Online renewal

Did you know that you can renew your books online?

Go to the USF Libraries catalog ( and look for the “Renewals/Library Account” button in the top right of your screen. Log in using your library account and your verification numbers. You will then be able to see the books you have checked, to see when [...]

Closings for Thanksgiving

The Library, as well as the Open Use Lab, will be closed during the Thanksgiving break on the following days:

Thursday, November 22nd
Friday, November 23rd
Saturday, November 24th

We will reopen Monday, November 26th, at 9:00 AM.

New online reference works

The USF Libraries have acquired the following online reference works, with unlimited access for our faculty, staff, and students, from the publisher, John Wiley & Sons. I’ve put in the links to the record in the catalog. You will then find the link to the full-text. You can also find them in our Databases [...]

Library closed on Veterans’ Day

The Library, as well as the Open Use Lab, will be closed on Monday, November 12th for Veterans’ Day. We will reopen Tuesday the 13th at 9:00 AM.

Electronic resources down – UPDATE

All services are back online. Enjoy!

Most of the electronic resource tools available through the library are currently down. This includes the catalog, ALEPH, and the MetaLib and SFX tools to access the databases and e-journals.

It may be possible, if you are on campus, to access a database or an e-journal by typing the direct [...]

New resources at the USF Lakeland Library

Here is the list of new books for the month of October. Reference books are shelved immediately in the Reference section. All others items in this list are located in the New Books shelf, in the Group Study area. They can be checked out immediately. To note this month, we received back from cataloging books [...]

Change in login information

When logging into the USF Libraries website from off-campus using your Library ID, the required log in information is changing. Effective Friday, November 2nd, 2007, library patrons will no longer be required to enter the last four digits of their social security number in addition to their library ID. Rather, the month and date of [...]

Discontinuation of Basic BIOSIS Database on OCLC FirstSearch

Access to the Basic BIOSIS database on the OCLC FirstSearch service will end on December 31, 2007. This change is due to Thomson Scientific’s plans to discontinue the Basic BIOSIS database. Basic BIOSIS indexes life sciences journals.

Users may wish to use other databases that index much of the same content as Basic BIOSIS. Related databases [...]

Voter registration

You will find voter registration forms on the Library’s front desk (and pens!). At this point in time, it is too late to register to vote in Lakeland’s or Auburndale’s elections on November 6th but you can certainly prepare for the federal elections in ’08.