A faculty borrower is a member of the teaching faculty currently
employed by the University of San Francisco on a full-time or part-time
basis. All categories of the faculty, regardless of tenure status or
full vs. part-time teaching assignments, are accorded identical loan
privileges. Emeriti faculty are also accorded faculty loan privileges.
A current USF faculty identification card must be presented when
borrowing library materials, unless branch faculty are requesting
books through the Distance Learning Services Document Delivery Service.
Faculty Proxy Borrowers
A faculty proxy borrower is a person authorized by a faculty member
to borrow library materials for the faculty member's use. To designate
such a person, the faculty member completes a proxy authorization form
at the loan desk in the Circulation Department. A special card is then
issued to the proxy borrower. The duration of the proxy authorization
may be up to one full academic year, fall, spring and summer, and must
be renewed or a new proxy assigned upon expiration. Each faculty member
is limited to one proxy per designated period. The faculty member is
responsible for library materials borrowed in his/her name by the
A Gleeson Library | Geschke Center Proxy Card is valid only at Gleeson Library | Geschke Center.
Lending by Faculty
Faculty members who lend students or others any library materials
which they have checked out are responsible for those materials. The
library recommends that such materials be returned to the library and
placed on hold for the person who needs them. This service can be
arranged at the Circulation Department and Periodicals Department loan
Sabbaticals and Other Leaves
A faculty member who leaves the local area for more than two weeks
should return borrowed materials or make arrangements with family
and/or departmental staff to insure prompt return of any library
materials which may be recalled during their absence.
faculty member who leaves the local area for an entire semester on
sabbatical or other leave of absence is required to return all library
materials before leaving.
Suspension of Library Privileges
Failure to respond to recall notices or overdue notices within the
time limits specified and/or failure to pay fines or for materials lost
by the borrower results in suspension of library privileges or
progressive disciplinary action. A person who has had their library
privileges suspended is not entitled to service from any department of
the Library. Library privileges are restored after recalled or overdue
items are returned or payment is made for lost items.
Expiration of Borrowing Privileges
Full-time and part-time faculty members separating from University
employment - even on a temporary basis - must return all library
materials. Faculty borrowing privileges terminate upon separation from