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The Bancroft Library is recognized around the world for its special collections of historical materials.  We also actively produce new materials.

The Bancroft Library is proud of many in-house publications, including:

  • Bancroftiana, the newsletter published by the Friends of The Bancroft Library
  • Keepsakes, produced in limited editions that are often the first publication of a rare manuscript, document, or painting owned by The Bancroft Library
  • Special publications available for purchase through the Bancroft Store

Bancroft's research centers also produce scholarly publications.

The Bancroft Press Room is home to a studio course in which UC Berkeley students can learn the history of the hand-printed book. The limited editions they create using Bancroft's antique cast-iron presses—the Albion (ca. 1856) and the Reliance (ca. 1913)—appear under The Bancroft Library Press imprint.