Alumni & 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.
The Library is reserved for current USF students, staff, and faculty from 8 PM to 8 AM.
Special Library Cards (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|
|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|
Students from Catholic High Schools in San Francisco (ID Required):
Immaculate Conception Academy (on 24th Street)
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).
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, Regional Campus Libraries, and/or the library Atrium.
Fines and Charges for Books and Videos
|Overdue Books / Videos||$0.50 / day|
|Overdue Recalled Books / Videos||$1 / day|
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.
May 2018 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.