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Duplication & Permission Services at The Bancroft Library: Home

A guide to the duplication and permission services available at The Bancroft Library, including information on how to request these services and a list of frequently asked questions.

Duplication & Permission Services

Fillmore Street Gate, San Francisco Day, Nov. 2, 1915. Edward A. Rogers Panama Pacific International Exposition photograph collection, BANC PIC 2015.013:01134P—NNEG, The Bancroft Library, U.C. Berkeley.

Service Update Due to COVID-19

The UC Berkeley Library closed to the public and staff on March 16, 2020 due to shelter in place orders in Alameda County and remains closed to all non-UCB affiliates at this time.

Library staff are continuing to work from home and can still provide duplication services for Bancroft collection material that has already been digitized, and permission services for which the copyright status has been previously confirmed.  Please follow the instructions for placing a request outlined in this guide, and staff will get in touch as soon as they are able.  On-site staff are able to provide some PDF services, but all high-resolution services remain paused at this time.  There is not yet a clear date for when these services will resume, but we suggest placing your request if you have a flexible timeframe so that you are in the queue once this work can start again.

Updates about the UC Berkeley response to coronavirus can be viewed on the Berkeley News site.  This notice will be removed once Library operations are back to normal.  [Page last updated May 2021]

Getting Started with Your Order

The Bancroft Library supports research, teaching, scholarship, and creative endeavors involving the use of materials from our collections. We provide a variety of services, including duplication and permission to publish in order to meet the needs of our researchers.

This guide provides information regarding the following:

Please read our Terms of Use and Frequently Asked Questions pages for more information.

Copyright & Information Policy Specialist

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Michael Lange
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley