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Getting Started at UCSF Library: Purpose and Overview

Associate University Librarian of Research and Learning

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Micquel Little


This guide will introduce services and spaces provided by the UCSF Library to new students, residents, fellows, faculty and staff.

To go beyond this high level overview for getting started, visit the library's website for the full menu of services, support, materials and resources, and spaces available.

What to Expect

This guide provides a high level overview of the library's services, spaces, and professional expertise available to the entire UCSF community. Quickly learn how to:

  • Access the library via your account online whether on or off campus
  • Meet with a librarian or library specialist
  • Find spaces designed for study or access to innovative technologies
  • Learn about the top 3 most popular and recommended databases used at UCSF