Faculty and Staff Resources

This guide assists faculty and staff with resources offered by the Macdonald-Kelce Library.

Subject Librarians


College of Arts and Letters (CAL)

College of Business (COB)

College of Natural and Health Sciences (CNHS)

College of Social Science, Mathematics, and Education (CSSME)

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) - Leslie Vega

Military Science - David Davisson

UTampaOnline - Shannon Spencer

Requesting & acquiring new books and other materials through your liaison

The Acquisitions Department of the Macdonald-Kelce Library would like to inform all faculty members of the procedures for ordering Library materials (below).  Before submitting a request, you should check the catalog on the library homepage as we may already have the item in the collection.

Please send your requests for purchases to your liaison librarian. 

When ordering, the following information will help us get exactly the material requested: *

  • Your name and email
  • Your department
  • Title/Author/Publication year/Edition
  • Volume number (if applicable)
  • ISBN (13-digit is preferred, but 10-digit will do)
  • Specify whether you prefer a physical or digital (ebook) version. For films, if there is no streaming option, we will purchase the DVD.
  • Place requests on hold if you need them. Otherwise, they will go straight into the collection once they have been processed.
  • Let us know if you want the items placed on reserve for a class. More information about Reserves

--> If you found what you need online, please include a link to where you found the book, journal, DVD, etc. Worldcat.org provides complete bibliographic information.

--> Each department has an allocated fund that's determined annually. If you have a large or overly expensive order, please check with your liaison librarian regarding available funding.

--> We will notify you by email when your requested materials become available for use.

--> Book acquisitions may take several weeks, as the items have to be ordered, received, cataloged and processed. Keep this in mind, so that your syllabus doesn’t depend on a title that may not arrive in time for your class! We always try to get your requests to you as quickly as possible. Let us know in advance what your needs are, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

* If you are required to submit materials with a department chair signature, please use this form below and return to the appropriate library liaison:

Macdonald-Kelce Library - The University of Tampa - 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. - Tampa, FL 33606 - 813 257-3056 - library@ut.edu - Accessibility