Using the Library

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USF Sarasota-Manatee students, faculty, and staff have access to the extensive holdings of the USF Library System, which include: over 1.3 million print books; over 52,000 e-journal subscriptions; over 443,000 e-books; and over 800 databases containing articles, media and other materials. Interlibrary loan (ILL) is also available; physical materials are delivered directly to the USFSM Information Commons Resource Desk for your convenience.

For instructions on how to access USFSM library resources, visit our Distance Learning LibGuide.

Jane Bancroft Cook Library serves as a joint-use facility shared by New College and USFSM.

The Cook Library is located at 5800 Bayshore Road, a 10-15 minute walk from the USFSM main building (click here for walking directions). It is open 7 days a week, except on major holidays.


Cook Library Hours ➧


To reach the library by phone dial: 941-487-4305

Additional information is available at the Cook Library website.

To access the wireless network at the Cook Library, please follow these wireless access instructions.