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About the Library

About the Library

Our Mission

The mission of the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management is to advance science, foster excellence in teaching and learning, and promote health through the collection, development, organization, and dissemination of the world's health sciences knowledge base.

As the campus library at UCSF, the Library supports the University's mission. The Library is a unit of the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (EVCP).

Contact Us

Contact us at either of our locations, by email, or phone:

Parnasssus Campus Library: (415) 476-2336
Mission Bay FAMRI Library: (415) 514-4060

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Library Staff

The Library is directed by Karen Butter, University Librarian and Assistant Vice Chancellor, Library Services and Instructional Technology.

Parnassus Library Architecture

Opened in September 1990, the Kalmanovitz building was designed by Esherick Homsey Dodge and Davis. The interiors of the 120,000 gross sq. ft. building were designed by SMWM and feature maple, cherry, and spruce wood on five floors. The building is named after Paul and Lydia Kalmanovitz.

The Teaching & Learning Center on the second floor was designed by Harley Ellis Devereaux.

Website Credits

The current version of the library website was released in January 2009. The site was designed by Duuplex in collaboration with Library staff and with input from the UCSF community. It runs on Drupal and was built with consulting help from Chapter Three.