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Archives and Special Collections

Reading Room and reference services are limited through Fall 2024 as we relocate our collections to a new vault. Researchers must confirm a collection’s availability and appointments with our staff in advance. 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 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you have questions, please contact us.

530 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, Fifth Floor