H.M. Fishbon Memorial Library

About the Collection

Books, journals, and other material owned by the Fishbon Library are reflected in WorldCat.

WorldCat, the world's largest network of library content and services, is a global library network designed to enhance Web-based discovery of library resources anywhere.

In addition to some resources that are unique to the Fishbon Library, we have full access to the resources of the UCSF Campus Library, the California Digital Library (CDL), and UCSF Medical Center.

At the Fishbon Library, selected subscriptions are maintained that reflect the clinical, nursing, and research activities at the UCSF Medical Center. The on-site book collection comprises basic medical references plus additional contemporary texts in selected clinical specialities and consumer health.

Special Collections

Mount Zion Hospital has been a part of San Francisco since 1887, and over the past 100 years has received many gifts of books from its physicians. Since 1950, the most noteworthy of these have been held in a special "History of Medicine" (HOM) collection that currently is housed in the Hellman Conference Room at UCSF's Mount Zion campus.

Many physicians at Mount Zion participated in an "Oral History" project in the 1980s & 1990s; these transcripts and tapes are cataloged in Worldcat and stored at the UCSF Campus Library Archives.

The Fishbon Library has many unique titles in psychology and psychiatry which were acquired when Mount Zion had one of the most distinguished psychiatry departments in the western U.S. from the 1930s through the 1980s.

All of these works are reflected in WorldCat.

Additionally, the Library maintains a record of selected archival materials at the Online Archive of California.

Library History

Find out more about the Fishbon Library's history and the history of Mount Zion.