June 2020 update: On Monday, June 22, the library will begin Phase I of reopening with curbside delivery and in-person pickup. Beginning Monday, July 6, Macdonald-Kelce will be open to the UT community only. For social distancing purposes, appointments are required. Please see our  Continuity of Services Guide for more information about how to make an appointment and further updates.

Visit the library's new website

The library book drop is open. If you are off-campus, please address any book returns/packages by mail to:

Macdonald-Kelce Library
401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Box 73F
Tampa, FL 33606-1490

Please contact us at library@ut.edu with any questions.

Need Reference assistance? Librarians are available to email/chat during reference hours.

Here is the liaison list if you need to contact your subject librarian for your department.

Please continue to check in with our Continuity of Services Guide for more information on library services currently available.


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

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 events and co-sponsors activities with other campus organizations each year. With funds raised by membership dues and events, the Friends of the Library have purchased new library materials and equipment. Donate directly to the Library.