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Alumni and Visitors

The University of San Francisco is a private, Catholic Jesuit Institution. The primary role of the Gleeson Library | Geschke Center is to further the mission of USF by providing services and resources to our Students, Faculty and Staff.

Access for Special Library Card holders and Visitors is limited to 8 AM–8 PM.

Special Library Cards (Alumni and Visitors)

Alumni and Visitors

USF Alumni and Visitors unaffiliated with USF may purchase a Special Library Card with Access and/or Borrowing Privileges.

  1 Year 6 Months 3 Months 1 Month
Alumni Access Only $20.00      
Alumni Access and Borrowing $50.00      
Visitor Access Only $400.00 $300.00 $200.00 $100.00
Visitor Access and Borrowing $500.00 $400.00    

Method of payment for both Alumni and Visitors is done online by credit card only.

USF Alumni and Visitors may access the library's databases from within the Library, but cannot access databases from outside the library. See Computers in the Library for access information on all library computer systems.

Access to the Library does not guarantee use of all Library services and resources.

Categories of visitors entitled to a Special Access card at no cost include the following:

CATEGORY TYPE OF CARD
President's Ambassadors Access/Borrowing
Board of Trustees members Access/Borrowing
Clergy and Religious of the Archdiocese of San Francisco Access/Borrowing
Faculty from Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) Passport program (ID from home institution required) Access/Borrowing
Spouse and Children of USF Faculty and Staff (ID required) Access Only
Faculty from Accredited Bay Area Colleges and Universities (must present current ID from home institution) Access Only

Students from Catholic High Schools in San Francisco (ID Required):

Immaculate Conception Academy (on 24th Street)
Mercy High School (on 19th Avenue)
Riordan High School (on Phelan Avenue)
Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (on Ellis Street)
St. Ignatius College Preparatory (on 37th Avenue)
Schools of the Sacred Heart (on Broadway)

Day Pass

Visitors

Access to the Library is available to individuals affiliated and not affiliated with USF seeking to use Federal Depository documents, requesting access to the Thacher Gallery, and/or pre-arranged authorization from a library department (Circulation, Periodicals, Reference, Office of the Dean, or Special Collections).

Information on other libraries / resources.

Special Access / Borrowing Policies

The Library calls your attention to the following policies regarding the application for and use of the Special library cards. If you need further assistance, please call (415) 422-2660 or ask at the Circulation Desk.


Alumni and Visitors seeking Special Access / Borrowing privileges should apply in person, paying all applicable fees paid in full before borrowing and/or access privileges are granted.



Library Access including Gleeson Library’s Atrium for both Alumni and Visitors is contingent on the library’s hours and limited to 8 am to 8 pm only. Access to the library during all other times is restricted to current USF students, staff and faculty. The library's hours change throughout the year based on the academic calendar.



Special library card holders with borrowing privileges may only borrow materials that are physically located in the Gleeson Library | Geschke Center building. Link+ and Interlibrary loan materials are not included in borrowing privileges. Special library cards are not for use at any other locations such as the Law Library, Branch Libraries, and/or the library Atrium. 


Special library card holders may not borrow laptops and/or materials on Reserve.



The special library card is intended for use solely by the person whose name appears on the card. Privileges are valid through the expiration date set from date of purchase. Special library cards are the property of USF and must be presented upon request by library staff and can be confiscated at any time. Cards are renewed at the discretion of the Library. The Library reserves the right to revoke Access / Borrowing privileges of individuals in any category. The Special library card is non-transferable.

Gleeson Library | Geschke Center’s Special Access / Borrowing Policies are subject to change at any time without notice.

December 2014 Graduates

Gleeson Library is offering our recent grads a free transitional SPECIAL LIBRARY CARD. Please enjoy a year of access with borrowing privileges as you set out into the world to further the mission of USF.

More information: Alumni Borrowing Card offer and application form.


The information on this page applies only to Gleeson Library | Geschke Center