Category Archives: Macdonald Kelce Library

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.

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!

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

Welcome new and continuing students to the Fall 2019 semester

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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 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.

The Library welcomes the Summer Institute for College and University Teachers attending the Center for José Martí Studies

The Center for Martí Studies Affiliate is a month long workshop on Cuban revolutionary José Martí and the interlocking histories of Cuba and Florida. The Macdonald-Kelce Library provides resources for attendees during the Summer Institute. Stop by and see the Martí/Cuba display, talk to a librarian, and use the José Martí research guide.

Tampa was and is a city of Cuban immigrants. Ybor City in particular, the site of José Martí Park, was a central local for the kindling of the Cuban independence movement at the turn of the twentieth century. Read more about this history by checking a book out of the library and going on a walking tour.

Here is further information about the Center for Martí Studies Affiliate at The University of Tampa.

Finals Hours – Spring 2019

It’s that time already! The Macdonald-Kelce Library offers extended hours during finals week so you can have a quiet and relaxed space to work.

Here are the Library’s hours for next week (May 5 – May 10) :

  • Sunday: 11AM – 2AM
  • MondayWednesday: 7:30AM – 2AM
  • Thursday: 7:30AM – 1AM
  • Friday: 7:30Am – 8PM

Good luck everyone!