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List of Services

Academic Advising

Advising First has an academic advisor located in Strozier Library during non-traditional hours in order to serve the advising needs of any Florida State students, especially those students who may be experiencing difficulty getting in to see their assigned advisor during standard office hours. Students can stop by for quick-stop needs, such as questions about courses, schedules, university policies, majors, and a variety of other topics.

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Ask a Librarian

Live librarian chat: Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian provides FSU students, faculty, and staff with virtual reference services through live chat and text messaging whenever the library is open.

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Assistive Technologies

The Assistive Technology Lab is jointly funded with FSU's Student Government Association. It contains adaptive equipment and is restricted to FSU students with disabilities who have card swipe access. The Assistive Technology Lab is located on the main floor of Strozier Library and is available for use during all library hours.

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Book Search

If you can’t locate an item on the shelf and would like Library staff to search for the material.

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Borrowing Materials

Members of the FSU community are granted borrowing privileges with their current FSU Card. See the FSU Card Center if you do not have a current FSU Card.

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Career Center Library

Collection of materials available through FSU Career Center for help in career planning and building.

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Claims Returned

If you have returned an item to the Libraries but it is still showing on your account.

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Employment

Part-time and full-time positions at Florida State University Libraries.

Other Personal Services (OPS) and Federal Work Study (FWS) workers perform the following tasks:

Provide customer service at the Service desk including circulation of materials and providing informational assistance.
Assist patrons in book retrievals and other issues throughout the building.
Provide reference assistance to patrons and refer them to consultations services when needed.
Assist in projects, programs, and promotional efforts as needed.

For more information, please contact Ericka Jones at (850) 644-5870 or via e-mail at: ecjones2@fsu.edu.

More Information: Employment

Group Study Rooms

Group Study Rooms are available at Dirac and Strozier Libraries for 2 or more individuals who want to study and meet together. Priority is given to FSU students. The staffs at both libraries reserve the right to see student IDs. Tutoring is not permitted in Group Study Rooms or other library areas.

More Information: Group Study Rooms

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service where a student, faculty, or staff of Florida State University may obtain books or obtain photocopies of articles from other institutions.

More Information: Interlibrary Loan

Laptop Borrowing

Laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may not be reserved or held for individual or group use. Laptops may be borrowed for a 4 hour loan period.

More Information: Laptop Borrowing

Library Instruction

Librarians are available to meet with classes for instruction in the effective use of information resources. Customized library sessions may be requested to introduce classes to the major research tools in specific disciplines, with an emphasis on the use and comparative value of these resources and how they fit into the context of the research process.

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found items within Strozier library are turned into the Library Security Desk. 

More Information: Lost and Found

Lost Books

Report a book as lost to the Libraries.

Please fill out the form: Lost Books

For questions regarding the status of your request please contact Collections Access at Lib-Recalls@fsu.edu or (850) 645-1911.  For questions regarding fines please contact the Library Fines Management office at (850) 645-8822 – bspeight@fsu.edu  or (850) 645-8823 – mepowell@fsu.edu.  The Library Fines Management office is located in Strozier Library, second floor room 205 and is open  M-F, 8am - 4:30pm.

Media Equipment

The Library offers various media equipment for borrowing such as cameras, laptops, video game consoles etc.

More Information: Media Equipment

Multimedia Creation and Viewing

Multimedia Services are currently being offered at the Strozier Library Main floor - near the Exit and Circulation Desk.

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Off Campus Access

Access to our resources off-campus requires logging into a proxy server. Logging in allows databases to recognize you as a member of FSU and to download and browse articles as needed.

More Information: Off Campus Access

Overdue Materials/Fine Management

All patrons are responsible for returning library materials on or before the date the material is due. Due dates can be found online by logging into your library account. If there are charges for overdue materials, they may be paid at the Office of Student Financial Services or at the FSUCard Center. FSU faculty, students, and staff may pay library charges online.

More Information: Overdue Materials/Fine Management

Printing, Scanning, and Copying

Printers are provided on the ground, main, and second floors of Strozier and Dirac Library. Printing requires the use of an FSU card with a positive balance. Page includes visitor instructions for printing.

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Remote Storage Requests

Request an item be pulled from the subbasement or remote storage for use. (There is a link in the catalog for items in remote storage that fills out a form with the material information).

More Information: Remote Storage Request

Renew Materials

Log in to your personal account where materials may be renewed on-line. Items may be renewed three times. Some restrictions may apply.

More Information: Renew Materials

Research Assistance

Research help at the libraries includes face to face and virtual. Search the Research Guides for specific areas of study, contact a librarian who specializes in your area, or use chat.

More Information: Research Assistance

Reserve an Item that is Checked Out

 If a particular item you want to check out is currently checked out by another patron and you would like the book to be held for you when it is returned. (This is the same form as search/recall.)

More Information: Reserve an Item that is Checked Out

Rush Cataloging Request

Request a rush for items marked "In Process" in the catalog. This will expedite the processing of a particular item. and hold it for you at the Circulation Desk.

More Information: Rush Cataloging Request

Study Spaces

Study spaces are generally available to our primary clientele only, i.e., members of the campus community, except by special arrangements. Both Dirac and Strozier library facilities have study carrels for individual use. Please use the room booking form to reserve your study room.

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Theses and Dissertations at The Florida State University

The production, approval, access and long-term preservation of theses and dissertations at Florida State University is a joint effort of The Graduate School, University Libraries and ProQuest/UMI. The Graduate School manages the policies and processing of these manuscripts with students and academic departments; ProQuest includes the manuscript in their Dissertation and Theses Database (PQDT); University Libraries preserves and makes the manuscripts accessible through the library. 

More Information: Theses and Dissertations at The Florida State University

Tutoring

Florida State University offers a variety of tutoring and other academic services, including The Learning District, the in-house peer tutoring program made possible by funding from Student Government, ACE Tutoring, an appointment-based peer-tutoring program operated through Undergraduate Studies, the Reading/Writing Center through the English Department, CARE, Statistics Help Desk and others.

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UBorrow

UBorrow allows you to request materials directly from participating libraries within Florida’s state university system.  This unmediated borrowing service increases your access to the collections of the other universities in Florida and delivers more quickly than standard Interlibrary Loan.

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Wireless Internet Access

Wireless access is available in most areas of Strozier Library. This service is available to any student, staff, or faculty with a valid FSUID and password.

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Writing Center @ Strozier

A satellite for the Reading/Writing Center (RWC) is available at Strozier on the main floor, next to the reference desk. The RWC offers individualized instruction in composition and reading through one-to-one tutoring and small group workshops. Students may make appointments or walk-in for assistance.

More Information: Writing Center @ Strozier

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