UC Berkeley Library

Access Policy

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The Art History/Classics Library houses core collections for scholarly research. Monographs are available for two hour loan, although much of the collection is non-circulating, including periodicals. This core collection is complemented by the comprehensive fine arts and classics collections housed in the Main (Gardner) Stacks, Doe Library.

  • Automatic access with borrowing privileges is extended to University of California graduate students, faculty, and staff.
  • University of California undergraduate students in need of material located in the AH/C Library (no borrowing privileges). Undergraduates may not use AH/C for study hall purposes only.
  • Visiting Scholars with UCB departmental sponsorship, with a library card in good standing.
  • University of California Extension faculty, with a library card in good standing.
  • UC Extension students concurrently enrolled in UCB History of Art or Classics upper division course(s) may purchase, for a $25 fee, a six-month Library card by presenting proof of current registration at the Doe Library Privileges Desk.
  • Graduate Theological Union and Stanford University faculty and students, with a library card in good standing.

Access may be granted to non-UC-affiliated patrons in need of material located in the AH/C Library. Visiting patrons will be required to fill out a Day Pass, with name, address, and specific item needed.

All other special requests for access should be directed to the Art Librarian for art history-related research, and the Classics Librarian for classics-related research.

We request that all patrons be prepared to show appropriate ID when requested by staff.

Please also see the borrowing policies related to the Doe Library.