Hearst Reading Room

Hearst Reading Room

UCSF only


The Hearst Reading Room contains several lighted study carrels and tables, group study rooms, and restrooms for use when the Library is closed. In addition, the UCSF Police Department maintains a small substation inside the Hearst Room, which enhances security.

Location: The Hearst Room is located on the 3rd (main) floor on the west side of the Parnassus Campus Library.

Access: The Hearst Room is accessible to UCSF students 24/7 via the secure entrance (left of the main entrance, if facing the building.) Access requires a valid UCSF student ID card.

About the Hearst Room

Major funding for this space was provided by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Additional funds were contributed by Student Academic Affairs, the Chancellor’s Student Service Fee Advisory Committee, and donors to the UCSF Library Annual Fund.