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

Archival Research Services

The Archives and Special Collections reading room is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. We are providing online reference services during this closure. Please contact us with questions and requests.

The UCSF Archives and Special Collections reading room is free and open to the public. Due to the unique and often fragile nature of our collections, materials are available for access under supervised use and by appointment only. We also offer remote reference and reproduction services.

Plan your research

Find materials

Schedule a reference appointment

  • To schedule an online reference appointment, you must first submit a request. You can make a request by logging in to your Archives and Special Collections Request System Account and selecting New Request.
  • Each appointment must have at least one request associated with it, and all appointments must be confirmed by staff.
  • We can provide you with subject area expertise, help you identify relevant materials, and provide assistance for using our Request System.

Request material to view in-person

The reading room is currently closed.

Request materials or permissions

  • Reproduction requests can be made through your Request System Account.
  • To request permission to publish materials provided by UCSF Archives and Special Collections, please contact us. Note that we can only license materials where the copyright is specifically held by the UC Regents.

Meet the Archives Staff

Edith Martinez

Edith Escobedo
Processing Archivist


Polina Ilieva
Head of Archives and Special Collections, University Archivist

Kevin Miller

Kevin Miller
COVID Tracking Project Archive Lead

Charlie Macquarie

Charlie Macquarie
Digital Archivist

Rachel Taketa

Rachel Taketa
Industry Documents Library Processing and Reference Archivist

Kate Tasker

Kate Tasker
Industry Documents Managing Library Archivist

Peggy Tran-Le

Peggy Tran-Le
Research and Technical Services Managing Archivist

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Open to the public by appointment
Monday – Wednesday, 9am – 4pm

530 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, Fifth Floor