Macdonald-Kelce Library

The University of Tampa's library opened Oct. 19, 1969, and was originally named in honor of the late St. Louis industrialist, Merl Kelce, whose donation made the construction possible. It was re-named the Macdonald-Kelce Library in 1999 because of the generosity of the Macdonald Family Foundation whose contribution will transform the facility into a state-of-the-art information resource center. The Macdonald-Kelce Library is part of the Tampa Bay Library Consortium.
The Macdonald-Kelce Library provides access to:
  • More than 275,000 books and 65,181 periodicals
  • Reference materials
  • Government documents
  • Audio-visual tapes, laptops, CDs and records
  • Media services equipment and support
  • Special collections, including:
    • Florida military materials
    • Old and rare books
    • Local history and UT archives
  • Reference assistance and bibliographic instruction
  • Interlibrary loans and reserve materials
  • Computer lab and study rooms

Macdonald-Kelce Online 
Information on collections, services and policies

UTOPIA 
Online catalog

E-Search 
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Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library organization consists of individuals and companies that support the Macdonald-Kelce Library and libraries in general. The group hosts one or two events each year and co-sponsors activities with other campus organizations. With funds raised by membership dues and events, the Friends of the Library have purchased new library materials and equipment. Membership benefits include circulation privileges (five books for two weeks) and invitations to organizational meetings.
Membership dues are:
  • Corporate - $250
  • Patron - $100
  • New members - $50
  • Renewals - $50
Corporate memberships allow up to five employees to check out material. The corporation must accept responsibility for lost or damaged items.
Contact Information
Phone: (813) 253-6231
Fax: (813) 258-7426
Email: library@ut.edu


Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation

Hours are subject to change during final exams, holidays and summer sessions.

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