Happy Thanksgiving 

USF Health Libraries will be closed November 26 - 27 for Thanksgiving. 
We will re-open on Monday, November 30.



For the Fall 2020 semester, the Shimberg Health Sciences Library and our West Wing study space will be open Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. The Florida Blue Health Knowledge Exchange (MCOM+HI building downtown) is open Monday – Friday 8:00am – 11:00am and 12:00-5:00pm (call the posted number for assistance)

  • Due to the ongoing pandemic, our spaces will be available for individual study only.
  • Group study rooms will not be available.
  • Student Laptop checkout will be extended from 72 hours to two weeks to minimize your exposure and ours.
  • Items such as dry-erase markers/erasers, headphones, etc. will not be available - please BYO.


  • Wearing a mask that covers both your mouth and nose will be required.
  • No eating will be permitted in the library.
  • Please maintain 6’ physical distancing.


 Physical material donations are not being accepted at this time.



University of South Florida Health Libraries include the Hinks and Elaine Shimberg Health Sciences Library on USF’s Tampa Campus and the Florida Blue Health Knowledge Exchange in downtown Tampa’s Water Street District. 

USF Health Libraries support the specialized instructional and research needs of students, staff, and faculty in the Morsani College of Medicine (including  the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Biomedical Sciences, Physician Assistant Program, and the Athletic Training  Program), the Taneja College of Pharmacy, the College of Nursing, and the College of Public Health. We also welcome members of the public who are doing health- and medical-related research of their own.