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Last Updated: Oct 13, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Mears Library is to support the curricular needs of the University of Sioux Falls by providing quality services and resources, specialized instruction that focuses on enhancing critical thinking skills, and environmental spaces that create a culture of learning.


Library Hours

Fall Break
Oct 14-15:  Closed
Oct 16: 8 am - 5 pm
Oct 17: Regular hours begin
Library Hours

Sunday: 3 pm-11 pm
Monday - Thursday: 7:45 am - 11 pm
Friday: 7:45 - 5 pm
Saturday: Closed
Doors lock 10 minutes before closing time. Hours are subject to change.

Contact the Circulation Desk for more information.

Library Services

  • Interlibrary Loan Request Form
    Use this form to obtain books and/or articles not available in Mears Library.
  • Faculty Reserve Request Form
    Use this form to place materials on reserve in the library. Please read our Copyright Policy. Print, complete, and bring this form with items to the library one week prior to need.
  • Research Help
    To get help on a research project, please e-mail your question, call, or set up an appointment with Rachel Crowley.
  • Request a Book for Purchase
    Email your book request to the Library.
  • AV Request (USF Personnel Only)
    Check out laptops, camcorders, cameras, and more.

Distance Education Students

The Mears Library provides students and faculty in dual credit courses and distance education courses the same access as USF’s students and faculty.

Library Director - Research Help

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Rachel Crowley
Contact Info
1101 West 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
(605) 331-6661
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Library Staff

Sandy Biewer

Library Associate
(Periodicals/AV/Acquisitions/Course Reserves)



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