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 Library Resources

Saint Leo University students have a wealth of library resources available. The University provides live reference help 7 days a week; online databases with full text journal articles; scanned book chapters on request, and more. Local public and many other academic libraries are open to students as well.  Saint Leo University is committed to providing readily available, high-quality materials and services to all its students, no matter where they are located, and The Cannon Memorial Library home page is your starting point for web-based library services and resources.

Moreover, Saint Leo University provides a Center-based librarian to coordinate library services to all students and faculty. For answers to reference questions, aid in developing research strategies, assistance with database searches, help locating specific materials, submitting interlibrary loan requests, or obtaining library assistance, please contact:

Regional Librarian for Florida and Georgia centers: Viki Stoupenos

Contact Information

If you need immediate assistance, please feel free to call or e-mail.

  • Ask a Librarian (eMail Form), phone: 800.359.5945
  • Circulation phone: 352.588.8476
  • Graduate Online Services Librarian - SLU Worldwide - TBD, please call the reference desk. (800) 359-5945.
  • Undergraduate Online Services Librarian - SLU Worldwide Michelle Joy
  • Online Reference and Instruction Librarian Christine Woods 
  • Regional Librarian Viki Stoupenos (GA, FL)

Local Libraries & Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement

Saint Leo is committed to providing readily available, quality materials to all its students. The Cannon Memorial Library home page is your starting point for web-based library services and resources. 

Saint Leo University students attending the Tampa Education Center may utilize area public and academic libraries to supplement Saint Leo library resources.  Through a reciprocal borrowing agreement with University of South Florida, Tampa Center Saint Leo students may obtain a Special Borrower's card.  This card is usually $50 - but this fee will be waived and the card will be free to Tampa Center Saint Leo students who bring in their SLU ID and a state issued ID Card (such as a driver's license) and complete the special borrower's form at the USF Main Library. All books checked out from USF libraries must be returned by the Saint Leo student to that USF library.  Saint Leo students must adhere to all borrowing policies set forth by USF libraries as a user of these libraries.  The special borrower's card may be utilized at both the University of South Florida Main Library and the University of South Florida Mental Health Institute Library, but students must first go to the USF Main library to get the Special Borrower's card - ONLY the main library issues the cards for both libraries - the University of South Florida Mental Health Institute Library does not issue cards for either library.  The special borrower's card may not be used at the USF Shimberg Library, but Saint Leo students may utilize the Shimberg Library materials inside the Shimberg library and use the library scanners.  ​

Students who attend courses at our MacDill location must register and get a Base Library Card to borrow books from the Base Library. Students will need to show your base pass and proof of enrollment in at least one class. Library Cards are not good during intercessions, and students will need to register again at the beginning of each semester. 

Area libraries available to Saint Leo University students attending the Tampa Education Center are listed below. Please telephone or review libraries' web sites before visiting in order to obtain current information on operating hours, parking details, user services and fees, access policies and if any, branch locations, also note that some libraries require that the student bring their Saint Leo University student identification card. To obtain a student/employee ID card, see our ID card information page.

Academic Libraries

HCC Ybor City Campus Library     |     813-253-645
1512 East 9th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
HCC Library Ybor City

USF Tampa Campus Library     |     866-550-8036
4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620
USF Tampa Main Campus Library

USF Mental Health Institute Library     |     813-974-4471
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
USF Mental Health Institute Library

USF Shimberg Health Sciences Library     |     813-974-2243
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
USF Shimberg Health Sciences Library


Public Libraries

Hillsborough County Public Library     |     813-273-3652
Hillsborough County Public Library

Military Libraries

MacDill AFB Library     |     813-828-3607
8102 Condor St.
MacDill AFB, FL 33621
MacDill AFB Library


Academic Libraries

St. Petersburg College Allstate Center Library     |     727-341-4486
3200 34th Street
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Allstate Center Library

St. Petersburg College Gibbs Campus Library     |     727-341-7199
6605 5th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
SPC Gibbs Library

St. Petersburg College Seminole Library     |     727-394-6905
9200 113th Street North
Seminole, FL 33772
SPC Seminole Community Library

USF St. Petersburg Nelson Poynter Memorial Library     |     727-873-4123
140 7th Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Nelson Poynter Memorial Library


Public Libraries

Pinellas County Public Library     |     727-441-8408
Pinellas County Public Library


Public Libraries

Polk County Public Library     |     863-519-7958
Polk County Public Library


Academic Libraries

USF Jane Bancroft Cook Library     |     941-487-4301
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
USF Jane Bancroft Cook Library


Public Libraries

Sarasota County Public Library     |     941-861-5481
Sarasota County Public Library