Distance Learners

Learn how to access library resources from any off-campus location.



You can use your USF ID to access USF Libraries resources using your 14 digit ID number or your Net ID:

Off-Campus Remote Access Login

The USF Libraries subscribe to many online research materials subject to license restrictions that limit off campus access to USF students and employees only. This system verifies that you are a current USF affiliate and then enables access from any computer worldwide.


  • Third-party Internet security software should be disabled for using EZProxy. This software may include titles such as McAfee Personal Firewall or Norton Internet Security.
  • Use the Ask-a-Librarian service for e-mail or chat support from a USF Library staff member.
  • Contact the Tampa Library Reference Desk at (813) 974-2729 if your access is granted and you still cannot get into a resource to use it.
  • For help with myUSF, NetID, or proxy settings contact the Academic Computing Help Desk via phone at (813) 974-1222 or 1-866-974-1222 (Florida toll free). You may also get assistance from the Help Desk via the web, e-mail or chat.
  • Contact one of the following Circulation Desk numbers for issues concerning your Library ID number or for more information regarding how to get a Library ID:

USF Tampa campus: (813) 974-1611
USF St. Petersburg campus: (727) 553-3405
USF Sarasota Manatee / New College campus: (941) 359-4305

1 (866) 550-8036 toll free in Florida