Library Information

The UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research opened in a new facility on the Community Regional Medical Center campus in 2005. It features a beautiful library designed around digital resources, a select collection of leading medical textbooks targeted to our 9 resident and 17 fellowship programs, and inviting spaces for study. The mission of the medical library is to assist our residents, fellows, physician faculty, medical students and staff in obtaining reliable and current medical information, using comprehensive basic science and clinical research resources.

The Library is available to UCSF Fresno faculty, residents, fellows, medical students and staff 24 hours/day, 7 days/week (card swipe by library entrance). Public hours are 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday.
The Library is located on the first floor of the UCSF Medical Education Center (behind lobby reception desk) and is open to the public.

UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research
Hildebrand Medical Library
155 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, California 93701

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Sharon McClain

Library Assistant

Robyn Aguiar

Library Assistant

Computers and printer are available to UCSF residents, faculty and staff.

There are also a limited number of computers available for public use and for CMC patrons.

To access the library’s resources from affiliated hospitals or other non-UCSF networked computers, the VPN connection at provides access to all licensed resources.
To access VPN, you will need to sign up for a MyAccess account which can be done through the UCSF main campus Service Desk: 415-514-4100, option 2. You will need to provide your UCSF employee ID number and the last four digits of your social security number.


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Remote Access

The computers at UCSF Center and UC Center are part of the UCSF Fresno network which provides them full access to licensed resources available to UCSF.  To provide access to users at affiliated hospitals or home requires log in with MyAccess account and using EZ-Proxy:


However, users need to request a MyAccess account by following the link “Get MyAccess” on the page of If you have any questions related to requesting the MyAccess account, please call UCSF Customer support at 415-514-4100, option 2.

Wireless connection is provided throughout the UCSF Fresno Center building. To meet UCSF standards, the wireless network is not open to general public and steps have been taken to secure the signal. In order to use this network, the computers need to be configured and your UCSF Fresno user ID is required to authenticate to the network. The complete step by step instructions for configuring devices is here. If you prefer to have your computer configured by ITS staff, please contact them at 499-6660 to make arrangements.

Guest Access: To provide access to visiting professors, speakers, or other guests, ITS can provide a special account which will provide public internet access. Please contact the UCSF Fresno ITS help desk in advance to have the account ready for your guests.

The UCSF wireless network supports most wireless devices using 802.11a/b/g/n and is the recommend method of network access at most locations. Guest access is also provided for visitors and non-UCSF business communications.

    UCSFguest – unprotected access for guests
    UCSFwpa – protected access (UCSF Fresno users must use their UCSF Fresno account to login. Login name should be in the format of FRESNO-UCSF\username along with the password for authentication)


The UCSFwpa service provides a fully encrypted wireless connection between the client device (laptop, PDA, tablet, etc.) and the UCSF network providing access identical to systems connected with a cable.

The UCSFguest service does not provide encryption and is not safe for business use.


For help and instructions on configuring your device, please visit

The UCSF Fresno Medical Library maintains a print collection in addition to its electronic resources. Items may be checked out for 4 weeks.

To locate the library’s print materials, please use the UCSF Fresno online catalog.

If you know of materials that you think the library should purchase, we would like to hear from you. Please complete the Recommend a Purchase form or contact the librarian.

Recommend a Purchase Form