About the UCSF Patient Health Library
The UCSF Patient Health Library is open to the public and provides:
- Research services for health and medical information, performed by a professional medical librarian
- Links to trustworthy websites for finding health and medical information
- Updates on Facebook, Twitter and the PHL Blog on health-related news stories and resources
- Education on how to search for health and medical information
- Internet access
- Printing, Faxing, Scanning — See charges
- Medical books and journals
- Health and wellness newsletters
If you would like to receive an email when we have upcoming classes or events sponsored by the Patient Health Library, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like a class on a particular topic? Let us know!
We will never share your information with anyone outside of the Patient Health Library.
Ari Kleiman, MLIS, Patient Health Librarian
You may also be helped by staff of the Mount Zion staff medical library:
Gail Sorrough, MLIS, Director, Medical Library Services
Gloria Won, MLIS, Reference and Research Librarian
Laura Olson, MLIS, Web Librarian
John Phillips, Interlibrary Services Coordinator
Kristiana Rockne, Library Assistant
Use of this Website
The UCSF Patient Health Library is an extension of the H.M. Fishbon Memorial Library at the UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Mount Zion was home to “HealthWorks for Women”, the first hospital-based comprehensive women’s health center in San Francisco when it opened in 1986. This center closed with the merger of UCSF and Mount Zion in 1990. A generous donation from a former patient and a patron of HealthWorks for Women, Margaret Carter, eventually allowed for the development of a new lay health information collection called “HealthWorks” within the Fishbon Library beginning in 2003.
Patient demand for health and medical information soon exceeded the capacity of the Fishbon Library resources and services. In 2008, plans were developed to create a separate patient health library. Funds from the Mount Zion Health Fund were used to remodel the space and a generous donation from a long-time Mount Zion physician, Leonard D. Rosenman, MD, were used to fund the medical librarian.
The UCSF Patient Health Library opened in December 2009.
Printing, Photocopying, Faxing, Scanning Charges
$0.15 per pagePrinting & photocopying
no chargeBay Area and toll free
$0.50 per pageDomestic long distance
$1.00 per pageInternational long distance
Find Health Information
Trustworthy websites for finding health and medical information have been selected for you by the Patient Health Librarian.