The FMHI librarian is away on a Fulbright in the West Bank for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. If you have research questions or requests for instruction, please contact Maryellen Allen.

Where is the FMHI Research Library? How do I get there?

The FMHI Research Library is located on the northwest corner of USF’s Tampa campus, near the intersection of Fletcher Avenue and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. Visit us on the first floor of the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute >>


Student, staff and visitor parking are available: Map It!


USF Bull Runner Routes B and D service the areas closest to the buildings along Banyan Circle, where the Library is located.

  • The FMHI Library is the last stop on Route B (Chiles Ctr./FMHI) before the Bull Runner exits onto Fletcher Avenue.
  • Those using Route D will need to transfer onto Route B at the Morsani Center stop or walk to the Library from the Holly at Banyan stop.

The University is serviced by the University Area Transit Center located at 131st Street. HART bus stops are located along Fletcher Avenue and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. To map routes, use the Library’s mailing address: 13301 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612. View schedules »

Can anyone use the FMHI Research Library?

The FMHI Research Library is open to faculty, staff, students and affiliates of the University of South Florida as well as members of the greater USF community. All are welcome to use the Library’s print and electronic resources; however, circulation policies vary depending on patron status: https://www.lib.usf.edu/services/checkout-renewal/ »


The FMHI Research Library provides public-access computing.  Students and other members of the USF community may log into public-access computers using their NetID and password.  Community users must secure a username and password from the front desk.  Use of the computers is free and does not require a USF Bull Buck$ card.

Copying and printing

Color printing and photocopying are available for a fee at the FMHI Research Library.

The USF Tampa campus provides a number of locations for students to print and copy documents.  Library users affiliated with USF may use their Bull Buck$/ID card to print and photocopy documents. Patrons not affiliated with USF will need to use a guest card for printing and photocopying. At this time, guest cards are not available for purchase at the FMHI Research Library.

What types of materials are available at the FMHI Research Library?

The FMHI Research Library directly supports the research and teaching activities of the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute and related academic and research programs at the University of South Florida. The Library’s core collections of books, serials, archival materials, and tests and measurements center on mental and behavioral health and healthcare.

Do you have group study spaces?

Yes! A small group study room is available.  The room is equipped with tables, chairs, a computer, and a DVD/VHS viewing station.  Groups of up to 10 people can use the room comfortably.  Reserve the room online.

Do you have headphones?

Unfortunately, the FMHI Research Library is unable to provide headphones.

How can I get research help?

The FMHI Librarian is available for group and one-on-one instruction sessions with students, staff and faculty researchers. Sessions may include an overview of the Library’s resources (including databases specific to select areas of study), assistance narrowing research topics, or finding relevant materials. All sessions can be tailored to the researcher’s particular needs and projects. Fill out the FMHI consultation form or ask the librarian a question »

I’m a faculty member –  How do I request a Library Instruction Session for my class?

Request an instruction session using this form. Due to high demand, requests for library instruction must be made two weeks in advance We strongly encourage instructors to attend the library instruction session with their students.

I’m never on this side of campus. Do I have to return these books at the FMHI Research Library?

Books and other items checked out at the FMHI Research Library can be returned to any of the USF campus libraries.

Does the Library have a dropbox?

At this time, the FMHI Research Library does not have a book drop for returned materials. All items must be returned to the Library’s service desk or dropped off at another USF campus library.