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About the Macdonald-Kelce Library at the University of Tampa: Circulation

A User's Guide to the Macdonald-Kelce Library

Circulation Policies

Your UT Spartan Card is also your library card and will be used to check out materials. If you lose your Spartan Card or forget it, you may use a valid Driver’s License or State ID as long as your account is up to date.

Books, videos, DVDs, CDs, laptops, headphones, some government documents, and some maps can all be checked out of the library.

  • Books can be kept for a six-week check-out period or until the end of the semester, whichever is first. You may renew the item if no one else has requested it.
  • DVDs can be checked out for seven days.

Fines are issued for items that are not returned when due. Fines are generally $.25 per day for late items in the main collection and $.25 per hour for late items on Reserve.

If your professor has placed an item on 'Reserve,' ask for the item at the Circulation Desk. You may borrow items from this collection for the time period set by your professor, which is usually two hours in the library only. In some cases your professor may allow an overnight loan period (check with staff).

If we do not have an item you are searching for ask about using Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Using an Interlibrary Loan service, we can obtain an item from another library (at their discretion) in usually less than two weeks (articles are sent electronically and usually arrive more promptly). Fill out one of the request forms at the Reference Desk or use the Interlibrary Loan online form. We will contact you when the item has arrived or if there should be any problem receiving it.

To return items bring them into the library or use the drop box located to the left of the front doors on the outside of the library.

How can I see a list of items I have checked out?

Go to the Library's main page and select the Online Catalog. Once there choose the Patron link in the banner at the top of the page.

On this page you will be able to see which books you have checked out, and if you have any blocks or fines on your library account. You may also renew items you have checked out (or "charged" to your account).

Once logged in you may also request the library purchase an item by selecting the Request link in the top banner.

Any questions? Circulation Desk: (813) 257-3056