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Special Library Access (SLA - deposit library accounts only)

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Special Library Access (SLA) staff may be contacted by phone Monday - Friday, between 8am and 5pm PST., or by email at: slareq@library.berkeley.edu

The Special Library Access Service (SLA) provides fee-based access to the resources of the UC Berkeley Libraries to libraries, information centers, corporations, and other organizations.

What SLA Offers

  • Access to 10,000,000+ volumes in more than 20 libraries on the Berkeley campus.
  • Expedited loan and photoduplication service for UCB materials. Requests filled or reported on within 24-48 hours from time of receipt. Books sent via FedEx/UPS/Courier; scans sent electronically. Rush processing and rush delivery available: see SLA Fees and Billing page.
  • Ordering is fast and convenient via our Online form.
  • Detailed monthly statement of charges and current account balance.
  • Thorough and extensive bibliographic checking of requests.
  • We do not provide materials owned by other UC campuses. SLA is not a research service and only performs such research as is required to fill specific requests.

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