About USF Libraries

There are three libraries that comprise USF Libraries:

Tampa campus library
St. Petersburg campus library (Nelson Poynter Memorial Library)
Sarasota-Manatee campus Library Services & Information Commons unit

The University of South Florida Libraries accelerate learning and knowledge production through distinctive collections, information service innovation, and thought leadership. We are one library serving three diverse campus communities in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee. As the heart of an AAU member University, the USF Libraries contribute to student success, faculty excellence, and lifelong learning for our community.

The USF Libraries provide access to over 2.6 million print and eBooks, 73,000 e-journal subscriptions, and 30.8 million digital images. We offer specialized workshops, research assistance, and instruction support to students and faculty as well as access to unique primary research materials in Florida studies, Florida environment and natural history, children’s and young adult literature, LGBTQ+ studies, and university archives. Assistance is available from research and reference librarians either by appointment, on-line via our website, by phone, or in a classroom setting.

We are research-active, grant-active and have strong local, national, and international research partnerships. USF Libraries memberships include:

  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)
  • Center for Research Libraries (CRL)
  • Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)
  • Council of Library & Information Resources (CLIR)
  • Digital Library Federation (DLF)
  • Library Publishing Coalition (Educopia Institute)
  • Lyrasis
  • OCLC Research Library
  • Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
  • Tampa Bay Library Consortium, Inc. (TBLC)