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Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Film Library & Study Center

Feb 24 - Mar 2


The BAMPFA Film Library and Study Center is one of the major film reference services in the country. Reference assistance is available all hours the library is open. Each year thousands of researchers—students, scholars, journalists, filmmakers, and others—use its services.

Please consult our access and fees page before your visit to the BAMPFA Film Library & Study Center.

In addition to providing access to the more than 14,000 films and videos in the BAMPFA collection, the library also makes a wide range of film-related materials available to the public for research purposes. Its collections include more than 8,000 books, 150 journal titles, 7,500 posters, 35,000 stills, and 1,500 audio recordings of filmmakers who have appeared at the Pacific Film Archive, as well as screenplays, international film festival programs, and distributors’ catalogs. The library’s largest and most heavily used collection comprises some 95,000 documentation files containing film reviews, press kits, and articles on filmmakers, performers, national cinemas, genres, and other topics. Some materials from the documentation files are available online through CineFiles, BAMPFA’s film document image database.

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