Borrowing Physical Materials

FSU Libraries strives to meet the research and learning needs of our scholars by providing timely and consistent access to scholarly materials. On this page, you can learn more about our strategies as well as find data, news, and information related to collection development activities at Florida State University.

My Library Account

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My account allows you to renew materials, place holds, and more. To access, select the person icon in the top right corner of the website or choose Sign In in the top right corner of the OneSearch interface. This will also allow you to see your current loans and due dates for all materials. You must log in to your account to see full search results, access our online ordering system, or place Library Express Delivery Service requests. To see your Interlibrary Loan account information, access your ILLIAD account.

Requesting Materials

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Through the search bar on the Library’s homepage, search for your topic or specific title. Once you search and find the results, you will need to log in with your FSUID and password to see all the available options and request materials. A yellow banner will run across the top of the search results: “Sign in to get complete results and to request items” and a “sign in” link to easily be able to log in.

From the catalog, once you have chosen a title you are interested in, you will be able to click on the book’s location or title and then choose “Request” under “Get it” to request the book.

Depending on your designation with FSU, you will see different pick up options:

  • Undergraduate: Requested materials will be placed on hold at the circulation desk that the book you are requesting is shelved
  • Faculty, Graduate Students, and Staff: Choose from a series of locations, including Library Express Delivery (LEDS)
  • Curbside Pick Up: Choose Strozier Library and then follow the instructions below

Once you send the request, you’ll be able to see the status of the request in your library account. Please allow staff 48 hours to process your request. You will get an email when the book is ready to be picked up.

If you have any questions, please call Strozier Library at 850-644-2706 or call Dirac Library at 850-644-5534. You may also Ask Us using our online chat feature.

Other Ways to get Materials

Library Express Delivery

Library Express Delivery Service (LEDS) delivers library materials for current FSU faculty members, graduate students, and staff.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan finds materials for you from that may not be available at FSU.


UBorrow allows you to request materials directly from participating libraries within Florida’s state university and college systems.

Late Fines and Lost Materials

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Borrowing Policies

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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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