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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.

Current and Upcoming Bancroft Exhibits

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In the meantime, please visit our online exhibits:

Current Exhibits

Object Lessons: The Egyptian Collections at the University of California, Berkeley

October 11, 2019 - May 2020

The Bancroft Library Gallery
Open Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm

Object Lessons brings together ancient and modern Egyptian artifacts from the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in an exhibition in The Bancroft Library Gallery and Corridor. In the Gallery, we invite you to explore how items from everyday life were created and discarded, excavated, and conserved from antiquity to the present day. The Corridor showcases the innovative research being carried out on the Egyptian collections at the University of California, Berkeley, that continues to push scholarship forward in the twenty-first century. The things humans create often last beyond a single lifetime. Join us in considering the new lessons we can learn from the past lives of objects.

Please note: The Bancroft Gallery welcomes school groups, but the gallery has limited space. The gallery can accommodate a maximum of twenty students at a time. Students must be accompanied by at least two adults from their school. Parking for buses (and cars) on the Berkeley campus is almost non-existent. Buses may drop groups off at the entrance to The Bancroft Library, but then must drive off campus to wait until it is time to return to pick up the passengers.