Library Services will develop and maintain a core collection of books and journals and other materials to support the educational programs of the University of Saint Francis.
The Lee and Jim Vann Library serves all of the faculty and staff of the University of Saint Francis and all of the students enrolled in its programs. The library is also accessible to alumni and those with established relationships or affiliations with the university. The general public may use the library on a limited basis.
The University of Saint Francis, Lee and Jim Vann Library supports the Principles of Fair Use. Placement of copyrighted materials on reserves is considered “Fair Use” under U.S. Copyright law ONLY during the first semester the materials are used.
The display cases in the Lee & Jim Vann Library are available for use by the campus community. Groups and individuals are encouraged to exhibit items of interest that are relevant to the university, its values, or mission.
The Lee and Jim Vann Library welcomes gifts of library materials—especially materials that fill existing gaps in our collection and support the curriculum and mission of the University of Saint Francis.
Resources available for faculty members.
Library instruction is tied to the information literacy standards as set forth by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The a la carte menu was created as a guide to planning library instruction sessions for your classes. All lessons are customizable. You are encouraged to work with a librarian to customize a library session best suited to your students’ needs.
The library collections will not always be able to provide all of the materials needed by USF users. Interlibrary loan service ensures that users will be able to obtain additional information from a variety of external sources.