Downtime scheduled: ScienceDirect and informaworld

Two of the Libraries’ databases will be down on Saturday, August 28th.

ScienceDirect will be down for maintenance from 7:30AM to 4:30PM. During this time, upgrades will be implemented to these systems as part of the launch of the new SciVerse platform by publisher Elsevier
informaworld will be down for maintenance from 2:00AM to 3:00AM. informaworld is [...]

Longer loan period for undergrads

The loan period has been extended to 4 weeks for books from the circulating collection. It had been 3 weeks previously for undergraduate students.

You can view all our borrowing policies and loan periods on the Library’s website.

Reference chat

The USF Libraries, including the Poly Library, has joined the Ask-A-Librarian reference network. This is a state-wide service regrouping academic and public libraries. You can easily start the chat by clicking on the icon on the Library’s front page.

Services hours are

Monday – Thursday
10:00 am to Midnight
Friday – Saturday
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
10:00 am to [...]

Website of interest: Small Business Resource Center

The Florida Electronic Library is giving free access to all Florida residents to a new database : the Small Business Resource Center by Gale Cengage.

This comprehensive database covers all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes and more.

You can search by business topics or types, and view [...]

Gulf Oil Spill Information Center

The USF Tampa Library has prepared an information page on the Gulf oil spill. This public website supports current research on the Deepwter Horizon oil spill, as well as present the beginnings of a more comprehensive collection of material & information for future research needs. It will emphasize research support via an archive/digital library of [...]

Federal Work-Study position available

A part-time position (10 hr/week) is now open at the USF Polytechnic Library.

Duties: assist the USF Polytechnic Library in providing services to its users (students, faculty, staff and community members). Duties include staffing the circulation desk, circulating books and other materials; answering and forwarding phone calls; answering directional questions and referring other requests for assistance [...]

Semester Break hours

During the semester break, the Library and Open Use Lab will be open during the following hours:

August 7 (Saturday): closed
August 9-13: 8AM-5PM
August 14 (Saturday): closed
August 16-20: 8AM-5PM
August 21 (Saturday): open
August 23 (Monday): return to normal hours

Have a good break!

New resources at the USFP Library

Here are the latest arrivals for the month of July. As always, circulating books (including children’s) are located in the New Books shelves in the back of the room. Reference is shelved immediately in its proper stacks.

To note, we received donations from the RATH Center and Dr. Sherry Kragler, thank you!


Encyclopedia of associations. International organizations. [...]

InterLibrary Loan to Use NetID Log In

What will happen on August 4th?

ILLIAD/ILL will be shut down on August 4th for its conversion to the USF IT Central Authentication System. USF affiliated patrons will no longer be required to create a separate ILLIAD username and password. You will not be able to make an ILL request Wednesday so please plan accordingly.

How will [...]