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

Archives and Special Collections

We identify, collect, interpret, and provide access to rare and unique materials. We also support research and teaching of the health sciences and medical humanities and preserve the institutional memory of UCSF. Learn more about Archives and Special Collections.

Note that physical materials require supervised access due to their unique and often fragile nature, and some of our collections can’t be searched online. Ask us about our physical archives.

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