UC Berkeley Library

You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

Using the Library during COVID-19

During the pandemic, many of our services are being offered in new ways. To find the latest information on course reserves, book returns, 24/7 online help, and more, visit our COVID-19 portal, which provides more up-to-date information than the text below.

Expedited Article Request Form

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  • Expedited article delivery is available only for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and graduate students.
  • The service is available only for journal articles not already available at UC Berkeley in print or online.
  • Please use this service for urgent requests only (an upcoming publishing deadline, etc.).
  • For less urgent requests, please see Interlibrary borrowing and lending.
  • Requested documents will be sent to you within 1 - 3 days on average.
  • Contact bios@library.berkeley.edu for more information.

Expedited article and paper requests require 1-3 business days on average; Interlibrary Borrowing Services require 2 weeks on average.


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of the photocopies of other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy of other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or other reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or other reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

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