Location: 2nd Floor Rotunda, C203B and C203C
Telephone: 941-359-4225
Website: www.usfsm.edu/academics/academic-resources/information-commons/library-services/

Library Services provides in-person and online library instruction. Students who need help with research or finding library materials can schedule an appointment online or just drop-by the librarians’ offices for help.

USFSM students have access to all USF System Libraries including USF System online library resources of e-books, over 80,000 eJournals, and 900 databases.  The USF System Libraries and their affiliates hold approximately 70,000 media materials, 2.5 million volumes, and 29,000 serial titles, most in electronic format.  The state university libraries together contain over 12,000,000 volumes.

USF System Library Resources

USF Tampa Library 813-974-1611
Shimberg Health Sciences Library (MDC 1200, Tampa) 813-974-2243
Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute Library (MHC 1744, Tampa) 813-974-4471
Nelson Poynter Library (St. Petersburg) 727-873-4123

USF System Libraries enhances teaching and learning through the delivery of online library resources on or off campus, as well as to all library affiliates. Online library resources include the library catalog, an electronic course reserve system, electronic journals, books and databases.  Many electronic resources are full-text, and include digitized historical materials such as photographs, documents, and oral histories.  Other online services include interlibrary loan, the ability to renew materials, and reference assistance via the library website.

The Library catalog may be searched by author, title, subject, and keyword to identify the libraries’ holdings.  The Library website also has links to the catalogs of libraries within the state and worldwide. Workstations within the USF libraries provide access to the catalog as well as a vast array of databases and online resources and services.

USF System libraries can obtain materials from each campus and other libraries upon request.  Students, staff and faculty can have access to resources by requesting material using online forms found at each library’s home web page. More information about USF Libraries, including the electronic resources and library services to distance learners, is available at www.lib.usf.edu.

Jane Bancroft Cook Library

Location: New College of Florida Campus, 5800 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243
Telephone: 941-487-4305
Website: http://www.ncf.edu/library

The Jane Bancroft Cook Library is the shared library for USFSM and New College of Florida students.  The library provides collections, resources and services to support both institutions.  The two-story building, located just 0.5 miles south of the USFSM, offers a physical collection including over 280,000 books, as well as periodicals, CDs, DVDs, and other audio visual materials. The library offers late night hours, quiet and group study space, and computer workstations.   Visit our website for more information.