Good luck with finals UT!

You, right now.

Need a mental break? The Library has bowls of candy, puzzles to work on, and a calm studious atmosphere that whispers “you got this.” Here are the hours for finals week.

Syllabi Collection in the UoTIR

The Library is collecting, on a volunteer basis, faculty syllabi for the benefit of students, faculty, and the greater educational community. As a University of Tampa student, taking a look at a class syllabus is a great way to choose which professors to take next semester. If you are thinking about matriculating or working at UT, it’s beneficial to review many of the quality courses offered here.

The winner of the 50th Anniversary Gift Basket is…

Susan Highnote, an adjunct professor, was the winner of Macdonald-Kelce Library’s 50th Celebration gift basket. Congrats Susan!

UT students Alanis Cotto and Zahara Wilson also received gift bags as the second- and third-place winners.  

All three received plenty of treats, pens and pencils, writing pads, UT t-shirts and other school paraphernalia. Many thanks to the campus departments who donated items: the University of Tampa Bookstore, Henry B. Plant Museum, Office of Public Information, Office of Development and University Relations, and Admissions. 

The raffle was part of a weeklong celebration last month to commemorate the Library’s 50th anniversary.  The Macdonald-Kelce Library opened its doors for the first time on October 19, 1969 as the Merl Kelce Library.  

Library raffle and flash drive giveaway for MKL 50th Anniversary – this week!



to the first 50 students through the front doors ​to celebrate the time the Macdonald-Kelce Library’s doors first opened 50 years ago. 


Sign up for prizes at the Circulation Desk. Raffle will be drawn on Friday, October 25th.

Make sure to come by!

50th Anniversary of the Macdonald-Kelce Library

Browse some images of library past in our digital collections.

CTL Talk: Strategies for Finding Grant Opportunities, with Librarian Shannon Spencer and Director of Sponsored Programs Lorelei Sells

Thursday October 10, 12PMJenkins Hall, Community Room 1

Presented by Lorelei Sells, MA, MPA, Director of Sponsored Programs and Shannon Spencer, MFA, MLIS, Associate Librarian Reference and Periodicals

Ms. Sells will help faculty to identify funding opportunities, through such tools as Grant (federal funding), and setting up auto alerts from sponsors.

Ms. Spencer will review library databases, such as the Foundation Directory Online, a listing of grant makers and the grants they’ve made, and research databases helpful for the discovery portion of grant writing.

Drag Queen Story Hour this Saturday in JS 134

Come join us for a celebration of Banned Books Week and the Right to Read this Saturday with local Queens Kenya M. Black and Samaya Sinsation!

Saturday is Museum Day – Get free admission to some Tampa Bay museums

If you always wanted to visit local museums but were strapped for cash, now is your chance for free admission! The Smithsonian sponsors participating museums around the country, such as the Tampa Bay History Center and Tampa Museum of Art, to open their doors, gratis.

Just search for “Tampa” and a local list will pop up. Choose a museum and you will receive one ticket via email good for 2 people. Download and print tickets here.


Wed. 9/25: Banned Books Week talk with Dr. Jordan Carroll


Next Thursday 9/12: UTWrites with Dr. Kacy Tillman