Medieval Studies

Contact Your Librarian

  • Jason Schultz
  • Office Location: 438 Doe Library
  • Contact Info:

    (510) 984-3012

About the Medieval Studies Collection


The Library collects materials in all areas of Medieval Studies, including history, literary criticism, and culture.

Medieval Studies reference materials are kept in the Reference Center (Doe Library, Floor 2). The major part of the collection is located in the Gardner (MAIN) Stacks, with additional materials in Moffitt (UNDE, core English-language). Manuscript and archival collections are housed in the Bancroft Library.

Purchase Recommendation Form

If you'd like to recommend an item to be added to the collection, please use the Purchase Recommendation Form.


Giving to the Medieval Studies Collection

Private donors are very important in sustaining the excellence of our collections and services.

The following types of gifts are available:

Book Donations: Gifts of scholarly materials and the results of research have historically represented a significant element in the development of our outstanding research collections. We welcome individual gifts, but due to space and staff limitations, we must be judicious in accepting large contributions. Contact James Spohrer, Librarian for the Medieval Studies Collection, about the materials you wish to donate.

Donations of recently published books are also welcomed. New book purchases will be checked to ensure titles are not on order.

Memorial and Honorific Gifts: Contributions given in memory or in honor of a person are welcomed. For a gift of $1,000 or more, a named memorial book fund can be established. A special book plate will be created and placed in each book.

Named Endowment: Endowment funds may be established with a gift of $50,000 or more. These funds provide the library with an annual income in perpetuity and have a lasting impact on maintaining a world class collection within the Library's Medieval Studies Collection. The University invests its endowments carefully to achieve a healthy rate of return that provides for both current needs and long-term growth. A special book plate will be created and placed in each book.

Cash Gifts for Book Purchases: Cash contributions of any amount are welcomed and can be made directly to the Library using the online form.  In the section marked "special instructions or designations for this gift," specify "Medieval Studies Collection."

If you prefer to send a check, make it payable to the UC Regents (indicate which collection it is for) and mail it to: Jason Schultz, Interim Librarian for the Medieval Studies Collection, 438 Doe Memorial Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720.

Archival Collections and Primary Sources

Online Resources

CD-Rom Resources

Electronic Texts

Historical and Cultural Resources

Indexes, Guides and Bibliographies


Alphabetical or subject listings containing names, addresses, and identifying data of persons, organizations, publications, web sites, etc.



Article Databases


UC Berkeley Library Electronic Resources:

Medieval Studies Article Databases


Library Catalogues

University of California Library

Electronic Resource Finder

Other Library Catalogs and Websites

The Rossell Hope Robbins Library - University of Rochester.
Comprehensive holdings in all aspects of Middle English literature and supplemental materials in the fields of Old English, Anglo-Norman, and French literature, medieval history philosophy, theology, art and manuscript studies.

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford - Western manuscripts to 1500.    

The Camelot Project - Arthurian texts, images, bibliographies and more.

The Folger Shakespeare Library

Hill Museum and Manuscript Library

Medieval Institute Library - University of Notre Dame.

The Morgan Library

The Robbin Hood Project - texts, images, bibliographies and basic information.

Other Resources

Atlases and Maps: Resources that provide maps or tools you can use to generate maps. Gazetteers are geographical dictionaries, giving information about cities, mountains, rivers, etc.

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection

Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe from AD 1 - AD 2000

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias: General and subject specific dictionaries in any language, dual language dictionaries, thesauri, dictionaries of quotations, and acronym lists.

Related Pages

Program in Medieval Studies

Department of History

History of Art Department

Related Subject Guides

Related Course Guides

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