Patient and Patron Resources

The ZSFG Library

While our primary mission is to support UCSF and ZSFG staff, the ZSFG Library is also open to patients here at ZSFG as well as the general community. Here is a list of what you can do in the Library.

Go Online

The Library has desktop computers that are free for anyone to use for browsing the web. The time limit is 1 hour per day, per user. The computers have Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer installed. The Library also has charging stations for smartphones and other electronic equipment free of cost.

Research Your Health Conditions

The Library’s online databases are available for any visitor to use. Library staff are available to help visitors find the health information they need from trustworthy sources. These websites include MedlinePlus, DynaMed, Nursing Reference Center, and HealthWise.  Patients are also encouraged to ask our UCSF Patient Support Experts for further assistance. We also offer books which can be read in the Library for anyone wanting to learn more about common health conditions.

Read and Relax

The Library offers a collection of print books for patients called ZSFG Reads, with novels, biographies, general nonfiction or even children’s books for you to read on site or borrow -- no library card needed!  We also have general seating and some table and desk space if you simply need a space for some reading or individual work.

Print Medical Documents For Free

If you need to print out some medical information or documentation, we offer free printing services. The Library offers both printing and photocopying. Please note that no non-medical printing or photocopying is permitted, but these services are available at a cost at local SF Public Library locations.