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Using the Library during COVID-19

Many of our services are now being offered in new ways. To find the latest information on course reserves, book returns, 24/7 online help, and more, visit our Library services and resources during COVID-19 page. The information on that page supersedes all other information on the Library website at this time.

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. 

  • U.C. Berkeley graduate students, faculty, and staff are granted automatic access with borrowing privileges.
  • U.C. Berkeley undergraduate students in need of material located in the AH/C Library may use materials on-site, but may not borrow.   Undergraduates may not use AH/C for study hall purposes.

Access may be granted to non-affiliated patrons in need of material located in the AH/C Library. Visiting patrons will be required to sign in for 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.