Dear Friends of the Library,
The mission of our dedicated staff of librarians, managers, and paraprofessionals is to serve the
students and faculty of USF St. Petersburg, as well as all students and faculty of the USF system.
Our secondary mission is to be a partner with and resource for the citizens of the city, the Tampa
Bay area, and the State of Florida.
We pride ourselves on delivering excellent service to all USFSP students, whether they be
first-time university students from Florida, mature students returning to school after military
service, differently-abled students who need specialized attention or equipment to enable them
to succeed, senior auditors of USFSP classes, or students from other cultures. We strive to keep
our collections and services up-to-date and adequate to support the new courses and programs
being offered by USF St. Petersburg. We provide leadership in the creation and delivery of
distance education courses for USFSP; we have developed a robust USFSP Digital Archive with
more than 11,000 items that continues to grow and showcase the University; we are delivering
workshops in information literacy and research skills to a growing number of students; we
continue to reach out to our local community to build innovative partnerships and much more!
The vision and generosity of our supporters provides a margin of excellence for the Nelson
Poynter Memorial Library to augment the basic funding provided by the State of Florida. Your
support will help us add vital resources to our collections, enhance our technology to improve
access to the world’s information, develop digital collections to increase awareness of and
access to unique materials from our Special Collections, provide new and improved services
to all students regardless of background, and revamp our space to meet the changing needs and
expectations from our students and faculty.
Your support of the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library will make a difference! All gifts in
support of the Library are tax-deductible and are deeply appreciated.
Nelson Poynter Memorial Library.