The Special Collections Department of the University of South Florida Tampa Library supports the research and teaching missions of the University of South Florida by acquiring, preserving, and providing access to select and targeted monographs, manuscripts, illustrations, maps, sheet music, photographs, archival materials, and printed ephemera, as well as audio/video, images, and text in select digital formats. Collections are intended for use by the university community as well as the general public according to the policies and procedures established by the Department. Today, the Special Collections Department focuses its efforts on acquiring physical and digital materials around eight collection areas.
Special Collections welcomes undergraduate and graduate classes wishing to to learn more about conducting research with the resources in Special Collections. Please schedule sessions two weeks in advance to allow us adequate time to prepare for your visit. If you would like to request a library instruction session that does not require materials from Special Collections, please fill out our general library instruction session form »