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Dear Friends of the Library,

The mission of our dedicated staff of 21 librarians, managers, and paraprofessionals is to serve the students and faculty of USF St. Petersburg, as well as all students and faculty of the USF system. Our secondary mission is to be a partner and resource for the citizens of the city, the Tampa Bay area, and the State of Florida.

We pride ourselves on delivering excellent service to all USFSP students, whether they be first-time university students from Florida, mature students returning to school after military service, differently-abled students who need specialized attention or equipment to enable them to succeed, senior auditors of USFSP classes, or students from other cultures.  We strive to keep our collections and services up-to-date and adequate to support the new courses and programs being offered by USF St. Petersburg.  We provide leadership in the creation and delivery of distance education courses for USFSP; we have developed a robust USFSP digital archive with more than 6800 items that continues to grow and showcase the University, we are delivering for-credit courses in information literacy to a growing number of students; we continue to reach out to our local community to build innovative partnerships and explore grant opportunities, and much more!

The vision and generosity of our individual and corporate donors provides a margin of excellence for the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library to augment the basic funding provided by the State of Florida.  Your donations will help us add vital resources to our collections, enhance our technology to improve access to the world’s information, develop digital collections to increase awareness of and access to unique materials from our Special Collections, provide new and improved services to all students regardless of background, and revamp our space to meet the changing needs and expectations from our students and faculty.

Your gift to the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library will make a difference! All gifts in support of the Library are tax-deductible and are deeply appreciated.

Dean Carol Hixson
Nelson Poynter Memorial Library.

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Contact Information

Carol HixsonDean of LibraryPhone: 727-873-4400Fax: (727) 873-4768