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The computers in the libraries are funded by student fees and are

We offer services and tools that support the undergraduate

used primarily for the research needs of the FSU faculty, students,

learning experience. We promote success through a student-

and staff. The University Libraries welcome visitors and researchers.

oriented service model by combining traditional library resources

Any person with a valid photo ID may visit the libraries and use

and services with academic partnerships, dynamic spaces and

materials, databases, and resources on-site. FSU does not provide

programs focused on curriculum support.

computers for internet browsing to the public.

BORROWING CURRENT FSU STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF: Show valid FSU Card. Undergraduates have 3 week loan periods, graduate students and staff have 6 weeks, and faculty members have 16 week loan periods. Three online renewals are available for each group. FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES: Show valid school ID. Undergraduates have 3 week loan periods, graduate students and staff have 6 weeks, and faculty members have 16 week loan periods. VISITING RESEARCHERS SPONSORED BY AN FSU DEPARTMENT: See your FSU department to obtain an FSU Card. 16 week loan periods and three online renewals. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY OPS EMPLOYEES: See your department to obtain an FSU Card. 6 week loan periods and three online renewals. FLORIDA GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND EMPLOYEES: Fill out the Special Borrower’s Permit form and return to a Service Desk in the Strozier or Dirac Libraries. 3 week loan periods and three online renewals.

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We provide individ ualized help with audio/ video projects, so ftware assistanc e, and we circulate movies, laptops and head phones

The subject specialists of the Scholars Commons provide expert resources and librarian services to FSU faculty and graduate students.

SERVICES PROVIDED INCLUDE: Research consultations and group instruction Face-to-face and virtual reference assistance Dedicated liaisons for academic departments Collection development (selecting and ordering library materials) Lectures and workshops Extensive reference, microform, map and government document collections Media Services (training in graphics and image editing, media equipment and software. ) FedS (Faculty express delivery service) Course reserve assistance for faculty. Interlibrary loan pickup Personal study carrels

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COMMUNITY MEMBERS/VISITORS/FSU ALUMNI: 3 week loan periods and three online renewals with Friends of the FSU libraries membership. Information on annual memberships found below. For further information on borrowing, go to:


Resources for visiting scholars Quiet reading room Online reservation of conference and group study rooms Computer lab

For more information contact the main service desk at (850) 644-1486 or visit the library homepage:

The Scholars Commons is located on the basement floor of Strozier. Visit the Scholars Commons page at the library website <>, or call 850.644.6061.

ACCESSIBILITY MISSION “The University Libraries support teaching, research, and intellectual inquiry at Florida State University by providing diverse scholarly resources and innovative services within dynamic learning environments.”

FSU Libraries is dedicated to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Standard services include, but are not limited to:

Converting library materials to alternative formats Access to assistive technology

B U I L D I N G A C CE S S & S E CU R I TY To help ensure a safe environment, anyone entering Strozier Library must comply with the following guidelines:

Current FSU students, staff and faculty have unlimited access with valid ID. Current state university/community college students, staff and faculty may enter with a valid ID. For inter-institution loan policies, please see “Borrowing.”

Other visitors may enter the building 7:30 AM-8:00 PM, Sunday-Thursday; 7:30 AM-6:00 PM on Fridays; and 10:00 AM-6:00 PM on Saturdays. These guests will be issued a “guest pass” upon signing in with a government-issued photo I.D. such as a driver’s license, identification card or passport. The Security Department does hourly walkthroughs, provides late-night escorts (limited area) and contacts SAFE Bus or Night Nole for longer distance late-night assistance. To share a concern or for further information, please visit the Security Desk located in the main floor lobby or contact: Nick O’Brien, Head of Security for University Libraries 850-644-5426


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Open — 6:00 PM


10:00 AM — 6:00 PM

Hours updates are posted on library doors and on

Assistance in retrieving materials, requesting Interlibrary loans and searching the online catalog Individualized research assistance For more information please contact any service desk, or contact the Undergraduate Services department (850) 644-3084

DISTANCE LEARNING ACCESS TO MATERIALS: Online databases: Students have access from their own computer to a wide span of scholarly material in over 400 databases. Interlibrary loan: Students can use Interlibrary loan to request materials not available through the online databases. Visit to create an account. RESEARCH ASSISTANCE: Virtual Reference: Help with research is available through Ask Us Now, FSU Libraries’ online instant messaging service. Students can add FSU Libraries to their Buddy List using this ID: fsulibraries. Ask Us Now is available all hours Strozier Library is open. Research Guide: “Resources for Distance Learners” provides basic information on accessing library resources and doing research. This guide is available at: distancelearners .

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS FSU Libraries Special Collections preserves and provides access to primary source and other research materials and research services to students, faculty and scholars. Among the 500,000 items in Special Collections are valuable rare books, manuscripts, photographs, memorabilia, and maps. Important collections include: Napoleon and the French Revolution; John Shaw Poetry and Children collection; Carothers Rare Bible collection; Florida Collection; University Archives Location: Main Floor, Strozier Library • Phone: 644-3271 • Reading Room Hours: 10-6 M-F

Library Services brochure  

An overview of Strozier Library's services and key information.