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BAKER is a Document Delivery Service for UCB faculty, staff, graduate students, and UCOP staff with current UCB library cards. To use BAKER you must have a BAKER account (see below).

BAKER verifies your citation, locates the material in the UC Berkeley collection, checks out or scans the material as appropriate, and delivers the material to your department.If necessary, BAKER will place hold, recall, search, and NRLF (storage) requests on your behalf. If the material is not in the UC Berkeley collection (and if you have pre-authorized BAKER to do so), BAKER will automatically forward your request to Interlibrary Borrowing Services (IBS).

We serve the following groups of patrons:

  • UC Berkeley Faculty and Graduate Students (fee-based)
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory staff (Special Agreement)
  • Eligible DSP Patrons (Special Agreement)

Eligibility

BAKER is a document delivery service available to UC Berkeley faculty, graduate students, staff, and UC Office of the President staff with current library cards.

Services Provided

BAKER is your proxy borrower with a tradition of more than 25 years of service.

BAKER allows you to request materials in the UC Berkeley library collection from your home or office using, OskiCat, Melvyl, email, fax, or campus or US mail.

You may have articles delivered electronically to your desktop computer using the World Wide Web.

Choose to have your BAKER request automatically forwarded to the Interlibrary Borrowing Service if the item you request is not found in the UC Berkeley libraries.

Your Responsibility

BAKER is your proxy borrower and checks out requested materials directly to you. Once the material is checked out to you, it is your responsibility and BAKER is no longer involved. Return books by the due date to the lending library. Overdue and recall notices will be sent to you directly. In accordance with Library circulation policy, you are responsible for the safe handling and return of materials and for any fines or replacement bills.

Baker Fees

$5.50 per item requested (via OskiCat and CDL Request)

$6.60 per item requested (via email, fax, mail, and drop-off)

$0.15 per page of scanning (additional charge)

$0.40 per page of copying from microform to paper

BAKER fees are subject to change. Please note that fees cover staff costs for the work done on your requests, whether or not the material is actually available for your use.

How to Make Baker Requests

Special Instructions for LBNL Patrons

You may submit requests six different ways:

OskiCat (via Baker button):

From Oskicat's introductory screen, click MyOskiCat at upper right and log-in using your library ID# and your library PIN#. You must be logged-in to MyOskiCat to see the Baker button and make Baker request. Find the item you want in the library catalog, and click the Baker button that appears at the top left of each item record. Confirm the information on the Baker Request Form, then click on "Submit" to send or "Cancel" to cancel the request. Please use the "Notes" box for any special instructions.

Melvyl Catalog and CDL (California Digital Library) Request:

Find the item you want on Melvyl. Check the item(s) you wish to request. Click on the Request Button and then complete the Request form. Be prepared to supply your library ID# and your library PIN#. Choose UCB Baker Service on the pull-down menu corresponding to Deliver My Request To, otherwise your request will be seen as an Interlibrary Loan request.

For articles from the CDL article databases accessed through the UCB library website, find the citation you want, click on the Select Request, then complete the Request form. Be prepared to supply your library ID# and your library PIN#. Select Baker as the Document Delivery Service, otherwise your request will be seen as an Interlibary Loan request.

E-Mail:

Send your request to .

Be sure to include your name and department in the body of the message.

Fax:

Fax to (510) 643-8476, with "Baker Request" clearly noted on the cover sheet.

Drop-off:

Drop-off at the Interlibrary Services department office, 133 Doe Library, from 10am-4pm Monday through Friday. Please submit your requests in an envelope with the words "Baker Requests" clearly indicated. (When office is closed, drop your requests in the book return slot outside Room 133)

Campus mail:

Mail to Baker Document Delivery Service, Interlibrary Services, 133 Doe Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000.

For each request please provide:

Your name
Your department
Your phone number/email address
Complete bibliographic information

For books: author, title, publication date, edition.

For journal articles: journal title, volume number, date, pages, author, and title of article.

Special Instructions for LBNL Baker users:

Baker allows requests from LBNL patrons in two ways: using the Baker Button in OskiCat and the Request Button in Melvyl/CDL.

Please be aware that Baker will not accept LBNL requests made by email, fax, letter or drop-off.

Please do not drop off ILL requests at the ILL service desk in 133 Doe Library. All requests for material not owned by UC Berkeley must be made through Baker using the Request Button in Melvyl/CDL.

How to Establish A Baker Account

You may establish an account by depositing funds with Baker against which library fee based services can be charged. Twice a year Baker will send a report of your balance. Account holders are expected to maintain positive balances and should deposit sufficient funds to cover estimated usage for the semester. Services may be suspended on overdrawn accounts. Funds deposited are not refundable but do carry over to the next academic year, or can be transferred to another Baker account. You have the option of establishing an individual account or group account (single account with multiple users).

Individual Deposit Account

Click Here for Individual Subscription Form

This is a single account authorizing only you as its user.

Group Deposit Account

Click Here for Group Subscription Form

Research and lab groups, departments, etc., can open a single account with multiple users. Each authorized user can make requests in his/her own name, with all charges billed to the group account. Baker will supply an Account Balance Statement itemizing Baker use by date, user, and number of requests.

Payment

Make checks payable to UC Regents and send via campus mail to Baker Service, 133 Doe Library, Mailcode 6000.

Make Interdepartmental Order/Charge (IOC) forms to Interlibrary Services-Baker. Fax IOC to (510) 643-8476 or send via campus mail to Baker Service, 133 Doe Library, Mailcode 6000.

Call (510) 642-2538 to make a deposit by credit card. Baker accepts Visa, Mastercard or Visa/Mastercard ATM card.

How To Replenish Baker Account

Make checks payable to UC Regents and send via campus mail to Baker Service, 133 Doe Library, Mailcode 6000.

Make Interdepartmental Order/Charge (IOC) forms to Interlibrary Services-Baker. Fax IOC to (510) 643-8476 or send via campus mail to Baker Service, 133 Doe Library, Mailcode 6000.

Call (510) 642-2538 to make a deposit by credit card. BAKER accepts VISA, Mastercard or VISA/Mastercard ATM card.

Contact

Baker Document Delivery Service
133 Doe Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

Phone: (510) 642-2538
Fax: (510) 643-8476

Email to place requests:
Email for inquiries: