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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

Interlibrary Loan and PRONTO


InterLibrary Loan (ILL)  can allow you to request Books and Articles that the USF St. Petersburg Nelson Poynter Memorial Library does not currently own, but are owned by other libraries.  Borrowing materials through ILL has different parameters based upon student status, as determined by USF NetID.

Choose one of the two categories below to which you belong:

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Copyright Issues

Due to copyright issues, the library cannot retain articles. Therefore, it is important that you check materials electronically delivered for any problems, such as missing or illegible pages within one week of delivery. If you find any errors after that time frame, you will need to submit a new request for that article.

Please take a moment to watch this informative video on Interlibrary Loan usage through the link below.

Video:  Interlibrary Loan

Poynter Library Interlibrary Loan Office Hours

Monday- Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Document and Book Delivery Services 

*Your USF email will be used as primary communication for all services. 


USF St. Petersburg Materials

PRONTO Document Delivery service provides current USF students, staff, and faculty with scans of book chapters and articles held in print at the USF St. Petersburg library. All requests are handled through ILLiad, an automated Interlibrary Loan/Document request system. Documents are electronically delivered to your ILLiad account. We can only scan 15% from any circulating book. Faculty requests in excess of this will be available on the hold shelf for local pickup. All other requests will be forwarded to Library Services Desk staff as a retrieval request and available for local pickup.

PRONTO Books & More is a service that pulls books from the USF St. Petersburg Circulating Collection for USF St. Petersburg students and faculty. Requests will be available for local pickup (Up to 20 requests per week.)




Non-USF St. Petersburg Materials 

All requests for materials not found in our St Petersburg library collection will be forwarded to ILL and processed as an interlibrary loan request; these requests will be subject to ILL policy. Check our FAQ for more information.
For assistance please feel free to contact staff at (727) 873-4405 or email 

Click the appropriate button below to log in using your USF NetID and password.  First time users will be redirected to a registration form.

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