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About the Lee and Jim Vann Library

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Mission Statement

The Lee & Jim Vann Library supports the mission of the University of Saint Francis by nurturing lifelong learners who can recognize the need for, locate, evaluate and effectively use information.

Vision Statement

The Vann Library supports the mission of USF with a strong commitment to the personal and professional development of students, faculty and staff. The library accomplishes this by embracing an attitude of service, evaluating and providing a variety of authoritative information resources, effectively and appropriately using technology, providing library instruction to strengthen research skills and participating in cooperative activities with other libraries to ensure the effective stewardship of quality library services.


The Vann Library is located on two floors of the Pope John Paul II Center. It houses a collection of over 68,000 volumes including more than 450 periodical subscriptions in a variety of subject areas. The Vann Library has an expansive collection including, but not limited to:

  • reference materials
  • medical
  • nursing
  • allied health
  • art
  • sciences
  • education
  • journals
  • microform
  • newspapers
  • videos/DVDs


Services available in the library include:

  • reference and research assistance
  • interlibrary loans
  • group study rooms
  • laptop loans
  • equipment loans (cameras, audio recorders)
  • course reserves
  • faxing
  • photocopying

The library maintains regular evening and weekend hours with holiday and other closings posted on the library’s homepage. Students may check library hours by looking at the posting near the library entrance, calling the library or visiting the library’s website which will have the most current and detailed information about hours and services. Additional information about Vann Library services may be found on the Services page.


Our Policies page provides a brief overview of Vann Library Policies & Procedures related to using the various resources available to our patrons.

Action Plan

This link for the Vann Library Action Plan will open a PDF document detailing the Vision and goals for the Vann Library in the coming years.


Visit our Staff page to find phone and email contact information for the dedicated staff here at the Lee & Jim Vann Library.

Contact us

Call the main library number at 260-399-8060, text us at 260-638-8266, or stop by the user services desk for help.


Interior Google Map

Printable Maps

Trying to locate materials or a place to study? Need to know where the study rooms are located?

MAP Main Level Library

MAP Lower Level Library

Right-hand Buttons

Library Hours

The Pope John Paul II building is accessible Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the summer semesters and 24 hours a day during regular semester hours. This includes access to the Cyber Fresh Café. Vann Library hours are listed in the table below.

Starting Monday, August 28th we will be on our Fall Semester Schedule. However, the library will be closed Labor Day Weekend Saturday, September 2nd- Monday, September 4th. 

Day Library Hours
Mon. - Thurs. 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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Additional Links


Lee & Jim Vann Library

Pope John Paul II Center

First and Second Floor

Room 102 & 202