Library spaces open to UCSF ID holders. See timeline for reopening.

Borrower Accounts

UCSF personnel and students

Borrower accounts are provided automatically, and you log in with your MyAccess credentials.

Alumni of UCSF or other UC campuses

Current members of the UCSF Alumni Association, UCSF retirees, and current members of other UC alumni associations are eligible for free borrowing accounts. Contact the Alumni Association of UCSF to request your ID card.

  • To apply for a free borrower account, bring photo ID and Alumni ID card to the Service Desk at the Parnassus library
  • Borrowing limited to 10 circulating items at a time
  • For more information about Alumni borrowing privileges, visit our help article or resource guide.

Non-UCSF people

Courtesy accounts are available at no cost to these groups

  • Current University of California (UC) faculty, students, and staff, including retired employees and emeriti
  • Current faculty and librarians from accredited institutions of higher learning in California
  • Health professionals with a current license issued by a California state professional or vocational board and living in the nine Bay Area counties
  • Immediate family, over the age of 18, of current faculty and staff of the University of California
  • Certificate employees of California public schools
  • Current Stanford University faculty, academic staff, and currently enrolled graduate students

Borrowing limits

  • Other UC personnel and student card holders and community account holders may borrow up to 10 circulating items at a time

To apply for a courtesy, non-UCSF borrower account

Community accounts are available for a fee to California residents

Perks and limits

  • Borrow up to 10 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 two-hour limit

Eligibility and costs

  • U.S. residents 18 years or older with a valid California ID: $100/year
  • Registered degree program students of California State University or community college systems: $20 for six months or $40/year

To apply for a Community account