Library Services

Collaborative Learning Environment

Many courses use the CLE, which can be accessed using your MyAccess account at 

Library Services for Students

Take advantage of the Library's Ask an Expert services to meet our librarians and staff, schedule consultations, access guidance and resources for literature searching, citation management, open access publishing, data science, and more.

Students, faculty, and staff can engage with technology and explore new teaching and learning opportunities within our innovation hubs. Multimedia equipment is available for loan from our e-Learning Studio and the Makers Lab provides hands-on access to tools and environments that foster interdisciplinary collaboration and discovery. Both services are currently requiring appointments. Submit a request for more information.

The Library provides access to a wide range of health sciences books, journals, databases, and multimedia to support all research and learning efforts at UCSF. Our partnership with the California Digital Library expands access to include cross-disciplinary resources and the Industry Documents Library (IDL) provides a growing collection of cross-industry corporate practices that are detrimental to public health. The IDL includes millions of documents created by the tobacco, drug, chemical, food, and fossil fuels industries.

Archives & Special Collections provides access to rare and unique materials to support research and teaching in areas like the history of health sciences, health humanities, and UCSF history. We offer in- person and remote reference, reproductions, and research services. Appointments are required. Submit a request for more information.

For general Library assistance, contact us for help.

Library Locations and Study Spaces

Use our group study rooms, enclosed carrels, and other spaces for study and collaboration. All Library facilities are open to students at various campus locations, including 24/7 spaces.  See 360 degree tours and more details about study spaces and hours.

In the Parnassus Campus Kalmanovitz Library, relax in our living room area complete with a café. Enjoy events in our multipurpose spaces, such as the Lange Room with breathtaking views of the bay and surrounding areas.

Computer Labs and Help

Library computers are available in multiple locations at Parnassus and Mission Bay. The largest lab is on the 2nd floor of the Parnassus Campus Kalmanovitz Library. To log on to Library computers, use your Active Directory domain, username, and password. For most students, use your Mail@UCSF username and password, and the domain is campus. All Library computing labs provide fee-based printing.

Tech support is available in person at the Parnassus Library Tech Commons, room 240 Monday – Friday. You also may contact the UCSF IT Service Desk at 415-514-4100 or

Terms and Conditions of Use

Use of UCSF computing and networking systems is subject to state, local, and UC system-wide and campus policies, practices, and procedures pertaining to privacy and the appropriate use of electronic resources. The UC electronic communications policy is available at