LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS

The Wadsworth Commons area on the main level of the Library will remain accessible to students over the summer. Students can access Wadsworth via ID card swipe during the following hours: 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 will remain closed.

Library reference desk services will continue to be delivered virtually over the summer. 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. ***Beginning Monday, May 11th, these services will be offered during our reduced summer hours of operation: Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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

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!