H.M. Fishbon Memorial Library

About the Library

The H.M. Fishbon Memorial Library is a department within the UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Priority access to all resources and services are for our primary clientele: our nurses and non-academic medical center staff. Patients and their friends, family members, and partners are welcome to use the UCSF Patient Health Library.

Address UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion
H.M. Fishbon Memorial Library
Room A116
1600 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Campus Box 1637
Telephone (415) 885-7378
Fax (415) 776-0689
Email fishbon@ucsf.edu
Hours Monday Friday, 9am 5pm



The library accepts requests for reference support via telephone, email and fax. As a general rule, we will respond via fax only when the information is required for a patient emergency.

Borrowing privileges from the Fishbon Library are extended to the following only:

  • Full & part-time permanent UCSF faculty and staff
  • Students currently registered at UCSF
  • Guest faculty/researchers if their faculty sponsor is willing to have the items borrowed in their name.

Loan periods:

  • Loan period for all general library materials is 4 weeks.
  • Reference materials may be loaned at the discretion of the Librarian; generally, the period may be whatever meets the need of the patron – from a few hours up to one month.
  • Journals may be loaned at the discretion of the Librarian for a few hours.
  • History of Medicine materials are library use only. No exceptions.

Photocopying and Printing

  • Cost is 15 cents per copy for both the copy machine & the computers
  • Payment is cash only unless you have a department or personal account with the Fishbon Library

Resources for Patients

Patients and visitors can learn more about the resources available to them at the UCSF Patient Health Library website.