How Can I Access the UCSF Archives?

You don't have to be a 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 48 hours prior to appointment times. Some of our collections are stored off-site and may require at least three days advance notice to prepare.

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