The Bancroft Library

banclogoThe Bancroft Library is the primary special collections library at the University of California, Berkeley. One of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and unique materials in the United States, Bancroft supports major research and instructional activities and plays a leading role in the development of the University’s research collections.

Bancroft’s holdings include:

  • more than 600,000 volumes
  • 60,000,000 manuscript items
  • 8,500,000 photographs/pictorial materials
  • 43,000 microforms
  • 23,000 maps

The Bancroft Library houses four research programs:

  • The Mark Twain Papers and Project
  • The Regional Oral History Office (ROHO)
  • The Center for Tebtunis Papyri
  • Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The library is located in the campus of the university of Berkeley.
Bancroft Library. 
S Hall Rd. 
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-3781
Hours : Monday -Friday 10 am – 5 pm.
For specific hours, check the library website


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