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About the Lee and Jim Vann Library

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Lee and Jim Vann Library is to serve and support the information and research needs of the University of Saint Francis students, faculty, and campus community by being proactive, adaptive, and service-oriented. 

Vision Statement

The Lee and Jim Vann Library will cultivate a campus community of engaged and excited lifelong learners by providing materials, instruction, and innovative programming to deepen thought and encourage critical thinking.


  • User-Centered

    • We align our services and programs with the needs of our communities and strive to create shared ownership of the Library.
  • Collaboration

    • We invest in sustained and intentional partnerships to achieve shared goals that increase the impact of education, research, clinical care, and the advancement of knowledge.
  • Sustainability

    • We are committed to being outstanding stewards of our human, environmental, physical, digital and financial resources. We engage in holistic decision-making, balancing current needs, resource allocation and long-term goals. 
  • Equity & Inclusion

    • We aspire to become a truly inclusive and equitable organization. We actively support the University in sustaining diversity, creating inclusive experiences for the USF community, and confronting institutional bias and structural racism.
  • Knowledge

    • We support the education and inquiry process of the University’s students, staff, and faculty by enhancing their knowledge and use of library and campus resources, services, and research methodologies. We promote critical thinking skills and information, technology, and media literacy.


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 via the library include:

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

The library maintains regular evening and weekend hours with holidays 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.


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.


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

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Lee & Jim Vann Library

Pope John Paul II Center

First and Second Floor

Room 101 & 201