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Library Services During COVID-19

Borrowing, Renewing, and Returning Materials


Home delivery

We will now ship Gleeson Library materials and interlibrary loan (ILL) materials to eligible USF community members at their home address. Shipping is free and includes pre-paid shipping labels for returning materials back to the library. Eligibility information and instructions on how to request home shipping is on our document delivery page.

Pickup at the library

Item pickup at the Circulation Desk is not available at this time.


Gleeson Library is not currently allowing items to be recalled.


  • Gleeson Library materials — The due date for all print books, DVDs, etc. owned by Gleeson Library has been extended to May 27, 2021.
  • Interlibrary loan materials
    • For USF patrons — Most libraries are extending due dates for loaned material. Contact with any questions or requests for a renewal.
    • For institutions that have borrowed Gleeson Library materials — We have extended due dates to May 27, 2021.
  • LINK+ materials — Due dates for items currently checked out to USF patrons will automatically renew until further notice.


Students, faculty, and staff who have library materials checked out are welcome to wait until the campus reopens before returning items. We are routinely extending all Gleeson Library due dates. ILL due dates will differ. You can view all due dates by logging in to your library record and you can contact us at any time if you want to request an extension.

If you would like to ship materials back to us, contact us at and we will email you a prepaid UPS shipping label in PDF format. You can either arrange for UPS to pick up the package, or drop it off at a UPS location. Please do not ship laptops or return laptops — to return laptops, contact us for instructions.

If necessary, items can be returned to the library bookdrop. If you must visit campus, be aware of and follow all USF COVID-19 guidelines. Items returned in person or via UPS will not be removed from your account until after we quarantine those materials. Please do not place laptop computers in the book drop.


Contact for any general questions about borrowing, renewing, and returning library materials.