The the Banner Documentation Bookshelf is available at http://banner.bates.edu/docs/bdoc8x/Bkshlf8x.pdf, and also when you are logged in to Banner, in the My Links section on the right.
This is supplied by SungardHE and is the best source of information on the many features of Banner, and on how to get started
using Banner. This documentation library is very thorough. Even if you are an experienced Banner user, you may find in it a wealth of information that you never knew about what you can do with Banner, and what Banner can do for you. A good place to begin is in the SungardHE Banner General section, the Getting Started Guide,and the User Guide, Chapter 1 Overview.