Alma Payment Unit

The following services are available through the Payment Unit :

  • Process payments for monographic and serials invoices
  • Add new vendors or update existing vendoring information
  • Provide payment information to Library staff and vendors
  • Enter payment information into Alma which is posted out and uploaded into the Berkeley Financial System (BFS), and generate fund activity reports
  • Work with Library staff and vendors on the preferred payment methods
    • Foreign vendors requesting to be paid by wire transfer must complete a Foreign Bank Authorization Form and return to The form must be typed.
    • Vendors requesting to be paid by an electronic funds transfer (EFT) must complete the EFT Authorization Form and provide a voided check if depositing into a checking account. Vendors using their social security number as their taxpayer identification number must mail or fax their form and voided check to:

      Library Business Services
      110 Doe Library MC# 6000
      Berkeley, CA 94720
      Fax: (510) 642-6086

      Vendors using an employer identification number (EIN) can return the form and voided check to The form must be typed.

Payment Unit Staff

Tam Clay - Payment Analyst

Lynn Tran - Library Buyer and Alma Payments Lead Analyst