Library and Geschke Learning Resource Center houses the University's
central collection of print and electronic resources. These resources -
electronic subscriptions, Internet sources, books, periodicals,
government documents, and microforms - total over 1.9 million items.
Books, periodicals, and government information are easily
available in print and online via Ignacio, the online catalog and
circulation system, and via the Reference & Research Services'
databases. Librarians are available for research help in person, by
phone, e-mail, or a 24/7 chat service. Faculty and librarians
collaborate to teach research skills in the Library's electronic
classroom. Visit www.usfca/library for a wide variety of services and
information designed to enhance and support the learning experience.
The Donohue Rare Book Room houses the Library's special
collections. The collection contains over 25,000 volumes and includes
the Sir Thomas More Collection, the Albert Sperisen Collection of Eric
Gill, the L. Frank Baum Collection, and an outstanding collection of
twentieth-century fine printing. The Donohue Rare Book Room is open
Monday through Friday. Students, faculty, staff, and the University
Community are encouraged to make use of the collection.
Students attending classes in one of the University's
branch locations can take advantage of libraries and services designed
especially for them. Professionally staffed libraries are part of each
branch campus facility. Librarians work closely with students
throughout the year to orient them to the research process, using both
computer resources and the library collections. The Distance Learning
Services document delivery office helps students get the books and
articles they need for their class assignments.
The University of San Francisco Dorraine Zief Law Library,
with holdings of nearly 350,000 volumes, supports the students and
faculty of the School of Law in their educational research and
scholarship, while also providing access to legal information needed by
the entire University community.
These various libraries and collections together support the
academic programs of the University of San Francisco.