Banned Books Week

For the first time, from September 29th to October 6th, the USF Lakeland Library will be celebrating Banned Books Week with other libraries across the country. From the American Libraries Association’s website:

Observed since 1982, this annual ALA event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. (…) BBW celebrates the freedom to [...]

Issues with ProQuest databases

The USF Libraries has reported a known problem to ProQuest regarding their menus. Two issues exist. When using the drop down box for a database selection, the selected database is dropped off. The second problem is that intermittently after selecting a database, one is then prompted for user name and password. [...]

Hollywood Librarian

The USF Lakeland Library is proud to present The Hollywood Librarian: A look at librarians on film during Banned Books Week in October. This is the first movie on the subject of the real lives and actual work of U.S. librarians. Using the entertaining and appealing context of American movies, the film will hold some [...]

Library in The Ledger

The USF Lakeland Library was mentioned in the September 9th edition of The Ledger, in the “School Notes” column. Scroll down to read.

The full press release can be found at

New resources at the USFL Library

Here is our monthly list of new items. As always, new books from the circulating collection are located in the “New Books” shelf in the Group Study room, although some titles this month are kept in reserves for the semester. Reference books and A/V materials are put immediately in their respective shelving.


Freakonomics : a rogue [...]

Drop-in seminars on Database Searching and RefWorks

This fall, we will hold four open, drop-in seminars on library resources:

RefWorks – Learn how to use this citation management system that makes building bibliographies a flash.

Monday, September 24, 12:00-1:00 PM, LAC 1170A
Monday, October 22, 5:00-6:00 PM, LAC 1170A

Database Searching – Learn to select and access the best databases for your subject, search their content [...]

Please do not reshelve

We kindly ask our users to not reshelve books or journals you have browsed or used inside the library. You can leave them on the return book cart (near the public access machine), on the tables or flat on a shelf.

We keep track on what is being used in-house, for statistics and assessment purposes. If [...]