New to Macdonald-Kelce Library?

Happy Monday UT! If you’re a freshman, a transfer student (or senior…we won’t judge), and new to the library, here is a handy guide about all of our services we offer to the U Tampa community.

It’s called “About the Macdonald-Kelce Library at the University of Tampa”

Take a look at the policies on printing, reserves, or any other questions you may have. Stop by the library and visit a reference librarian for any research inquiries.


Fall Semester Hours


Do you have a public library card?

Members of the Hillsborough County Public Library will be at the Macdonald-Kelce Library this Thursday, September 15 from 10am – noon signing the UT community up for a public library card. Having access to the public library is a great way to supplement what you will find here at Macdonald-Kelce. Need an audio book or a graphic novel? The public library is great for finding both materials for class and books for pleasure that you may not find here.

Library cards are free for Hillsborough County residents. Bring a piece of mail with your address and your Spartans ID to sign up for a card.

If you like to join right now, you can do so online at the HCPL site. Choose John F. Germany Public Library from the list if you live on campus or near downtown, or pick whichever branch is closest to your home.

If you didn’t know yet, John F. Germany is the main branch of the county public library system and is right across the river! It’s a great place to study – be sure to stop by.

We like to Chat

Greetings UT!

The library now has a Chat function, so if you’re across campus, at home, or even in the library and need some quick information, one option is to send us a chat.

Click here to chat. You can of course email us at, call us at (813) 253-6231, or stop by the reference desk with any questions. The chat link will always be on the library homepage.

Textbooks! Textbooks! Textbooks!

A reminder to new students & faculty during these first weeks of the new semester: the library does not buy textbooks.

Many academic libraries have a no textbook policy due to the fact they are updated frequently, and so we (especially here at UT) lack the space and budget to buy the required textbooks for each class. We may have an older version that someone gifted to us, so if you can use that for class, check our Online Catalog. Typically, you won’t find the most recent edition in our collection.

In the past, we have had professors opt to put their textbooks on reserve. Check the Course Reserves tab in the Online Catalog to see if any book is on reserve for your class.

Let us know if you have any questions!

Printing! Printing! Printing!

Welcome UT! (or welcome back)

The Library has two new printers that are copy/scan/print and color equipped. They are both located in the lab directly to the right of the (new!) front doors. The other printers are located near the computers on the first floor.

As the semester begins, please be patient with any paper jams or other printing errors that will happen. We are still smoothing out the bumps from this summer’s maintenance repairs.

If you are stationed at any other computer in the library other than the lab next to the doors, you may send your print job to the two new printers, whether your document is in black & white or in color. Just choose:

PRLIB106TG 469


PRLIB106TG 368

To retrieve your print job from these printers, you need to log in with your Spartans Domain into the printer itself. If you are having problems with your Spartans Domain, see the technology help desk at the Jaeb Computer Center.

If you need to print in color, you must choose color from the print settings. All printing defaults to black & white, double sided, and prints to the nearest printer. The library does not have wifi printing, so no printing from your laptops or phones.

Stop by the Reference Desk with any printing problems, or other questions about our services.


Library Re-opening

The Macdonald-Kelce Library will be open as of 2pm, August 23, 2016. There is still some construction and maintenance work going on, we apologize for the inconvenience.

Please contact us at 813 253 6231 with any questions and we will do our best to accommodate any requests.

Have a wonderful Fall 2016 semester UT!

Library Closure, Monday Aug. 22

The Macdonald-Kelce Library will remain closed until repairs are finished. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact us at 813 253 6231 with any questions and we will do our best to accommodate any requests.

Thank you for your support during these renovations!


Library Closed Next Week August 15-19

The Macdonald-Kelce Library (currently in the Riverside building) will be closed for the week of August 15 for the conclusion of this summer’s maintenance work of the library building. If you need to contact staff anytime Monday through Friday the 19th, please call  (813)-253-6231.

The library building will reopen Monday August 22, pending further notice.



Summer II Hours