PrimoVE Migration

On Wednesday, June 24th, the USF Library will be moving to a new search interface and catalog system called PrimoVE.

Account information for all USF students, faculty and staff will be fully ported over to the new system, as well as all in process holds and item checkouts. PrimoVE also syncs directly with the MyUSF Portal, so users will no longer be required to establish a separate login.

We hope for a seamless transition, but please be aware there may be some minor interruptions to catalog and library account access as we complete the migration process during the week of the 24th.

Additional information and training opportunities will be made available in the fall. If you think of any questions or concerns in the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to Brigitte Bell, Director of Library Services, at bbell@stfrancis.edu.

USF LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS

The USF Library’s Summer Hours are as follows: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

During these hours, the Wadsworth Commons area on the main level of the Library will remain accessible for students via USF ID card swipe. All other areas of the Library building will remain closed.

Library reference desk services will continue to be delivered virtually. Students can still call and speak to a librarian at 815-740-5041, email a librarian at refdesk@stfrancis.edu, or chat with a librarian via the LibraryH3lp chat box.

LIBRARY BUILDING ACCESS AND VIRTUAL REFERENCE SERVICES

As part of the University’s response to COVID-19, the Wadsworth Commons area on the main level of the Library remains accessible to students via ID card swipe during our regular hours of operation: Mon-Th 7:30 a.m. -10 p.m.; Fri 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat CLOSED; Sun 3 p.m.-10 p.m. All other areas of the Library building are closed.

All Library reference desk services will be delivered virtually until further notice. Students can still call and speak to a librarian at 815-740-5041, email a librarian at refdesk@stfrancis.edu, or chat with a librarian via the LibraryH3lp chat box.  

Students can still access all of the library’s online resources, including video tutorials and online research databases, via the library website (library.stfrancis.edu). Students are encouraged to submit interlibrary loan requests for articles, which will continue to be processed.

For up-to-date university wide announcements, check the USF Emergency Alerts page: https://www.stfrancis.edu/emergency-alerts/.

We look forward to serving you virtually!

Library Summer Hours

We are officially on summer term! The USF Library will be open Monday-Thursday 9-5 and Fridays 9-4:30. We will be closed Saturdays and Sundays. The Wadsworth Commons will remain accessible 24/7 with student ID card swipe. Regular fall hours will resume on Monday, August 19th. Have a great summer!

New way to request articles and books!

We just implemented the new Tipasa service as a tool to request articles. books and book chapters. If you have used Illiad in the recent past, we can still get your history for you and you can still access your articles if they are not 30 days old or viewed less than 5 times. The Tipasa link is on our website. Here is the link to the Tipasa tutorial under Library Services: http://library.stfrancis.edu/videomain.html. Please let us know if you have any questions!