfilled request. Charge will be waived for items owned but
not available. For materials not owned, we provide citation verification
and location information whenever possible.
"Special Rush" Processing:
$39.00 per filled request for up to 50 scans. Rush fee covers special processing (4 hour
You may send a courier between 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday, to Interlibrary
Services, 133 Doe Library. You may also supply your FedEx account number
or make other arrangements as necessary.
Fax delivery is available for photoduplication requests at a surcharge of $1.00
per page. Delivery via e-mail similarly available (only to the requesting library, not to the end-user.)
$20.00 per hour, charged in 1/2 hour increments, for orders requiring unusual
staff effort. In these cases, work will not proceed until requester has
a withdrawal of funds is requested, or your account is closed, a $25.00
processing fee will be charged.