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
Information on collections, services and policies UTOPIA
Online catalog E-Search
Access to the University’s online research databases Virtual Tour
Take an online tour of the library.
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.
Phone: (813) 253-6231
Fax: (813) 258-7426