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General Information Telephone: for local calls is located in the computer lab Conference Rooms: Groups of USF Health faculty, staff, and students may reserve a conference room. Inquire at the Circulation Desk for details or call 974-8432 for more information
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Telephone: for local calls is located in the computer lab
Groups of USF Health faculty, staff, and students may reserve a conference room. Inquire at the Circulation Desk for details or call 974-8432 for more information
Special Events: Schedule and instructional calendar listed on our Website: http://library.hsc.usf.edu/
The Health Sciences Library, founded in 1971, serves the students, faculty, and staff of the colleges of medicine, nursing, public health, and the school of physical therapy. In November of 1998, the Library was renamed for benefactors Hinks and Elaine Shimberg.
The Library collects materials to meet the needs of its primary patrons. Formats include books, journals, computer software, Audiovisual, and online resources.
Hinks & Elaine Shimberg
Health Sciences Library
Beverly Shattuck, MS, MBA
Associate VP of Libraries USF Health, Director Shimberg Health Sciences Library
Information 974- 2243
Reference 974- 2288
Circulation 974- 8432
Education 974- 2990
Interlibrary Loan 974- 2123
Computer Lab 974- 9512
Serials 974- 9080
Systems support 974- 2289
GME Librarian 396- 9667
Director 974- 2399
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 31
Tampa, FL 33612
Monday - Friday 7:30 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday Noon – 11:00 pm
Holiday hours or deviations from standard hours will be posted at the entrance to the library.
InterLibrary Loan (ILL)
ILL service is available to USF Health faculty, staff, and students when books or journal articles are not available in the Library. For more information see the ILL department in Room 2204 or call 974-2123
(7:30 am – 4:15 pm, Mon – Fri)
The Shimberg Health Sciences Library limits circulation privileges to USF faculty, staff, and students.
Books may be checked out for 3 weeks, with one renewal permitted.
Journals, Audiovsual and reference materials do not circulate.
Materials are placed on reserve by faculty members and are available at the Circulation Desk. Picture ID must be left at the Circulation Desk in order to check out these materials.
The Library does not charge fines for overdue books. Thirty (30) days after the book becomes overdue, the borrower is invoiced for the replacement cost of the book. Library privileges are suspended until the debt is paid or the book is returned. Failure to pay for lost materials may also result in inability to register for classes, receive transcripts, receive grades, and/or graduate.
Return books to the Library Circulation Desk or deposit them in the curbside drop-box located in Parking Lot #30.
To submit purchase suggestions for books or journals
Fill out & submit the online form available at http://library.hsc.usf.edu/forms/purchase.html
Professional reference librarians are on duty Monday thru Friday, 9 am to 5 pm to assist patrons.
Reference and circulating books shelved by call numbers A-WS are located on the 1st floor. Older editions are on the 2nd floor.
Oversized books, and those books shelved by call numbers WY-Z are located on the 2nd floor. New books are on display near the Circulation Desk.