Library facilities are open to those with UCSF ID, though selected spaces remain closed with services available remotely. See timeline for reopening.

Borrower Accounts

UCSF personnel and students

For a new borrower account

  • Apply over the phone at (415) 476-2336. Be ready to provide your ID barcode number
  • Apply in-person at Parnassus

Non-UCSF patrons

Courtesy accounts are available to

  • University of California faculty, students, and staff … including retired employees and emeriti
  • Faculty and librarians from accredited institutions of higher learning in California
  • Health professionals licensed by a California state professional or vocational board, including retired individuals, living in the nine Bay Area counties
  • Current members of UC alumni associations.
  • Immediate family, over the age of 18, of faculty and staff of the University of California
  • Certificate employees of California public schools
  • Stanford University faculty, academic staff, and currently enrolled graduate students

Borrowing privileges limited to:

  • Other UC personnel and student card holders may borrow up to 10 circulating items at a time
  • Other courtesy cardholders may borrow  up to 5 circulating items at a time

To apply for a courtesy, non-UCSF borrower account

Fee-based accounts are available to Library Associates

Library Associates can

  • Borrow up to 5 circulating items at a time
  • Access the online ProQuest Research Library including select full-text journals (off-campus only)
  • Attend special library events
  • Use the Library’s public computer terminals beyond the usual 2-hour limit

Eligibility and costs

  • U.S. residents 18 years or older with a valid California ID: $100.00/year
  • Registered degree program students of California State University or Community College Systems: $20.00/6 months, $40.00/year

To apply for Associate Membership