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Summer Library Hours

Date Library Hours Cafe Hours
Monday -Thursday  7:30a - 6p 7:30a - 10p
Friday 7:30a - 4p 7:30a - 10p
Saturday 9a - 5p 9a - 10p

OneSearch: Scheduled Downtimes

Please note that our OneSearch system will be unavailable intermittently for network system maintenance on the following days and times. All other databases will remain accessible during this time via the Databases A-Z link.

Sat. June 4 9pm - 12am
Sun. June 5 12am - 12 pm


Research Help

Are you working on a new research project? Unsure where to start? Where to search? Follow along with our step-by-step Research Guide to help you through the research process. This online guide will help you develop a topic, find the right resources, create citations, and avoid plagiarism.

Ask A Librarian!

Call or text 260-638-VANN (8266) for help! University of Saint Francis librarians are generally available to meet with you between the hours of 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and by appointment at other times.

For individual assistance, please call, text, or stop by the Collaboratory. No appointment is necessary. The Collaboratory is located on the second floor of the library.

Equipment Loans

Do you need a laptop, camera, or microphone? Vann Library provides a variety of equipment available for checkout from the User Services desk.

Equipment available:

  • Laptops (PC & Mac)
  • USB Microphones
  • Voice Recorders
  • Portable Projectors
  • Digital Cameras
  • Video Cameras
  • Tripods
  • iPads

Device Charging Stations

Two device charging stations have been placed in the library for students and faculty use. One station is located near the service desk on the 2nd floor of the library and another is located in the Collaboratory. Happy charging!

EBSCOhost Maintenance

Over the next few weeks EBSCO will be upgrading their results page infrastructure. During this time, and under certain circumstances, you may see the following message when attempting to read an article:

"This item cannot be opened in a new tab. To view it, return to search results and select the link there."

The message will display when a user right-clicks to open an article from the results page to open it in a new tab, rather than clicking to read the article from the original browser.

R2 Digital Library for Health Sciences

We are pleased to announce the new Rittenhouse R2 Digital Library collection. The R2 Digital Library is a database of full-text e-books for nursing, medicine, and allied health. Content includes titles from STM (scientific, technical, and medical) publishers with emphasis on Doody's core titles and Brandon Hill titles. The R2 interface is optimized for the health sciences with features including integrated drug name, topic, and disease indices, and pass-through linking to PubMed and MeSH searching.

Films and ebooks

Do you need videos or electronic books? Try searching these collections for films and e-books. Please note: a complete list of databases and subscriptions based resources can be found by clicking the Databases A-Z icon along the right-hand side of the page.

  • Films on Demand - high quality video and multimedia films for higher education. Find films for humanities, arts, sciences, business, technology and more.
  • ebrary Academic Complete - ebrary offers authoritative ebooks in a wide range of subject areas, along with tools to help you find, use, and manage the information you need.
  • EBSCO eBook Collection - Search and view the full text of thousands of electronic titles covering a broad range of academic disciplines.

New Oxford University Press Databases!

Four major reference resources from Oxford University Press are now available via the Lee and Jim Vann Library web page. The new databases are:

To access the new databases, navigate to the Databases A-Z page. Click the "O" to jump to the "O" section.

Merck Manual Now Online

All versions of the Merck Manual are now free online with no login required. In 2015, Merck & Co. made a commitment to provide current medical information for medical professionals and patients through the Global Medical Knowledge 2020 initiative. This is also a very "green" initiative in that the company will no longer distribute the print version of the manuals. A link to the Merck Manual Professional Version is included in the Databases A-Z list.

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.

Day Library Hours
Mon. - Thurs. 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed

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Additional Links


Lee & Jim Vann Library

Pope John Paul II Center

First and Second Floor

Room 102 & 202