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Getting Started at UCSF Library: Services and Spaces

Meet with a Librarian or Specialist

The library has many librarians and professional specialists available to help via email or a consultation meeting. Support areas include:

  • Searching and managing the literature
  • Data science and open scholarship
  • Clinical research
  • Archival research utilizing UCSF's archives and special collections
  • Instructional design
  • Innovative technologies in education and research:
    • 3D Printing and Maker Tech
    • Multimedia Hardware and Software

Learn more and schedule a consultation from our website here.

Study Spaces

The library provides spaces geared toward quiet study and spaces for collaborative or group study on both the Parnassus Heights and Mission Bay campuses.

Creative Spaces

Visit the library's Maker's Lab, eLearning Studio, Tech Commons, and computer labs to access innovative technology, software, and expert guidance on how to best learn and utilize these tools for research, teaching, and learning. Find more information here: