- Popular Reading books, magazines, and newspapers are located in the Living Room lounge area on the main (3rd) floor of the Parnassus Library.
- Newspapers and magazines are also available at the Mission Bay FAMRI Library.
- UCSF personnel and students may check out books for 4 weeks.
- Any library user may read the books, newspapers, and magazines in the library.
- The Popular Reading collection is constantly updated by adding new titles each month and returning ones that are no longer popular.
- Newspapers are kept for 2 days, weekly magazines are kept for 3 months, and monthly magazines are kept for 6 months.