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Tampa Bay Regional Campus Library: Policies


TBRC Library serves the information needs of NSU Students, Staff, and Faculty.

The mission of NSU Libraries is to be the premier research, cultural, and lifelong learning center for NSU. In order to provide a safe and welcoming learning environment, the following policies regarding the use of the TBRC library, its facilities, and resources can be found below.

Select a policy to learn more. Failure to comply with any of these may result in the suspension of library access, borrowing privileges, and/or legal action.

All TBRCL materials can be checked out at the TBRC Library Front Desk. Items can be checked out using your SharkCard.

1. Loan periods for every TBRCL item is 3 hours.
2. Failure to return equipment in a timely manner may result in a hold of borrowing privileges.
3.Lost or damaged equipment may result in a fee. Tech equipment is available to all enrolled students, faculty & staff.
4. Tech equipment is to be used as a shared resource across all colleges and departments at the Tampa Bay Regional Campus.
5. Tech equipment is first-come, first-serve and cannot be reserved ahead of time.
6. Some materials from Main Campus are eligible for delivery to the address on file in My Library Account.

TBRC Library ascribes to the NSU Libraries Code of Conduct. For the TBRC Library Code of Conduct, please see the NSU Libraries Code of Conduct.

The NSU-HPD Libraries (including Tampa Bay Regional Campus Library) ascribes to the Leave No Trace Behind! principle as its policy for food and drink in the Library.
-Provide patrons with a clean, safe and healthy environment for study and research
-Preserve library materials
-Protect furnishings and equipment
-Prevent disruptions to others’ use of the Library
-Provide opportunity for patrons to consume food and drink

Help us keep a clean and comfortable Library by adhering to the following policy: Leave No Trace Behind!
-Be mindful of bringing highly aromatic food into the Library that may disturb others
-Clean up after drinks or food is consumed
-Place all trash in a trash receptacle or recycle bin
-Report accidents/spills to Library staff immediately for cleanup

Food and drinks that Leave No Trace Behind! are permitted in the:
-Library Commons Areas
-Library Study Rooms
-Library Collaboration Room

The NSU Libraries are following the University’s guidance to protect the health and well-being of our community while continuing to support teaching, research, and learning. The Tampa Bay Regional Campus Library’s Return of the Sharks operating plan utilizes the safety protocols from the CDC, local and NSU health officials, when appropriate.
The latest University information may be found on the NSU Coronavirus information page.

NSU faculty and staff should also refer to NSU Return of the Sharks: Faculty and Staff Guidelines.

NSU students should also refer to Return of the Sharks: Student Guidelines website.

For commonly asked questions regarding service adjustments, please see the Tampa Bay Regional Campus Library's FAQ.

For commonly asked questions regarding room reservation adjustments, please see the Tampa Bay Regional Campus Library's FAQ.

As of December 2020 :

Study Rooms
-Rooms are available first-come, first-serve at the Library Front Desk.
-Second Floor Study Rooms at Tampa Bay are available during library hours for individual use* for three (3) hour time periods.
*For multiple students to reserve a study room at one time, students must provide proof of shared residency to the Library Front Desk. Shared residency can be proven with official documentation (i.e. government-issued identification, lease agreements, or mail.)

Collaboration Room - Room 3506
-Open Study Areas are operating at limited capacity with seating arranged to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
-Furniture in the collaboration has been spaced out due to social distancing guidelines. Please do not move the furniture.
-Face coverings must be worn when in open study areas.
-For any questions, please email or visit the library during library hours.

Studio Room - Room 3103
-The Studio is open to faculty by appointment only.
-On the date and time of your reservation, you must visit the TBRC Library front desk, located on the 2nd floor near the main staircase, for access.
-Cancellations can be made by following the link in your confirmation email.
-Walk-ins will be accommodated when possible.
-To save your work, bring a storage device such as a USB drive, or upload to a cloud service such as OneDrive.
-Library staff are not responsible for files that are lost or deleted from the Studio computers.
-Library Staff Assistance is available M-F 9AM-6PM.
-If you do not need assistance, and would like to use the room outside of these times, please email
-No food or drinks allowed in the room, with the exception of capped water bottles.