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Archives and Special Collections

The Archives and Special Collections Reading Room and reference services will be closed from December 8, 2023 through June 3, 2024 as we relocate our collection to our new vault. Please contact us with any questions.

We identify, collect, interpret, and provide access to rare and unique materials. We also support research and teaching of the health sciences and medical humanities and preserve the institutional memory of UCSF. Learn more about Archives and Special Collections.

Note that physical materials require supervised access due to their unique and often fragile nature, and some of our collections can’t be searched online. Ask us about our physical archives.

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Open to the public by appointment
Wednesday–Friday, 9am–12pm and 1pm–4pm

530 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, Fifth Floor