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Library Services for Visiting Scholars

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

  • Graduate student level borrowing privileges (varies with different UC Berkeley
  • libraries, ranging from two weeks to one semester)
  • 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. Use the Purchase Recommendation form to send us your suggestions.

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