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 USF Libraries offer access to over 1.3 million books and an extensive selection of print and electronic resources, including 52,000 e-journal subscriptions, 443,000 e-books, and over 800 databases containing articles, media and other materials. Students also have access to our physical collections in the libraries on the Tampa and St. Petersburg campuses, which include audio/visual materials including videos, CDs, DVDs, and even LPs.

Students and faculty have access to specialized research assistance and information literacy instruction from our friendly librarians on all three USF campuses. Assistance is available from research and reference librarians either by appointment, on-line via our website, by phone, or in a classroom setting.

In addition to extensive electronic and print resources, the libraries on the USF Tampa and St. Petersburg campuses offer unique access to primary research materials through our Special Collections departments. Specializations include Florida studies, environment and natural history, children’s and young adult literature, LGBTQ studies, and university archives.