Library Services

Services for Alumni

The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg offers the following library services to current members of the USF Alumni Association.

Nelson Poynter Memorial Library Services


Book Borrowing Group Loan Period Max Items Media Allowed Ill Services?
USF Alumni Association 3 weeks 5 No No

Circulating Collection – Over 210,000 print books available for check out. including our Recreation Reading Collection on the first floor.

Juvenile Books Collection – Includes easy reading picture books, young adult fiction and non-fiction books.

Printing and Photocopying – Onsite copier and printing machines are available ($.20 per page).

Computer Access – Alumni who present a current USF Alumni ID card can be logged on to the one affliated library computer for short term use.

Wireless Access – Wireless access is provided to visitors and guests of the USFSP library who do not have a NetID. For more information on Guest Access, please visit the USFSP Library wireless Access for Alumni and Visitors webpage

Special Collections – Access to the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library Special Collections is available by appointment only. See: for more information.

Research Assistance – Chat, Text, phone, and in-person help is available on how to access the library catalog and databases. See:

Public Events – USFSP Alumni are welcome to enjoy the library’s events such as faculty lectures, book talks, and more. To find about upcoming library events, check out the USFSP Public Events Calendar or follow us on Facebook: Poynter Library on Facebook

Alumni Databases
USF Alumni who are Life Members of the USF Alumni Association can access the following three online databases. Login to the online Library databases by clicking on one of the databases below and using your NetID.*

  • Academic Search Alumni Edition
    Provides full text for more than 3,350 journals as well as indexing and abstracting for more than 8,200 journals. Academic Search Alumni Edition also includes valuable peer-reviewed full text journals, offering critical information from many sources.
  • Business Book Summaries
    Provides comprehensive, yet concise summaries of the top 1% of the more than 6,000 business books published each year in the United States. Summaries and reviews are provided for more than 700 of the top business books from the last 20 years.
  • Business Source Alumni Edition
    Provides 1,540 full text business magazines and journals, of which 780 are peer-reviewed. This database includes publications in nearly every area of business including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, econometrics, economics and more.

  • Click Here to become a Life Member of the USF Alumni Association!

  • If you do not have an NetID,

    Click Here to Create a NetID*

  • *It may take up to 30 days to process a USF ID for library access. You will not be able to log into your library account until the processing is complete. No immediate access is available without a USF NET ID. Library database privileges are only extended to members of the Life Members of the Alumni Association and not extended to their families, spouses or partners.

Please visit the LibGuides page, USFSP Alumni Library Services for more information.


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