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The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at USF St. Petersburg campus is open for reduced hours.
 Please use the button below to find out everything you need to know.


BIOLIFE - USF St. Petersburg Biology Living Learning Community


As a member of the Biology Living Learning Community, I welcome you to Nelson Poynter Memorial Library!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about academic libraries in general, services for students, print and electronic resources and collections, the Information Commons, how students use the physical spaces in the library, and events and activities held at the library. My contact information is located to the left in my profile box.  For those of you who may be leaning towards the health sciences, the librarian in that area is Camielle Crampsie.

From time to time, you may receive an email from me announcing library news about new resources related to biological sciences, services to students, and library events you might find interesting.

We hope that you enjoy your academic career here at USF's St. Petersburg campus and visit the library often!

BIOLIFE Librarian

What the BIOLIFE Librarian can offer:

  • General help & directions using the library spaces and equipment
  • Serve as a go-to person for questions about Poynter Library resources, services, and policies (and referrals if appropriate)
  • Information via email about events held at the library, library workshops, and changes in hours during the semester, etc.
  • Research assistance via email, phone, or in-person by appointment

What the Librarian can’t do:

  • Set up personal computers (Call the Tech help desk for that one)
  • Do the student’s research or homework for them
  • Make photocopies (Library printer copies are available @ $.15 per page)
  • Write or edit the student’s homework or term papers (Contact the Academic Success Center for help, DAV 107,; 727-873-4632
  • Replace advisement roles of any other department on campus

Things to know

Research assistance: The USF St. Petersburg campus librarians are here to help YOU succeed in your research studies. If you have a research question, please ask!

Accessing library resources from off campus:  The USF Libraries subscribe to many databases and electronic books that are subject to licensing restrictions which limits them to USF faculty and currently enrolled students.  To gain access, enter your netID at

Library Hours:  Current library hours are listed at

Study spaces: The library has a variety of study spaces and resources from collaborative technology areas to quiet study spaces with the best view on campus. We continue to enhance our library space--if you have suggestions for improvement, please let us know!