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Macdonald-Kelce Library

About the Macdonald-Kelce Library at The University of Tampa


BOOKS – MFA students may borrow books from The Macdonald-Kelce Library for a 6 week period, and request up to two renewals before the end of their semester when all materials must be returned.

You may check out items directly from the library when you are on campus.  When not in residence on campus, you may borrow books by using the request tab in the catalog – see directions below.

If you have any questions about this or any library related material, email us at;  or call us at 813-257-3055 and talk to one of the Library Technicians.

We will mail the items to you in special packaging with an address label to be used when you return the items to us. This will also help to ensure the safety of the items.

INTERLIBRARY LOAN (ILL) – We will be happy to ILL material for you, but your loan period will be severely limited since all items come through our office before we return the item to the lending library.  You may wish to request this service from your local public library to save time and ensure that you have a longer loan period.  See our policy here.





MFA Students – How to place a hold

1.    Search the online catalog for an item with On Shelf status.
2.    With the title displayed, click the Request button from the choices at the top.
3.    Enter your barcode number and last name. Click Login.
4.    Prompt displays: Please Choose the Type of Request
       Select MFA Student HOLD and click OK
5.    Follow the instructions to complete the form:

*Be sure to enter your barcode number in the Barcode field and also check the Comment box.  Select Circulation Desk from the Pick Up At: choices*

Click Submit Request

6.    Message displays “Your request was successful”
7.    Repeat the process for other titles or Logout.

Requests will be filled usually within 24 hours Monday through Friday.

Checkout Policy

If you are in the Macdonald-Kelce Library you may check out books at the circulation desk with your UT Student ID.

If you are not near campus you may contact Jeanne Vince ( to have a book in our collection mailed to you. Return postage will be included for returning the materials.

We are happy to attempt to obtain materials that are not in our collection through Interlibrary Loan. However, keep in mind that due to different library due dates and the time it takes to mail books, working through the Interlibrary Loan of the Macdonald-Kelce Library may be inefficient. You may want to ask your local library about their Interlibrary Loan policies.

Visit your local library. If you need help locating the public library nearest you, let us know and we'll help you find one.

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