You must have an Aeon account to request materials. The Bancroft Library has integrated Aeon into our library catalog, OskiCat, and online finding aids on the Online Archive of California (OAC). We highly recommend searching for and paging our materials through these systems to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
For more information, please see How to Request Bancroft Materials from the Library Catalog (OskiCat) and How to Request Bancroft Materials from a Finding Aid (OAC).
Material can be requested in advance of your visit, or while you are in the Reading Room.
Requests made in the Reading Room for on-site materials (with OskiCat Location: "Bancroft" or "UC Archives") generally take 10-30 minutes to retrieve.
Requests for off-site materials (with OskiCat Location: “Bancroft (NRLF)”) materials generally take 1-3 business days to arrive from Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF) storage.
For materials requested in advance, we endeavor to prepare items by the first morning of your visit. The materials will remain available through the last day of your visit. Please check your Aeon account to confirm that the item is ready for your use before visiting our Reading Room. Email email@example.com with any questions regarding your requests.
To ensure that we serve all researchers’ needs in a fair and timely manner, there is currently a request limit of 7 active requests per researcher. After submitting 7 requests in Aeon, you will not be able to submit additional active requests until you have finished with at least one existing request. The request limit does not apply to duplication or permission orders. You may save requests to submit later by choosing the “Keep for My Review” option in the Aeon request form. These requests are saved in your Aeon web account (under Requests Kept for Review).