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Introducing the R&D Commons

R & D Commons

The R&D Commons is newly repurposed area in the northwest corner of the basement floor of Strozier, nestled behind the closed double doors. Comprising of an open/common area, a conference room, and the offices of our digital, technology, and development teams, the R&D Commons is primarily a co-working and training space for the Office of Digital Research and Scholarship (DRS). 

New Apple computers throughout Strozier

new apple computers

Over the Summer our systems team for the FSU Libraries worked hard to upgrade your computing experience. Overall, 44 iMac's replaced older models throughout Strozier and we introduced 30 new MacBook Pro's for your use. As an added benefit, each computer will come fully equipped with the full Adobe CC package and contain all of the production and graphic design related software. We hope you take advantage of this added technology.

New OneSearch and Journal Search Available August 7th

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Starting August 7th, you’ll notice some changes to how searching works from the library home page. The top right search box and “All” search will now go to our new Onesearch, giving you quick access to our material from any page on the website. We’ve been developing and testing the new Onesearch all summer, so if you have any questions or comments please take the survey from the top right link in the new Onesearch.

FSU Libraries awarded the 2017 Florida Library Association Web Presence Award

FSU Libraries' Website

The FSU Libraries website, located at, receives over half a million visitors a year and was recently redesigned by the Libraries’ Web Development and Marketing Teams.

The Florida State University Libraries have received the 2017 Florida Library Association Web Presence Award, recognizing excellence in online services. This statewide award promotes awareness of the importance of good design and usability in web page development and recognizes outstanding examples of effective library web pages, as well as a library's overall web presence, including blogs and other social media.

FSU Libraries announce winners of inaugural Alternative Textbook Grants

Alternative Textbook Grants for Faculty

The Alt-Textbook Grant Program aims to address the growing problem of textbook affordability.

FSU Libraries have announced the winners of our inaugural Alternative Textbook Grants. The grant program, launched by the Libraries in November 2016, awards successful applicants with $1,000 to support the development of open or library-licensed course materials that are available at no cost to students. These high-quality materials are written by experts and peer-reviewed, ensuring a level of intellectual and instructional rigor on par with expensive commercial equivalents.


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