Giving to the Nelson Poynter Library
Dear Friends of the Library,
Our dedicated staff of 20 librarians, managers, and paraprofessionals serves not only the students and faculty of USF St. Petersburg but also all students and faculty of the USF System, as well as 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 are laying the groundwork for the development of a USFSP digital archive; 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 to 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.
- Monetary gifts : The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library welcomes contributions of cash or long-term, appreciated securities, which can be used to establish either expendable or endowed funds for the purchase of books, periodicals, and other library materials. Donations of cash or securities may be directed to support a particular library program or collection area or may be given to an unrestricted fund that serves the library's most immediate needs. Gifts may also be made to endowment funds that help to ensure our future excellence. To make a monetary donation to an existing fund, click here .
Donors may prefer to make a will provision for the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, or name the Library as the ultimate beneficiary of a life-income gift. Planned giving for future gifts and naming opportunities within our library are also available. For assistance planning a gift to the Poynter Library, please contact Carol Hixson , the Library Dean (727-873-4400).
- Gift of Books or Other Library Materials : Donors may contribute materials to The Society for the Advancement of Poynter Library on behalf of Poynter Library. The Society gratefully accepts unrestricted donations. All donated materials are assessed for addition to the collection. Individual items may be added to the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library's collection or to another more appropriate library within the University of South Florida System. Other materials may be sold through the Society’s arrangement with an online used book vendor; proceeds of these sales support Poynter Library. Mass market paperback books and other materials that cannot be sold to benefit the Library may be recycled. If a donor will be claiming a tax deduction, he/she should submit a list of items contributed. If the estimated value exceeds $500, IRS regulations regarding Non-Cash Contributions will apply. Please contact Patricia Pettijohn , Head, Collection Development & Technical Services (727-873-4407) for more information.
Gifts are accepted in the Circulation Department, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We ask that you complete a donation form when you provide gift books, in order that we may note your gift and send an acknowledgement. Arrangements may be made for pick-up of large gifts.
- Contribute a book in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one : The USF St. Petersburg Memorial Library Bookplate is a lasting and meaningful way to celebrate a birthday, honor a graduate, commemorate an anniversary or remember a loved one. You choose the wording to inscribe on the bookplate and it will be affixed to a new book in the subject area of your interest. The library will send a letter of thanks to the donor as well as a letter of acknowledgement to the individual or family being honored. Your gift makes it possible for the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library to enhance its collections and continue to serve as a vital resource for the University community. Participation in the Bookplate Program is $75.00 per book title and your contribution is tax deductible within the guidelines of the law. Please contact Patricia Pettijohn , Head, Collection Development & Technical Services (727-873-4407) for more information on donating a book.
- Membership in the Society for Advancement of Poynter Library : Join a group of library friends that have provided support and advocacy for the library since 1984. For more information on their projects and activities, please see: http://www.nelson.usf.edu/npml/sapl.html or contact Library Administration (727-873-4401).