Information for Visiting Scholars

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The Library provides borrowing privileges and other services to our community of Visiting Scholars including:

  • An initial loan of one month for monographs, and a maximum of 20 items at a time.
  • Access to full-text online resources on campus and remotely via the proxy server.
  • Free interlibrary loan.
  • Access to fee-based Baker accounts (for document delivery).

Visiting Scholars must receive official appointments with a UC Berkeley Department or Organized Research Unit, and register with the Visiting Scholars and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA) Program.

  • The University Services Fee for registering as a Visiting Scholar is $500.
  • After registering with VSPA, the valid registration card should be taken to the Library Privileges Desk (Doe Library, floor 1) to obtain a Library Card.

The Library welcomes suggestions for titles to consider purchasing from visiting scholars.

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