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Library Services During COVID-19

Building Access, Study Space, and Printing

The library is open limited hours for current students, staff, and faculty to access study space, browse and check-out materials from the collections, and use printers located in the library.

  • Monday through Friday 8AM – 6PM
  • Saturday 10AM – 4PM
  • Sunday Closed

Successful completion of the Dons Health Check and an active One Card are required to access the library. Reservations via the EMS system are no longer required. Eligible USF community members must comply with the protocols outlined on this page and all other USF policies and procedures while in the library and on campus.

Some library staff will be working in the building. Please be aware that in-person services are still limited, but onsite staff can assist with locating and checking-out materials from our collections. If you need research support, contact us online via Ask A Librarian. Access to the library computer labs and Rare Book Room are not available at this time.

Accessing the library

Follow these steps:

  1. Complete the daily Dons Health Check within the specified time frame.

  2. Bring your USF One Card (mobile or physical version) to access Gleeson Library's exterior doors. You will need it to tap into the building.

    • Only one person may enter with each ID.
    • The doors will not unlock unless you have completed your daily Dons Health check first.
    • Issues tapping into Gleeson? Contact the One Card Office at onecard@usfca.edu.
    • Important information about using the USF Mobile One Card:

      • iOS users, please be sure to follow the instructions carefully regarding downloading the GET App and provisioning the One Card to your Apple Wallet.
      • Android users, you may utilize the Mobile Access feature within the GET App or speak to the One Card Office at onecard@usfca.edu for further assistance with access options.
      • If you are using the Mobile One Card via the Apple Wallet, tap your phone on the card reader to the right of the Gleeson entrance. After a moment, you will hear the door unlock.
      • If you are using the mobile access feature via the GET App, type GL into the search feature and select GL Main Entrance. After a moment, you will hear the door unlock.

Follow all safety protocols

Please review USF’s COVID-19 Prevention Plan. The following rules apply to studying in Gleeson Library:

  • You are required to wear an approved face covering over your mouth and nose at all times while in the library if you are unvaccinated. You may remove your face covering while inside the library only to briefly drink a beverage.
  • You may not bring any visitors or guests into the library.
  • You must comply with USF staff instructions while using the library.

You must follow USF’s health and safety policies to protect yourself and the USF community. Note that failure to follow these policies may result in a referral to the student conduct process and/or jeopardize your ability to use study spaces on campus.

Cleaning supplies are provided at each study space. Please ensure that you disinfect your study space when you arrive and upon your departure.

Library services

Some library staff will be working in the building. Please be aware that in-person services are still limited, but onsite staff can assist with locating and checking-out materials from our collections. If you need research support, contact us online via Ask A Librarian. Access to the library computer labs and Rare Book Room are not available at this time.

Printing services

Self service printers are available on the 1st and 2nd floors of the library. These multi-function machines can also be used to copy and scan. More information about printing in the library.

ITS services

ITS staff are present in the library to assist you with IT issues.