Fall 2018 Library Tours

August 17th, 2018 by Colette Hayes No comments »

Get to know Gleeson Library|Geschke Center better by joining us on a library tour! A library staff member will show you around our beautiful building, and all that it has to offer. Tours are about 30 minutes long. There’s no need to sign up ahead of time – just meet us in the lobby of the library!

This fall, we are offering beginning-of-the-semester tours:

  • Tuesday 8/21/18 12:00noon
  • Wednesday /22/18 10:00am
  • Thursday 8/23/18 3:00pm
  • Friday 8/24/18 12:00noon
  • Saturday 8/25/18 3:00pm
  • Sunday 8/26/18 3:00pm
  • Monday 8/27/18 3:00pm
  • Tuesday 8/28/18 7:00pm

Stay tuned for additional information about library tours throughout the semester.  Hope to see you at Gleeson soon!

Photo: Randy Souther


Library streaming video changes Sept. 1

August 15th, 2018 by Debbie Benrubi No comments »
Kitten watching video
photo by Still Burning, CC BY-NC 2.0

The USF community has access to tens of thousands of videos and clips owned or licensed by Gleeson Library. You’ll find the library’s streaming video collections listed here; individual titles from these collections as well as DVDs, where streaming access is not available, are listed in the library catalog.

Beginning September 1, 2018, Gleeson Library is changing the way we get access to streaming videos from one of our streaming collections, Kanopy.  This change will make our Kanopy licensing more like the way we license streaming videos from other sources, and will help us make better-informed decisions about library spending on this rapidly-growing acquisitions area.

Under the new “mediated” licensing model, faculty must let us know in advance, preferably at least two weeks ahead of time, when a video is needed for a class. This is because the high cost of the former “patron-driven acquisition” model, in which licenses for streaming videos are triggered upon viewing, is not sustainable for the library with our current budget.

Here’s how it will work:

Videos from Kanopy, and some of our other streaming videos as well, are licensed for one year at a time. So, even if a video was available previously, be sure to check the catalog to make sure it’s still accessible before assigning it to students.

If you click on a Kanopy video we don’t currently license, you’ll see a request form. For students, if you see the request form, please ask a librarian for assistance in obtaining access to the film. For faculty, you can use the form to let us know a film is needed, or you can contact your library liaison. If we don’t have access to the film we’ll attempt to license or purchase it in the way that best meets faculty needs for teaching.



USF Network Outages This Weekend (July 14)

July 13th, 2018 by Shawn P. Calhoun No comments »

USF’s ITS department is planning to update a number of network services over the July 14th weekend. This work will cause intermittent outages to a significant number of online services.

Gleeson library systems that will encounter intermittent outages include:

If you return checked-out books over the weekend, there will be delays in updating your library record – but don’t worry, we’ll check-in everything you bring back on Saturday as soon as we can.

If you have any library-related questions feel free to get in touch via phone, email etc. Gleeson library be open Saturday July 14th 10AM – 6PM.

Beginning July 24, the Library will have a new way to login to online resources

July 11th, 2018 by sherisek No comments »

The Library is implementing a new authentication system called OpenAthens, which will go-live on Tuesday, July 24. OpenAthens is an identity and IP-based system that provides access to our licensed online resources (databases, ejournals, ebooks, and streaming video) using single sign-on technology. It provides a more secure and reliable experience for users. This solution should also resolve the “proxy error� access issue many users have been encountering.

On July 24, the experience of accessing online resources will change:

  • All users will now need to sign-in via OpenAthens regardless of whether you are on-campus or off-campus.
  • Once logged in, sessions last up to 8 hours unless browser cookies and cache are cleared.
  • Please see the OpenAthens guide for more information on what to expect.

Access to online resources will be affected on the go-live date, Tuesday, July 24, and there may be intermittent downtime for the remainder of that week. We apologize in advance for this inconvenience. If you are unable to access a resource, ask a librarian.

As part of the implementation, we will gradually move library online resources from our previous authentication system, WAM, to OpenAthens. For those faculty, staff, and students that share permalinks to EBSCO/Fusion, ProQuest, or Gale resources in Canvas and elsewhere on the web, please search again for these resources and update your links by the start of the fall semester.

Eventually, all resources will be moved to OpenAthens. To avoid broken links, beginning December 1, 2018, please update all other permalinks by the start of the spring semester 2019. More information on linking to online resources is available on the OpenAthens guide.

Please contact eresources@usfca.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Library Hours – Summer 2018

May 24th, 2018 by jmariconi No comments »

Gleeson Library | Geschke Center Hours

Summer 2018

May 21, Monday – August 12, Sunday

Monday—Thursday               8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Friday                                             8:00 AM—6:00 PM

Saturday                                    10:00 AM—6:00 PM

Sunday                                                                      Closed


May 28, Monday, Memorial Day               Closed

July 4, Wednesday, Independence Day Closed


August 13, Monday – August 20, Monday

Monday—Friday                      8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday                                           10:00 AM—6:00 PM

Sunday                                                                      Closed


May 28, Monday, Memorial Day               Closed


Atrium Summer Hours

The Gleeson Library atrium is open only during library business hours, and closes with the library.

Donohue Rare Book Room

Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 (415) 422-2036

Please call ahead to schedule an appointment.


Library Hours are also available at:

 (415) 422-2044