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!


Library Closed for Good Friday

The USF Library will be closed tomorrow, April 19th, in observance of Good Friday. We will reopen with regular hours the following Monday.

We hope you enjoy your Easter holiday!

Extended Library Hours During Finals

The library will have extended hours before and during finals week. The extended hours will be:

Monday 4/22 – 7:45 a.m. – Midnight
Tuesday 4/23 – 7:45 a.m. – Midnight
Wednesday 4/24 – 7:45 a.m. – Midnight
Thursday 4/25 – 7:45 a.m. – Midnight
Friday 4/26 – 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 4/27 – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday 4/28 – 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Monday 4/29 – 7:45 a.m. – Midnight
Tuesday 4/30 – 7:45 a.m. – Midnight
Wednesday 5/1 – 7:45 a.m. – Midnight
Thursday 5/2 – 7:45 a.m. – Midnight
Friday 5/3 – 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 5/4 – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday 5/5 – Closed*

*The library will be closed on Sundays during the summer.

Please let us know if you have any questions at 815-740-5041 or

I-Share Borrowing Policy

The new I-Share Borrowing Policy will go into effect on Thursday, January 5, 2012.

When a patron has any one of the following, they will be blocked from performing additional I-Share remote requests, I-Share onsite checkouts or I-Share renewal transactions until the blocking condition has been resolved:

  • 25 I-Share items overdue
  • 1 I-Share item recalled and overdue
  • 3 I-Share items lost
  • 10 claims returned on I-Share items
  • 10 I-Share items self-shelved (returned to the shelf without discharge)
  • $200 total owed in I-Share fines or fees

What this means is that any member of the University of St. Francis community who has one or more of the above conditions for any materials borrowed from ANY I-Share libraries will automatically be blocked from borrowing more materials from other I-Share libraries.

If you have any questions please contact:
Circulation Desk, 815-740-3690,

Friday Find: Rare Book Returned to Library 78 Years Late

From ABC News:

A Chicago Public Library amnesty program that allowed members to return overdue items without having to pay any late fees brought in more than 100,000 books, DVDs and other materials – including a rare, limited edition novel that was turned in 78 years late.

The rare edition of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray had been checked out in 1934. According to Reuters news agency, Harlean Hoffman Vision found the book in her late mother’s possessions and wanted to bring it back, but she wanted to make sure she wouldn’t go to jail for having had it so long.

“She kept saying, ‘You’re not going to arrest me?’ and we said, ‘No, we’re so happy you brought it back!’” Ruth Lednicer, the library’s marketing director, said.

For the full article, click here.

Do you know if you have any overdue books checked out from Brown Library? If you’d like to check to see if you have any overdue items, you can log into your account in BernieCat.

Luckily, Brown Library won’t charge you fines for late-returned materials… But, who knows, that book lying under your bed may just be a rare item someday! If you do have materials that you need to return, please bring them to the Library Circulation desk.