Continuity of Library Services

USF Libraries Virtual Support

As part of the USF response to COVID-19, the USF Libraries are closed.

We have been working diligently behind the scenes preparing LIB Guides (one stop library resource websites) to support students and faculty as we transition to remote instruction and learning. We have enhanced support in document delivery and ILL, scanned selected course reserves, created online library instruction modules in Canvas, and more. Please use the library guides below to stay up to date, and check back regularly. Refer to this helpful Quick Guide for a complete list of services and availability. 

We are here to help! 

Connecting from Off Campus

In order to access many of the Libraries' electronic articles, books, media, etc., you need to be authenticated as a USF student or employee. Our Connect from Off Campus page provides three ways to be authenticated:


Need access to a print book? HathiTrust Digital Library Can Help

The HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service provides immediate online access to digitized items on the HathiTrust platform that are held by the libraries. This includes over a third of the libraries' print collection.

To find a digital copy of a book go to and login with your USF NetID. Please see HathiTrust's Information and FAQ for more details:

Print Reserves

It has been determined that to comply with copyright and Fair Use laws,the USF Libraries can assist by scanning and uploading only “critical” content, defined as: between 10-15% of the total work. Faculty may make requests to scan specific readings, not exceeding 10-15% of the total work, using the request form at Materials scanned will be available through Canvas so that students will be able to access them in their courses' Canvas site. We are able to scan print items, but the Tampa Library does not have the capacity to digitize media materials (such as DVDs) that are on reserve