How Can I Access the UCSF Archives?

The Archives and Special Collections Reading Room is currently closed due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check back here for updates on reopening.

You don't have to be affiliated with UCSF to use the library archives.

Appointments in the Reading Room

  • The reading room is open by appointment only, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 9am–4pm.
  • You can use the Archives Reading Room Calendar to schedule an appointment; if you need to access the archives outside of our normal hours, please use the Ask an Archivist form.
  • Registration closes one week prior to appointment times. Some of our collections are stored off-site and require at least three days advance notice to prepare.

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