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Using the Library during COVID-19

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Request Bancroft Materials for Seminars

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Learn more about holding seminars at The Bancroft Library.


All requests for Bancroft materials to be used in seminars must be submitted at least seven business days prior to the seminar date. We are unable to accommodate last-minute requests.  If you need assisatnce in selecting material, please contact us at least one month in advance to give us time to provide you with a list of relevant Bancroft materials.

Procedure for Requesting Materials

There is a maximum of 15 items per session. Viewing additional requests requires an additional class visit. Bancroft staff may need to restrict access to certain material for preservation, legal, or other administrative reasons.  If you would like assistance from Bancroft curators and other expert staff in selecting materials appropriate for your class, contact class coordinator Lee Anne Titangos at ltitango@library.berkeley.edu.

If you already know which Bancroft materials you want to reserve for class visits, please do NOT submit them through our requesting service Aeon.  You must contact Lee Anne Titangos at ltitango@library.berkeley.edu with the following information:

  • Instructor’s name
  • Course title & number
  • All dates and times for which the materials are needed
  • Call numbers and titles of the materials (maximum of 15 items)

Requests for materials made less than seven business days in advance will not be processed.  Please submit the above information well in advance of your visit to ensure that materials are retrieved in a timely fashion.