Notice: Information Regarding the Strategic Budget Realignment, for the University Community

The USF Libraries are participating in the strategic budget realignment process with all other units on the Tampa campus. In an effort to ensure consistent communication with our colleagues on all three campuses, faculty may receive this response when suggesting new purchases.

Thank you for submitting a request/requests for a new resource for the USF Libraries collections. The Library appreciates your interest in helping to develop collections and services relevant for your research and teaching. We are working with our numerous vendors on acquiring a price quote/quotes for this material.

Please be aware that as part of the university’s budget strategy for the coming year, the library —  and all colleges and support units across the Tampa campus — is experiencing a significant budget realignment. Changes in funding for Library collections coupled with an annual average increase of 4.4% for recurring collection commitment greatly restricts our purchasing capacity. As a result, the Library is unable to purchase additional resources at this time.

The Library will keep your request and the associated vendor quote should the situation unfold in the coming weeks which allows a return to active collection development.

Please address questions to Carol Ann Davis, Associate Dean, at

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