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Library Services During COVID-19

Updates

August 16, 2021

LINK+ requesting is now available. Learn more about more about interlibrary loan and LINK+ requests.

 

August 11, 2021

Starting August 24, all physical ILL materials will be held at the Circulation Desk for pickup at the library. These materials will no longer be automatically processed for home delivery. Please contact ill@usfca.edu if you wish to continue having ILL items shipped to your home address.

Link+ services will resume August 16, 2021.

Learn more about more about interlibrary loan and LINK+ requests.

 

August 2, 2021

The library's group study room system is now available for students to make reservations. Group study rooms may be used without making a reservation, but groups with reservations have priority. Learn more about building access and group study rooms.

 

July 30, 2021

Library hours for the fall semester begin on August 24:

  • Monday – Thursday 7AM – 11PM
  • Friday 7AM – 7PM
  • Saturday 10AM – 6PM
  • Sunday 12PM – 8PM

See all Gleeson Library hours.

 

June 2, 2021

The library is now open to all current students, staff, and faculty for individual study space. 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. Learn more about building access and individual study space.

 

May 14, 2021

Current students no longer need reservations to access individual study space in the library. Staff and faculty are still required to make reservations in the EMS system to access individual study space. Learn more about building access and individual study space.

 

April 30, 2021

The due date for all print books, DVDs, etc. owned by Gleeson Library has been extended to September 24, 2021. This does not include laptop computers or interlibrary loan materials. See the most up to date information about due dates, and returning and renewing library materials.

 

April 20, 2021

Current students and pre-approved staff and faculty can now reserve individual study space in the library. Reservations are required to enter the building. Learn how to make individual study space reservations.

 

February 7, 2021

The library building will be closed February 8 and 9. Library services and resources remain available online. See all library hours.

 

January 11, 2021

The due date for all print books, DVDs, etc. owned by Gleeson Library has been extended to May 27, 2021. See the most up to date information about due dates, and returning and renewing library materials.

 

September 4, 2020

We have extended our home delivery service — free shipment of physical materials from Gleeson Library to your home, including a pre-paid return shipping label — to current students and faculty at international addresses. Eligibility information and instructions on how to request home shipping is on our document delivery page. See the most up to date information about due dates, borrowing, returning, and renewing library materials.

 

August 27, 2020

Due to revised San Francisco Department of Public Health guidelines, Gleeson Library is no longer open to the small number of students that previously had pre-approval to access the building. Access for pre-approved faculty and staff will continue, so long as they have completed their daily health screening. See the most up to date information about building access and library hours.

 

August 25, 2020

Gleeson Library has resumed processing ILL borrowing requests for print books and other physical materials. We will make every reasonable effort to ship these materials to home addresses, but some restrictions apply. ILL item pickup at the library is not available. See the most up to date information about interlibrary loan requests.

 

August 10, 2020

Beginning Tuesday, August 18, Gleeson Library will hold limited open hours for a small number of pre-approved students, staff, and faculty to access the building. See the most up to date information about building access and library hours.

 

July 29, 2020

The due date for all print books, DVDs, etc. owned by Gleeson Library has been extended to February 1, 2021. See the most up to date information about due dates, and returning and renewing library materials.

 

July 6, 2020

Gleeson Library will now ship circulating books and media to all current undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, and emeriti faculty and librarians at their home address. Shipping is free and includes pre-paid shipping labels for returning materials back to the library. More information and instructions on how to request home shipping is on our document delivery page. See the most up to date information about due dates, borrowing, returning, and renewing library materials.

 

May 12, 2020

The due date for all print books, DVDs, etc. owned by Gleeson Library has been extended to September 30, 2020. See the most up to date information about due dates, and returning and renewing library materials.

 

March 24, 2020

The due date for all print books, DVDs, etc. owned by Gleeson Library has been extended to the end of the semester, May 22, 2020.

 

March 20, 2020

Gleeson Library is online and here to support our community. Library faculty and staff are working remotely Monday – Friday 8AM – 6PM, as well as evenings and weekends. Our 24/7 chat with a librarian service we offer in partnership with other Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities will remain up and running for the foreseeable future.

Dear Gleeson Library users and community members,

Gleeson Library has transitioned to offering services online. The library building will be closed until at least April 7th 2020.

During this time USF Students, Faculty and Staff will have access to a dedicated team of librarians and staff who are working remotely. We are here for you.

You can find a detailed list of the online library services and resources we have available today for USF students, faculty and staff on the Gleeson Library COVID-19 update page.

Library faculty and staff are working remotely Monday - Friday 8AM - 6:00PM as well as evenings and Saturdays as needed. Our 24/7 chat with a librarian service we offer in partnership with other Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities will remain up and running for the foreseeable future.

With the City & County of San Francisco issuing a "shelter in place" order on March 16th, and subsequently the Governor of California ordering all Californians to "stay home" on March 19th, I felt it was important to update the USF community on how Gleeson Library is responding.

We will continue to update members of the community with information during this unprecedented and rapidly evolving situation. If you have questions or need to learn more about USF’s campus-wide responses, please see USF's Coronavirus Updates and Resources page.

Sincerely,

—shawn

Shawn P. Calhoun
Acting Library Dean
University of San Francisco
Gleeson Library | Geschke Center

 

March 17, 2020

In accordance with the latest university updates, Gleeson Library is offering online services and resources only. Effective Tuesday March 17, the library building is closed until further notice.

 

March 14, 2020

The university has announced several major changes to campus operations. Until further notice, Gleeson Library will remain open with limited hours. These hours are subject to change due to the rapidly evolving conditions around coronavirus.

 

March 11, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Gleeson Library has changed its operating hours until further notice. During this time, we encourage users to utilize the library's many online resources and services when possible.

Dear Gleeson Library users and community members,

In response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, Gleeson Library continues to work in close partnership with the University and our campus partners to take the necessary steps to protect and safeguard our community. The safety and wellbeing of our library users and staff is our utmost priority.

Taking into consideration the public health recommendations for social distancing, USF is planning for the continuation of instruction online and potential reduced staff capacity in the short-term. Accordingly, Gleeson Library will change its operating hours as follows until further notice:

Monday - Friday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM 
Saturday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sunday: closed
24 hour Monihan Atrium access is suspended. 

Additional updates to Library operations will be posted on our web site home page and social media channels as they are updated.  As some of the most highly utilized public spaces on campus, Gleeson Library is a natural hub for our campus community to meet, study and access research materials. It is our goal to maintain operations as much as possible while mitigating the risk to users.

During this time, we encourage users to utilize the many online services available as much as possible. Most resources are available electronically and librarians are available 24/7 to help users navigate search and other remote tools to access materials and services.

A dedicated web page outlining remote resources and services is now available.

Gleeson Library encourages all staff and users to review and follow the guidance and information outlined on the USF’s Coronavirus Updates and Resources Page. Most importantly, we highly encourage users to adhere to the guidance of frequent hand-washing, especially when visiting the Library and using public resources like computer workstations.

In addition, following public health guidelines, we ask that anyone (staff or users) experiencing any symptoms of illness stay home.

We greatly appreciate everyone’s cooperation and flexibility as we navigate this evolving situation, and we will continue to post new information on our web site and other communications channels as updates occur.

Sincerely,

—shawn

Shawn P. Calhoun
Acting Library Dean
University of San Francisco
Gleeson Library | Geschke Center