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Information regarding Choice Reviews Online as a reference for selecting materials for the library collection.

Acquisitions - MAIN CONTENT

Collection Development

Library staff develops and maintains a core collection of books, journals and other materials to support the educational programs of the University of Saint Francis. Purchase decisions are based on a number of criteria, including cost, general user interest and need, program support, collection needs, etc. The collection will be evaluated regularly for quality, currency and relevancy using a variety of measures specific to subject areas. (See the Collection Development Policy for more detailed information.)

Technical Services

For questions related to purchases for the library collection or adding special items to the collection, please contact:

Maureen McMahan, MLS

Associate Director for Collections & Technical Services
260.399.7700, ext. 6059


We encourage library users to make acquisition suggestions, which we always give serious consideration. A special recommendation form for this purpose is available online. Recommendations from those with specific subject area expertise are particularly welcome.

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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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Lee & Jim Vann Library

Pope John Paul II Center

First and Second Floor

Room 102 & 202