About the Library

The UCSF Library is one of the preeminent health sciences libraries in the world, containing an expansive collection of the world’s health sciences knowledge base. At its core, the Library facilitates connection to information and people by delivering a diverse range of human-centered services to the UCSF community and public visitors. Through its digital and physical spaces, the Library cultivates experiences that nurture progressive learning, meaningful engagement, and open creativity. As a vital campus resource, we are dedicated to supporting the UCSF mission of advancing health worldwide.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We commit to building a diverse and inclusive Library as a means of promoting health equity and counteracting historic and current systems of oppression.

Our Mission

Through exemplary services and resources, the UCSF Library cultivates environments that advance science, promote health, and innovate in teaching and learning.

Our Vision

To be a catalyst for discovery, learning, connection, and innovation at UCSF in support of health worldwide.

Our Values

  • Facilitate CONNECTION
  • Inspire LEARNING
  • Deliver human-centered SERVICE
  • Apply INTEGRITY to everything we do
  • Embrace COLLABORATIVE approaches
  • Remain RESPONSIVE to our community