Summer 2017 Construction and Access to Collections

Several USF departments will be moving into Gleeson, and the Library's bound periodicals will be moving off-site in order to facilitate construction of USF's new residence hall on Lone Mt. All construction work in the Library should be completed before the Fall 2017 term begins.

What is Changing in the Library


What's Moving In:
  • Two new enclosed work areas will be built on the lower level of the library for the Center for Instruction & Technology, the ITS Help Desk, The Learning & Writing Center, and the Speaking Center (see sidebar list on the right, or bottom of the page on mobile).
  • New collaborative spaces will be built. These rooms will be reserved for staff operations (see sidebar list) during the day, and will be accessible to USF students (non-law) at all other times. A room scheduling process is being designed for these new spaces.
What's Moving out:
  • Dissertations and theses on the lower level of the library have been relocated to the northeast corner of the building, lower level (at end of the G call numbers). These items will remain requestable via Ignacio throughout the project.
  • Microfilm / microfiche readers and printers will be relocated to room 106 in the 1st floor reference area. Inquiries can be made via Microfilm & Microfiche.
  • The Maps collection has been moved to the 1st floor, north, near the seed library.


What's moving In:
  • Two new labs / classrooms will be built for CIT / Learning & Writing Center / Library use. These facilities will not be included in the inventory of USF classrooms managed by the Registrar’s office. If USF faculty or staff have questions about classroom booking or availability, contact your dean’s office.
  • A variety of new student collaborative spaces will be built.

A room scheduling process is being designed for these new spaces (labs / classrooms and group study spaces).

What's Moving Out:
  • The Library's bound periodicals—nearly 95% of the print periodicals collection—will be moved to an off-site storage facility. Periodicals in off-site storage are requestable by faculty and students—they are not being discarded as a part of this project. The library is committed to being able to deliver materials within 48 hours of a request (M-F, weekends and holidays excluded). To request an item in storage place your request via document delivery.

    The remaining unbound periodicals have been moved to a temporary location at the northwest corner of the 2nd floor (at the end of the H call numbers). The long-term location for the unbound periodicals will be somewhere on the library 2nd floor North. 

  • The print volumes of the Congressional Record will be discarded as these are duplicated online. Hein Online contains the complete collection, from 1873 to the present. The federal government provides free, public, online access to the Congressional Record from 1961 to the present via GovInfo, and will eventually provide access to the complete collection, back to 1873.

Access to Collections

  • Periodicals can be requested via Document Delivery.
  • Books with call numbers beginning A-H, and dissertations and theses can be requested via Ignacio, the Library Catalog. After construction, both will be publicly accessible again. When requesting via Ignacio, students, faculty, and staff can request either pickup at the library circulation desk or in the case of certain faculty and students, we can deliver the materials to a home address or branch campus office.
  • Microforms inquiries can be sent via the Microfilm & Microfiche page.

FDLP patrons may request at the Circulation Desk materials that are shelved off-site or are inaccessible to the public. The library is committed to being able to deliver these materials within 48 hours of a request (M-F, weekends and holidays excluded). 

Access to Services

Construction may contribute to increased foot traffic, noise, and general disruption. Construction-related work will be concentrated on the library's lower level and 2nd floor North, but at times these disruptions will extend to other locations in the building.

  • Student Study Spaces on the lower level and 2nd floor North will be inaccessible. The open study areas on the lower level will shrink dramatically after construction, but will be compensated with new space in the new 2nd floor North plans.
  • Student Disability Services on the lower level will be accessible from the SDS entrance / exit across from Fromm Hall. For individuals who need to access SDS using an elevator, the Gleeson North elevator will remain operational.
  • University Archives on the lower level will be accessible via the Gleeson North elevator.

If you have any questions about accessing locations or collections in the library, please contact us in person at the Circulation or Reference desks, Phone at 415-422-2662, or via Ask A Librarian.