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Actors Sessue Hayakawa and Anna May Wong in a publicity still for Daughter of the Dragon (Lloyd Corrigan, U.S., 1931).

We’re moving! The PFA Library and Film Study Center will be closed as of December 18, 2014, in preparation for our move to our new downtown location, which opens in early 2016. During our closure, we recommend you consult your local public library, the UC Berkeley Library or the Margaret Herrick Library at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles ((310) 247-3020) for film research assistance.


Location
BAM/PFA
2621 Durant Avenue, between College and Telegraph Avenues
Berkeley, California

Phone Reference Line
(510) 642-1437

Hours of Operation
Monday–Wednesday, 1–5 p.m.

Access and Fees
Access to the library is free for BAM/PFA members and UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. There is a $3-per-day use fee for other visitors. Fees are also assessed for research screenings; for details, please see our page on viewing films and videos from the PFA collection.

Mailing Address
2625 Durant Avenue #2250
Berkeley CA 94720-2250

About the Library and Film Study Center
The PFA Library and Film Study Center is one of the major film reference services in the country. Each year thousands of researchers—students, scholars, journalists, filmmakers, and others—use its services.

In addition to providing access to the more than 14,000 films and videos in the PFA collection, the library also makes a wide range of film-related materials available to the public for research purposes. Its collections include more than 8,000 books, 150 journal titles, 7,500 posters, 35,000 stills, and 1,500 audiotapes of filmmakers who have appeared at the Pacific Film Archive, as well as screenplays, international film festival programs, and distributors’ catalogs. The library’s largest and most heavily used collection comprises some 95,000 documentation files containing film reviews, press kits, and articles on filmmakers, performers, national cinemas, genres, and other topics. Some materials from the documentation files are available online through CineFiles, PFA’s film document image database.

NEW! Please visit our Copyright Resources Project pages for information on copyright and digital imaging.