UC Berkeley Library

Can I check out unbound journal issues?

Usually you will not be able to check out recent issues of journals and magazines that haven't yet been bound.  However, printer/scanners are located in each campus library for your convenience. You can also search for an online version of the title you are looking for.

After journals are bound they are typically shelved in a library's stacks like books. Depending on the library, they may be shelved by call number or title. Loan periods for bound journals vary. Consult a library's website for more information.

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