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Bancroft Library

The 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. 

Notable archives and collections include Western Americana, Latin Americana, History of Science and Technology, The Center for the Tebtunis Papyri, the Mark Twain Papers & Project, and City Lights Books/Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

The Bancroft is also home to a number of research programs, each supported by an outstanding collection of primary source materials. The faculty and staff of each research program contribute to the teaching and research mission of the university, through undergraduate and graduate courses, group and individual research projects, affiliations with Berkeley academic departments, and relationships with external universities and scholarly organizations. The research programs also produce a variety of print, multimedia, and digital publications of scholarly and general interest.