The USF St. Peterburg campus library staff can usually respond to requests for brief assistance, such as retrieving a book from the stacks or helping a student use the on-line catalog to find a couple citations. For lengthier assistance, please make arrangements with the Office of Student Accessibility Services. They may be reached at 727-873-4990, or online at https://www.stpetersburg.usf.edu/student-life/resources/student-accessibility-services/. The Assistive Technologies Room (POY 136) is now integrated into the MyStudio Booth and access may be arranged through the Reference or Circulation Desks. Direct any hardware and software concerns to Library Systems at (727) 873-4402 or through the Student Technology Center. Training and assistance in using speech recognition and associated hardware and software will be provided upon request to the Office of Student Accessibility Services. To set up an appointment for library research assistance, please use the RAP (Research Assistance Program) form.
Safe and accessible parking is provided to the north of the library entrance, adjacent to the volleyball courts. Additional parking is available in parking lot 2 North of the Science and Technology building. Level parking lots and walkways lead to the library entrance only a few hundred feet to the north. The Library building and restrooms are wheelchair-accessible, the front door has an accessible height card swipe system for entry and automatic doors that trigger upon motion after swiping.
The Library Entrance has automatic doors for wheelchair access, and a wheelchair accessible elevator is available for movement between floors.
Books can be retrieved from stacks by library staff on request. Please note that staff will be best able to provide assistance from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Contact them at 727-873-4405 for more information, or any other assistance with these matters.
The On-line Catalog (Libraries of the USF System Online Catalog) is available onsite and through dial-up from remote locations. You will need an IBM compatible or Apple computer with a modem, an internet service provider, and an internet browser.
Located in POY 137, the Assistive Technologies room for disability access is available to provide onsite access to Libraries of the USF System Online Catalog with the screen magnification software, ZoomText. This software allows a dual monitor enabled computer to display at two resolutions. Also, text-to-speech software is included, as well as Vista’s Speech Recognition software. A Magellan magnification system and an over-height table is available.
The following Assistive Technology tools are free to use and are organized by access needs.