Mission Bay Library FAQ

Mission Bay Library FAQ


  • Are there group study rooms on the Mission Bay campus?

    There are no group study rooms available in the Mission Bay Library, but The Hub (Mission Hall 1st floor) is a work area designed for collaborative activity, group projects and meet-ups.

  • Does the Library teach PubMed, EndNote, and other classes on the Mission Bay campus?

    Pop-up sessions are held on a variety of topics at The Hub (Mission Hall 1st floor.) To sign up for a specific session, go to the Library Class Calendar.

  • What if I need help from a librarian?

    Information assistance is available during most staffed hours at the Mission Bay Library. More extensive help is available by appointment.

  • Can faculty place materials on reserve in the Mission Bay Library?

    Yes, the Mission Bay Library can accommodate reserve materials. When putting materials on reserve, the Library encourages faculty to place the materials on electronic reserve, which makes the material more easily accessible to students.

  • Can I print from the computers in the Mission Bay Library?

    Yes, printing is available.

  • What options are available for saving my work?

    You may temporarily save to the computer desktop so you can email files, or you can save to UCSF Box. The UCSF-only computers also allow the use of USB flash drives. 

  • Can I pay library fines at the Mission Bay Library?

    The Mission Bay Library does not accept payments. All in-person payments must be made at the Parnassus Campus Library.

  • Are loaner laptops available for checkout?

    Technology lending is only available at the Parnassus Library.

  • Is there a computer classroom where I can teach classes?

    Yes, the Mission Bay Library features a Computer Lab & Classroom with Mac computers and an instructor's workstation. When it is not being used as a classroom, the lab is open for general computing to UCSF students, faculty, and staff.

  • Can pick up and return books at the Mission Bay Library?
    • Yes, books checked out from the Parnassus Library can be returned to the Mission Bay Library.
    • Yes, you may use Book Delivery service to have a book or bound journal sent from the Parnassus Library to the Mission Bay Library.
    • When requesting a book from beyond UCSF (interlibrary loan,) you can choose Mission Bay as your pick-up location. You will be notified once the book has arrived at Mission Bay.