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F. W. Olin Library

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The mission of the Mills College Library is to support the educational, teaching, research and administrative needs of Mills College. All faculty, currently-enrolled students, staff and alumnae of the College, in addition to participants in selected Mills-affiliated programs, have the privilege of using the Library, borrowing materials, and using computer databases and services. The aforementioned groups have different levels of access. We require a current Mills ID or alumna/us card, available from the AAMC, to be shown for Library entry.

Access to members of the public, including students at other institutions, is limited to research using specialized materials only available at Mills. Inquiries should be made to the Reference Desk (510-430-2385) or the Special Collections Librarian (510-430-2047) during regular business hours (9am-5pm, Monday through Friday). The Library will make every effort to meet the needs of scholars for limited, short-term access to the collections. In addition, the Library’s Web-based catalog (library.mills.edu) is available for consultation at any time. Many circulating materials from Mills Collections may be available through interlibrary loan. Please contact your local library to request this service.

Members of the public, who are looking for a place to study, are directed to the Oakland Public Library or one of its branches. For more information, please see their website at oaklandlibrary.org or call at 510-238-3134. In addition, academic users are eligible for a courtesy day-use pass at the University of California, Berkeley. For more information, see the UC Berkeley Library Visitor’s Guide. Due to increased safety and security issues, and to provide better services to the Mills community, the Mills Library will no longer sell semester access passes.

These policies are periodically reviewed and are subject to change without prior notice.

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See the Exception Hours for complete list of library hours for the beginning of semester and break hours.

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P: 510.430.2385
F: 510.430.2278
E: library@mills.edu

Last Updated: 5/14/15