Chris Shaffer
Chris is an open science advocate and serves as University Librarian and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Information Management. Contact him to discuss the vision, strategic plan, and services of the UCSF Library.

Limited Access at Parnassus Library

Starting March 12, 2020, access to the Kalmanovitz Library on the Parnassus campus will be limited in response to UCSF initiatives and actions to prevent COVID-19 exposure.

  • All faculty, students, and staff with an active UCSF ID badge will be able to card swipe into the building during regular library hours.
  • UCSF students with ID badge continue to have 24/7 access to the Hearst Room
  • UCSF badge holders who do not have their ID with them can check in at the front desk to confirm their active UCSF status.
  • All others will not be permitted to enter the library.

Getting help

Even if you choose not to visit the building, the library will continue to offer services and support, so you can continue with your study and work.

Teaching and Learning Continuity
If routine academic functions are disrupted due to campus closures, it may be necessary to teach and learn remotely. There is a range of support and tools to help you connect, so that work and learning can continue uninterrupted.

Help Center
Find answers to many common questions here, and contact us for more assistance as needed.

Ask an Expert
Get an overview of information and services based on your field or area of interest. In many cases, you can also schedule a Zoom consultation with someone who can help.

Consumer Health
This guide offers health information resources for patients, family members, and the public.

If you have any questions, please contact us.