Library facilities are open to those with UCSF ID, though selected spaces remain closed with services available remotely. See timeline for reopening.

About the Library

Our mission

The UCSF Library connects people to stimulate inclusive learning, advance scientific inquiry, and enable open access to historical and current health sciences information resources.

Our vision

The UCSF Library is a catalyst for discovery, learning, healing, and innovation that connects our partners and community for the benefit of humankind.

Our values

  • Deliver EQUITABLE and INCLUSIVE service
  • Nurture CONNECTION
  • Foster COLLABORATION
  • Advance LEARNING
  • Inspire INNOVATION
  • Embrace UCSF’s PRIDE Values

To see all strategic initiatives and goals, refer to the UCSF Library Strategic Plan: 2022–2026.

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. This commitment also applies to materials related to archives and special collections.