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Library Services During COVID-19

Building Access and Individual Study Space

The library is open limited hours for current students, staff, and faculty to access individual study space.

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

The requirements for accessing the library are different depending on your status:

  • Students — study space reservations are NOT required to enter the library
  • Staff and faculty — study space reservations via EMS are required to enter the library

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.

Accessing the library

Students

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.

 

Staff and faculty

Follow these steps:

  1. Make a reservation in advance using USF’s EMS system.

    • Same day reservations are not available. You must book your study space by 3PM on the day before your desired reservation date.
    • Monday reservations must be booked by 3PM on the preceding Friday.
    • Questions/issues with the EMS system? Contact Sandy Garza at eventsmanagement@office.usfca.edu.
  2. Complete the daily Dons Health Check within the specified time frame.

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

    • You will be able to tap in as early as 5 minutes before your reservation starts. You cannot tap in any earlier.
    • 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.
  4. Proceed to your reserved study space after you enter the library.

 

Follow all safety protocols

Please review USF’s COVID-19 Prevention Plan, including but not limited to the sections on Social Distancing & Face Coverings and Common Spaces. 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. 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 practice social distancing at all times. You are not permitted to congregate indoors with any other individual at any time.
  • 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

Library staff will be working in the building while you are studying. Please be aware that onsite staff are unable to provide any library services at this time. If you need research support, contact us online via Ask A Librarian.

Please review these instructions on how to access the USF wireless network. There are no ITS staff present to assist you with IT issues. If you need IT assistance, please contact ITS directly.