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The Bancroft Library is located in the heart of the UC Berkeley campus, on the eastern side of Doe Library and facing the Sather Campanile.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720-6000



Campus map

Driving directions to the UC Berkeley campus

Further information for visitors


Public Transit and Parking

If you are coming to visit us, we recommend that you take public transportation: Public transit information

If you drive, please be aware that there is very limited public parking on campus and permits are required: Public parking on campus

There is metered and non-metered street parking near the campus, and parking restrictions are strictly enforced by the City of Berkeley: Off-campus parking

Disabled Parking

There is limited parking accommodation on campus for drivers displaying legal disabled parking permits. On-campus parking requires a UCB parking permit in addition to a state-issued disabled parking placard. Please consult the UCB Parking and Transportation website and the Campus Access Guide for further information.

Parking for Tour Buses

Bus parking is available at the white curb areas on Bancroft Way between Piedmont Avenue and College Avenue (near the Berkeley Law School) and between Bowditch Street and Telegraph Avenue in front of Sproul Hall (near the MLK Jr. Student Union). The driver must remain with the bus at these locations. For further information, please call the campus parking office at 510-642-5401.