Changes in interlibrary loan process for books

The USF Polytechnic Library is changing the way it’s processing interlibrary loans for books. Interlibrary loan is a collaborative process between libraries of all types, to give access to items not owned locally. This is a service reserved to USF registered students, staff and faculty.

Starting this week, we are now accepting requests for books [...]

Catalog for hand-held device

The USF Libraries catalog is now available on your hand-held device or smart phone.

Use this link on your device: It will take to a common catalog of all the libraries in the Florida university system. You can search all the catalogs or specify USF. The search box works the same way as the basic [...]

Digital video cameras available for checkout

The USF Poly Library has now on reserves three easy to use digital video cameras. Check out period is 3 days. We also have tripods if needed. Ask for them at the front desk.

Connecting from home - Blackboard works!

Poly students and faculty connecting from off-campus using MyUSF (aka Blackboard) in recent months may have experienced some difficulties accessing the library’s databases and e-journals. We are happy to announce that the situation seems to be completely resolved.

So wherever you are, whenever it is, you can access all the electronic resources you need. Log into [...]

Welcome back!

The Spring Semester starts today! The Library remains committed to helping you in your information-seeking needs, wether you need a fact, an article or book, need help using a database or creating a bibliography.

You can come in, call, email, text or chat. You can receive help face-to-face or in a virtual office. See for [...]

ILL services reduced during the Holiday break

The Tampa Library’s InterLibrary Loan department is announcing a winter break. Requests for books outside of USF, submitted between December 12 and January 10, will not be accepted or held. This affects the Poly Library ILL services as well, as the Tampa office helps us process our requests. You can still return ILL books at [...]