Society for Advancement of Poynter Library

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Society for Advancement of Poynter Library




The Society for Advancement of Poynter Library (SAPL) was established in 1984 with the “primary function the providing of direct financial aid to the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg … for the purchase of books, periodicals, library equipment and furnishings for use in the Library, capital improvements, [and] program support.” Over the years, the generous support of SAPL members has helped the library obtain books, furniture and equipment, and has occasionally subsidized specialized training and workshops for library staff when other funds were not available. SAPL donates funds for the yearly purchase of notable new fiction for the Poynter Library collection and contributes as well to the library's Special Collections. SAPL also serves as an advocate for the library with the broader community.

SAPL members who contribute at least $50 a year receive a card that enables them to check out up to five books at a time from the Library and they are also invited to public lectures and events throughout the year.

We cordially invite you to become a SAPL member and share your interest and support of the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. For information on how to join SAPL and support the library, please contact the Dean of the Library, Carol Hixson, at

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