Website in maintenance - direct links to library services

We are working on a new website. We apologize if some links are not working correctly.

We are listing direct links to the catalog, databases, e-journals list and interlibrary loan here for convenience:

USF catalog (to find books):
Databases (to find articles):
A-Z e-journals list:
You can use this direct link for interlibrary loan (to get books/articles [...]

Maintenance for interlibrary loan on Wednesday, June 20th

Take note that ILLiad, our online system to request interlibrary loans, will be unavailable for maintenance Wednesday, June 20th, from 8AM until at least 12PM. Please make your requests beforehand or wait until the system is back on.

We hope the inconvenience will be minimal to our users, thank you for your patience.

Website links not working

UPDATE: all links are functional. Please let us know if you still find some that don’t.

We regret that most of the links on the library’s website have unexpectedly stopped working. Please be assured we are working on the issue.

If you are looking to use the catalog, the databases or the e-journals list, please take note [...]

Upgrading of the catalog system coming up

The statewide catalog system is being upgraded this month.

The State University Libraries are making some changes to the library system to improve collaboration and efficiency. Though most of the changes are “behind the scenes,” we are asking for your cooperation and patience during the transition:

If you have items due soon, please RENEW or RETURN them [...]

Wikipedia blackout tomorrow

Wikipedia is going offline for 24 hours – starting at 12:00 a.m. Eastern on January 18th.

Why? And, importantly, what can you do if you need to do research?

Why is Wikipedia going offline? In a statement released January 16, 2012, Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director, Sue Gardner explained, “The blackout is a protest against proposed legislation in [...]

Writing tutor at the Library

Lauren Anderson, the writing tutor for USF Poly, will now hold her office hours in the Library, in the Group Study area. She aims to help students review papers, brainstorm ideas, and make suggestions for improvements on a variety of writing projects.

Her office hours for the Spring 2012 semester are:

Monday and Tuesday 1:30-4:30
Wednesday [...]

Interlibrary Loan services over the winter break

USF Poly Library’s Interlibrary Loan will stop services over the break from December 22th to January 3rd. Please schedule your requests accordingly and take note that other libraries may not be processing loans over the entire break period.

UBorrow will still be available, but may be delayed due to cooperating library schedules and university closing [...]

Statistics/Math tutoring now available

Tom Ricard, a math and statistics tutor, is now available to help students either as walk-in basis or by appointment.

The tutor will be available Tuesday and Thursday, from 2 to 7PM, in the Group Study area of the Library. You can just come in or make an appointment with Mr. Ricard at

This new service [...]

RefWorks 2.0 is here!

Beginning this week, RefWorks, the web based citation manager, is changing its look.

While the interface will be new, all of your citations will still be available. RefWorks 2.0 will retain its power and functionality but with a new look and abilities that further enhance the user experience. Although you will be presented with the [...]

New service: UBorrow

UBorrow allows you to request materials directly from participating libraries within Florida’s state university system. This unmediated borrowing service increases your access to the collections of the other universities in Florida and delivers more quickly than standard interlibrary loan.

How does it work?

If you’re searching the USF catalog for a title and the USF Library system [...]