UPDATE: Library facilities are now open to all those with a UCSF ID, though selected spaces remain closed with services available remotely.


These Noise Zone icons appear throughout the UCSF Library’s Parnassus building to help guide patrons understand what noise level is acceptable for a particular area.

Interactive learning

Activity with moderate talking and noise.

Mobile friendly

Areas to make calls without disturbing others who are learning.

Considerate study

A minimal-talking environment for those who prefer a low level of noise while working.

Quiet Study

Quiet study

A no-talking environment for quiet and intensive study, reflection, problem solving, and other complex work that requires deep concentration.