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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 February 1, 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 September 30, 2020.
  • LINK+ materials — Due dates for items currently checked out to USF patrons will automatically renew until further notice.


Patrons that currently have materials checked out should wait until the library reopens before returning items. If necessary, items can be returned to the library bookdrop, but they will not be removed from your account until we reopen. Please do not place laptop computers in the bookdrop.

If you are in a position where you need to ship materials back to us (print or media only — no laptops), email and we will send you a pre-paid 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 address materials to:

USF - Gleeson Library
Access Services
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117


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