140 Seventh Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-5016 Phone: (727) 873-4405
Information for Visitors
The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library serves the University of South Florida St. Petersburg's campus community. Located in Bayboro Harbor, the library is an inviting place for students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors to read, relax, research, or study.
Poynter Library's over 242,000-volume collection features business, education, liberal arts, and marine science with recent additions including the latest titles in management, history, literature and current affairs. Selections range from classics such as Melville's Moby Dick to the latest award-winning novels. A children's collection features outstanding juvenile and young adult books. Poynter Library's Special Collections department offers outstanding collections of rare books, oral histories, and local history photographs and documents. Notable collections include the John C. Briggs Collection of Ichthyology and Natural History, the David Hubbell Mark Twain Collection, the Miller Family Collection of Presidential Signatures and Documents, and the Papers of Nelson Poynter. The library subscribes to more than 575 periodicals including local and national newspapers. Over 25,000 electronic journals and newspapers augmenting these print collections are available through library computers. The library provides access to 800 proprietary databases, over a quarter of a million electronic books, and 1,348,700 images. Visual aids are offered through the library's ADA Access Room. Computing services are provided for registered students through the student use Information Commons . Students also have the option to connect to online resources through the library's Wireless Network for laptops that is available on all floors of the library. If you have any questions or comments on how to improve services, please use the library's Online Suggestion Form to share your thoughts with us.
Revised 9 December 2011