USF Alert:

Most courses on the Fort Wayne campus and USF Crown Point will continue to be conducted remotely throughout the summer.

Further information will be available at https://news.sf.edu/category/coronavirus.

Lee and Jim Vann Library

Located in the Pope John Paul II Center, Rooms 201 and 101.
Phone: 260.399.8060
Email: vannlibrary@sf.libanswers.com

Collection and Resources

The Lee and Jim Vann Library occupies two floors of the Pope John Paul II Center. The library’s collection includes over 200,000 print and electronic book titles as well as over 30,000 print and electronic periodical titles, all within a variety of subject areas. Online journals and eBooks can be accessed 24/7 via the library’s online catalog. You can search almost all the library’s resources through the OneSearch search box located on the library’s home page. The library also provides equipment such as laptops, voice recorders, video cameras and microphones for checkout to students, just ask at the 2nd floor service desk.  Services offered by the library include research assistance and instruction, interlibrary loan, group study rooms, laptop and equipment loans. The Vann Library also provides computers and several print/scanners for student use as well as wireless access throughout the library.

Hours

The library maintains regular service hours throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. Regular hours, holiday hours and other library closings will be posed within the library as well as on the library’s home page.

Research Assistance

Users can receive research assistance and training for any library resource with one of our reference librarians. You can call to schedule an appointment, walk-in during posted service hours, or chat online to get assistance with a specific library resource, class assignment or research paper. Online video tutorials are also available from the right-hand column of the library’s homepage under Library Tutorials.

Computers and Equipment

The Vann Library houses over 30 computers for student use. The library has equipment and laptops for student use, which can be checked out at the Service Desk on the second floor. Types of equipment available for loan includes laptops, USB microphones, portable projectors, digital cameras, and voice recorders.  All equipment is available on a first come-first serve basis.  The Vann Library follows the USF campus General Acceptable Use Policies.  NOTE:  All equipment MUST be returned to the service desk in the library.  The use of one of the library’s drop boxes could result in damage to the equipment. Wireless access is also available for use with either personal or library laptops.

Interlibrary Loan

In addition to our in-house and online resources, the library provides access to many other library collections through our PALNI partnership with twenty-four private academic libraries throughout the state and to other libraries worldwide via our Interlibrary Loan Service. Materials not in the library’s collection can be requested through interlibrary loan. Questions regarding this service can be directed to bchen@sf.edu.

Students living on the Fort Wayne campus are considered Allen County residents and can apply for an Allen County Public Library card to be used at any of the ACPL Library locations.

Study Spaces

Study rooms are available for student groups and can be reserved online, by phone, or in person. There are also study carrels and desks scattered throughout the library for your independent study needs. The Collaboratory, a great group gathering place inside the library, has several computers, flexible furniture, write-on whiteboard tables, and mobile whiteboards. There is something for everyone!

After library hours, there are spaces within the Pope John Paul II building that are available to students including the Collaboratory, the Hide Out, the second-floor lobby and the Commuter Lounge.

Borrowing Materials Loan Periods
Books Undergraduate students: 60 days loan

Graduate students, PA students and Honors students: Semester loan

Videos/DVDs 7 Days
Reserve Books Loan Periods Vary
Periodicals In-the-library use only
Laptops/Equipment 7 Days or longer based on need and availability of equipment

Overdue Fines and Account Holds

The Vann Library does not charge daily overdue fines for general collection materials, but replacement costs are charged to your USF account when materials are overdue for 30 or more days. Users owing any fines/fees will have their borrowing privileges suspended, as well as have a hold placed on their USF account at the Business Office. USF account holds are placed on any user account that has an outstanding fine/fee owed or has unreturned, lost, or long overdue materials. A hold on your USF student account may prevent you from registering for classes as well as the release of grades and official transcripts. When materials are returned and/or any fees have been paid, holds will be removed from the student account and all privileges restored. All fines and fees are paid in the Business Office.

Lost or Damaged Materials

The charge for lost or damaged materials is the replacement cost, as determined by the library and current market value, plus a $5 processing fee. The card holder is responsible for all lost or damaged items; including laptops and equipment.

Renewals

Students may renew books for 30 days. Equipment and Videos/DVDs may be renewed once for an additional 7 days. Items which are not overdue may be renewed online via the My Accounts link within the online catalog, by phone, or in person. The online renewals option is only available prior to the due date.

Returning Materials

The Vann Library has two book returns, one located outside the main entrance to the Pope John Paul II Center; the second return is located in the Commuter commons on the first floor of the Pope John Paul II Center. Materials may also be returned inside the library at the User Services Desk during library hours.

Library Access for the Disabled

The Vann Library is fully handicap accessible. An elevator is available to the east of the Circulation Desk on both floors. The library staff will assist special needs patrons in locating and retrieving materials. Restrooms are available on both floors.

USF CROWN POINT LIBRARY RESOURCE CENTER

The Library Resource Center is located in Room 126 of the Crown Point building.

Collection and Resources

Online journals, streaming media and eBooks can be accessed via the library’s online catalog 24/7. You can search almost all the library’s resources through the OneSearch search box located on the library’s home page. The Crown Point campus also provides a limited number of laptops for students to check out. Students at Crown Point also have access to materials in the Lee and Jim Vann Library on our main campus.

Circulation

Books may be checked out to Crown Point students, with the exception of reference books. Reference books are not to be taken from the Library Resource Center. Items can be renewed if no one else has reserved them. Please stop at the front reception desk to check out a book.

Interlibrary Loan

In addition to our in-house and online resources, the library provides access to many other library collections through our PALNI partnership with twenty-four private academic libraries throughout the state and to other libraries worldwide via our Interlibrary Loan Service. Materials not in the library’s collection can be requested through interlibrary loan. At this time, requests for books are limited to one chapter per book. All requests will be delivered electronically. Questions regarding this service can be directed to bchen@sf.edu.

Research Assistance

Users can receive research assistance and training for any library resource with one of our reference librarians. You can call to schedule an appointment, walk-in during posted service hours, or chat online to get assistance with a specific library resource, class assignment or research paper. Online video tutorials are also available from the right-hand column of the library’s homepage under Library Tutorials.