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 ForwardGrants.gov (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

Printing at the MKLibrary

Many of you will have to use the computer labs for printing, so if you are new to UT, here’s how it works:

  • Log into the computers with your network user name and password. This is the same log-in that you use for MyUTampa.
  • Your print job will default to the closest printer. Double check to see if the numbers on the front of the printer match the printer on the print list. There is a list of all networked printers at the Reference Desk if you need to send a job to another printer.
  • If you need to print in color, there are two color printers in the front lab. Make sure to select “color” on whatever program you are printing from. The labs default to black and white, double sided printing.
  • Everyone is allotted $30 a semester for printing. If you need more, log into the pop-up box on the desktop. This will take you to your Spartan Print account where you will be able to add more funds as well as dispute print jobs.

Useful tip: Trouble printing from the web? Download your document to the desktop and open it up in designated software, e.g. Word for .doc, Adobe for .pdf. That should solve it.

Still having trouble? Contact the IT Help Desk at:

Phone: 813- 253-6293
Email:  helpdesk@ut.edu

Welcome new and continuing students to the Fall 2019 semester

Detroit Publishing Co., Copyright Claimant, and Publisher Detroit Publishing Co. Tampa Bay Hotel, Tampa, Fla. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016799043/>

We hope you all had a fun summer and are ready to start a fast roll up the undulating hills of academia this year. The Macdonald-Kelce Library is here to help you through college, from Freshman to Graduate.

Here are some tips:

Bookmark utopia.ut.edu on your personal device. This is the front page of the library.

Sign into Esearch when looking for articles in the databases. Log in with your network username and password. Use the same password when signing into the campus computers and MyUTampa to get to Blackboard.

Visit the About the Library guide. This guide will answer most of your questions about library services (laptops, lockers, reserves, printing, etc.)

Find a librarian. Every department/college has a liaison librarian. If you need help with your research, stop by the reference desk or email a librarian. We are here to help you.


Today at 2PM: Learn about the Library’s Institutional Repository

50 Years ago we landed on the Moon

In case you haven’t heard by now, July 20th is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing! You know how it went: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong couldn’t predict the future, but it turns out humanity has made a couple more leaps since then in the fields of science and technology. Where can you browse new books on these topics, you ask with great fervor? “The Library!” yell librarians into the dark cold atmospheric ether.

So stop by the library to learn more about this historic event from the displays and check out a book or two on recent astronautical expeditions. How about this one from 2017: Endurance : a year in space, a lifetime of discovery by astronaut Scott Kelly TL789.85.K45 A3 2017

We are lucky enough to live in Florida close to the Kennedy Space Station, so if you are able to visit this weekend, here are details of the celebration.