Monthly Archives: September 2016

Extended hours trial, first two weeks of October

We know some of you are night owls and need more time in the library. As a trial, the Macdonald-Kelce Library will extend its hours on the weekends of Oct. 7th and 14th.

On the two Fridays, the Library will be open 8am until midnight instead of 8am – 7pm and on the Saturdays, the Library will be open 11am until 11pm instead of 11am – 7pm.

Let us know what you think!

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!