The University of San Francisco: Gleeson Library
Library with Yellow Flowers
Center for Research Libraries
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Ask A Librarian

Whether by email or phone, in-person or live online, we're here to help answer your questions. Choose the contact method that best suits your needs.

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Phone

phoneMain Library number: (415) 422-2660
 
Call the Reference Desk with your research questions: (415) 422-2039.

Call Access Services for questions about fines, holds, reserves, borrowing & renewing, and library access: (415) 422-2662.

Student assistants are on duty during late-night hours.

Email

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Drop-In at the Reference Desk

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Building address and location.

Schedule an Appointment

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(To request a meeting at one of USF's branch libraries, contact the librarian at your branch site.)


Self Help

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Database Search Tips

Citing Sources
APA, MLA, etc.

Remote Access
Connecting to the databases from off-campus

Research Guides