The Bancroft Library welcomes researchers from the Berkeley campus, nationally, and from around the world. We are a non-circulating library, so all materials must be consulted in the Heller Reading Room. Bancroft materials are unique or rare, and some are in fragile condition. Researchers must handle all materials with care, to avoid loss or damage, and by following these conditions of use, which are designed to protect Bancroft collections while providing the best possible access to our researchers. The Aeon online registration form constitutes an agreement by the researcher to comply with the Library's stated policies for use of its materials.
Bancroft Library researchers must be at least 18 years old, or have graduated from high school, or be accompanied by an adult. Current government, UC Berkeley, or other academic photo identification and registration in Aeon are required to enter the Reading Room. The Bancroft Library is under camera surveillance.
Bancroft staff are available to answer questions about our procedures and to otherwise assist researchers. For further information, please contact us.
The Bancroft Library is committed to making our digital collections available for private study, scholarship, teaching, and research.
Some materials in Bancroft collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and/or restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing, and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
The Library retains high resolution digital files for most online collections. For information about obtaining reproductions of Bancroft materials and/or commercial use or publication of our collection materials, please visit our Duplication and Permission Services LibGuide for further information.
We are dedicated to protecting the rights of creators and copyright holders, and are always interested in learning more about the materials in Bancroft collections. If you have specific information about collections posted by The Bancroft Library, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help! Who do I contact if I have a question about Aeon?
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