Public Use Computing
While the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library is open to the public, the primary mission is to serve the students, faculty, and other members of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) community. Members of the general public are welcome to use the WebExpress and Library Catalog Access computers to look up materials, as long as they abide by the library's rules of conduct and do not interfere with the access for or service to the USFSP community.
Due to budgetary constraints, the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library is no longer able to provide computer access to members of the general public. The Library's computer access policies are under review.
Members of the general public are encouraged to visit one of the branches of the public library listed below for computer access:
3745 9th Ave. N
James Weldon Johnson Branch
1059 18th Ave S
Mirror Lake Branch
280 5th St. N
861 70 Ave. N
2300 Roy Hanna Dr. S
West Community Library
6700 8th Ave. N
Childs Park Branch
691 43rd St. S
Computing services are available in the following areas and may provide access to the Libraries of the USF System Databases, the Internet, and network printing:
WebExpress and Library Catalog Access Computers
Two WebExpress terminals are located on the first floor in the north reference area. Eight computers are located throughout the library stacks on all floors. All stack and WebExpress computers are restricted to USF-based web sites and the USF Libraries online catalog.
Wireless access and laptop checkout
Access to the USFSP wireless network or checkout of library laptops is limited to USF faculty, staff, and currently enrolled USF students.
USF System Electronic Resources
Access to USF System Electronic Resources is available at any time anywhere to anyone with a USF NetID. No remote access is available to anyone without a current USF NetID.
Rev. April 2012 and approved by the Poynter Library Leadership Team