The Paul A. M. Dirac Science Library
The Paul A.M. Dirac Science Library is named in honor of the late Nobel Prize winning physicist and Florida State University professor.
The Library maintains a collection of over
- 500,000 volumes of books and periodicals
- 126,000 volumes of older periodical and book materials in remote storage that are available within 24 hours
- 279 databases
- 11,000 electronic journals
- 90 public computers.
The Library seats 464 and has 85,000 square feet of space.
Dirac is equipped with a wireless area network for laptop computer users. Subject classroom instruction and workshops on the use of the online catalog and web, and print resources are available on request and at scheduled times each semester. Tours are available on request.
The Dirac Library has a vast collection of science resources. The subjects covered include the fields of chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, statistics, history of science, biology, geology, oceanography, meteorology, food sciences & nutrition, hotel & restaurant management, clothing & textiles, engineering, psychology and clinical counseling, math & science education, health, nursing & medicine, audiology & speech pathology, movement science and photography. The Paul A.M. Dirac Science Library building also houses the School of Computational Science and Information Technology.