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Finding Books and Related Materials in the USF Tampa Library

The USF Tampa Library provides access to books in several formats: circulating, printed books; e-books; books at other locations available via InterLibrary Loan or UBorrow, and reference and reserve items that are used in the library building. Here are some quick tips for finding these resources.

Using Advanced Search

Want to find a video, a children's book, or some other item in a special location of the library? This short video tutorial will show you how to do an advanced search to filter for what you need to find:

Locating Books in the Tampa Library

Need to find the book on the shelf in the library? This overview of the library's floor plans will help you:

Checking Out Books at the Tampa Library

Now that you found the book you want, how do you check it out? This page tells you how: 

Obtaining Books from Other Libraries

If the library doesn't have the book you need, you may be able to request it through UBorrow or Interlibrary Loan.

UBorrowSome books are available from other state university library's in Florida. This short tutorial on UBorrow will help you identify UBORROW materials in the catalog and provide instructions for requesting them.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL): This free service is provided to help USF faculty, students, and staff secure the materials they need that are not available at the Tampa Library.