Library Services for Undergraduate Students

The USF Libraries provides students with research assistance and information literacy instruction. Please use this site as your one-stop shop for undergraduate student resources from the USF Libraries.


  • ADA Services
    Guides to help students equitably access library materials & services
  • Alerting Services
    Info on 1) database services to alert you to new content & 2) a service to alert you when your checked out materials are coming due
  • Checkout & Renewing Materials
    Borrowing Policy Quick Reference & renewal request forms
  • Connecting from Off-Campus
    Provides instructions for accessing USF resources that require authentication, such as databases and journals
  • Course & Textbook Reserves
    Materials (textbooks and other items) that are being used in your courses are available for checkout from library Course Reserves
  • Digital Media Commons
    A multimedia production area that provides equipment, instruction, creative space, and assistance.
    USF campus: Tampa
  • Distance Learners
    A guide for students enrolled in online or off-campus courses at USF
  • Ebooks+ for the Classroom
    A guide for students enrolled in online or off-campus courses at USF
  • Laptop Checkout
    A laptop loan program has been launched to support students who lack adequate computing resources.
  • Printing
    Information on printing services available in each of the USF Libraries
  • Student Technology Center
    Provides an academic computing helpdesk, assistance and training in software and virtual platforms.  Includes a digital makerspace, training room, and the MyStudio Booth recording room.
    USF campus: St. Petersburg
  • Study Room Reservations
    Reserve small group study rooms at either the USF Tampa campus library or USF St. Petersburg campus library.

Research Assistance

  • Library Online Workshops
    Research & skills based interactive, online tutorials
  • Research Consultation Request
    Request a consultation with a librarian to save time & learn about specialized resources for research
  • Avoiding Plagiarism
    Short videos & online workshop to help your students learn & use the skills to avoid plagiarism
  • Citation Tools & Guides
    Lists citation software available from the USF Libraries and links to other helpful resources
  • Copyright
    Links to information about copyright, fair use, and how to contact a librarian for help
  • Course & Subject Online Guides
    Provide quick & customized access to USF Libraries content
  • Data Sets & Sources
  • Find My Librarian
    Find the library liaison who serves as a point of contact for your discipline and campus
  • Geographic Information Systems
    GIS helps you analyze spatial location and organize layers of information to visualize your data
  • Retrieval Requests
    Request items from the Circulating, Media, and Closed Compact Shelving to be retrieved and held for you at the USF Tampa campus Library Services desk or mailed to you at the USF St. Petersburg campus library.
    USF campus: Tampa | St. Petersburg

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