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Bancroft Seminar Rooms

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The Bancroft Library has three seminar rooms and a press room available for classes engaged in coursework and research projects based on Bancroft materials.

How to Reserve a Seminar Room

Please note: The Bancroft Library can host classes only after the instructor has reserved a seminar room. You can see descriptions of the seminar rooms below. Rooms are only available Monday - Friday, 9AM to 5PM. Rooms cannot be reserved for times outside of Bancroft operating hours.

​Bancroft Library seminar rooms​ are restricted to 15 students. Separate sessions must be scheduled to accommodate classes with higher enrollment. ​ Because of its limited staffing and the fragility of its collections, Bancroft cannot commit to teaching more than one session at the ​same time.

To reserve a seminar room, please contact class coordinator Lee Anne Titangos at ltitango@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-6540.  Class visits CANNOT be coordinated through our requesting system Aeon.  To ensure room availability,  requests should be made at least a month in advance of the proposed seminar date.  Requests made with less than seven business days’ notice cannot be accommodated.

If you leave a telephone or email message, we generally respond within 24 hours to confirm the availability of the room requested. Your seminar room is reserved once you receive confirmation by telephone or email.

How to Reserve Equipment

You may also reserve audiovisual equipment. Please include in your seminar room request any of the following:

  • Laptop—Mac or Windows
  • Projector
  • Projector document camera

Seminar Room Descriptions

Each seminar room seats 18 people comfortably. We can accommodate additional seating for up to 10 people upon request, but we may require that classes be split into smaller sections.


Baldwin G. Lamson Seminar Room

Location: Room 375, third floor

Accommodations: Wi-Fi, chalkboard, art display easel, projector screen


Jean and Irving Stone Seminar Room

Location: Room 373, third floor

Accommodations: Wi-Fi, art display easel, projector screen

Note: This room houses part of the Irving Stone collection.


Reva and David Logan Seminar Room

Location: Room 371, third floor

Accommodations: Wi-Fi, chalkboard, projector, document camera, projector screen

Note: This room houses part of the Reva and David Logan collection of photographic books.


James D. Hart Press Room

Location: Room 377, third floor

Accommodations: Wi-Fi, early hand-printing presses, movable type

Note: Though this room is reserved for the UGIS 140 course, "The Hand Printed Book in Its Historical Context," Bancroft staff may provide tours and press demonstrations upon request.