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As part of the USF response to COVID-19, USF St. Petersburg Library is closed. Please check back regularly for updates.
Please use the following page to stay updated on library services and resources related to the Coronavirus and remote learning:

USFSP Library Continuity Guide: Resources for Remote Learning

Library Administration

Welcome to the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, virtual style!


The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library building is closed, but the library faculty and staff are working as hard or harder than ever, making sure our resources and services are open for USF faculty, staff, and students.



As you know, the Library has a rich array of electronic resources, which you’ve used remotely for a long time. However, not everything is available online. Thanks to fair use, our membership in HathiTrust provides, during this emergency, digital access to many print materials we own. Typically, HathiTrust provides full-text access only to those materials out of copyright and in the public domain. Because of the COVID-19 emergency, HathiTrust has enacted Temporary Emergency Access Services, a provision which opens digital versions of print materials to its members. The next time you need a print book owned by USF, check out HathiTrust—you may be surprised by what you find.


And, remember that if you are not sure where to look and what to do, librarians can help you find the resources you need and save you time and frustration. For a resource on the various ways that NPML can help you, visit USF St Petersburg Library Coronavirus Updates.


Everything else might be changing, but the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library and all of our librarians and staff are still here to help.


I’m looking forward to when I can see you again in person!


Catherine Cardwell

Dean, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library


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