USF Shimberg Health Sciences Library

USF Health Alumni Guide

USF Health Libraries Privileges

Dear USF Health Alumni,

The USF Health Libraries provide alumni with the following services/resources:


Book Checkout

Yes. Max 5 loans at a time.

Database Access

On campus:

  • USF-Guest wireless provides Internet access but limited access to databases.
  • One computer is available for database access at the Shimberg Health Sciences Library. A reference consultation is necessary prior to use. Request a consultation by phone, email, or in person.

Literature Search

Available from our Research and Education Librarians. Request a consultation.

Document Delivery

Yes. Fee:

  • $12 per article (Individual)
  • $25 per article (Corporate – Corporate customers are considered to be for-profit entities, including attorneys, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, document suppliers, etc.)
  • $6.00 surcharge for rush requests.
  • Order here.

We are aware of alumni interest in off-campus access to our electronic databases.  Currently, alumni have access to electronic databases when they are physically on site at the Health Libraries.  However, due to contractual agreements and licensing that we are under with our database vendors, we can only provide off-campus access to current students, faculty, and staff.  Alumni unfortunately are not considered by our vendors to be authorized users.

We continue to request that alumni be included as part of our authorized users but our vendors have yet to agree to this request.  The only current option for alumni are individual subscriptions available directly from the vendor.