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FSU Libraries COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Changes to Operations

FSU Libraries are currently offering our extensive resources and services online. Strozier Library will reopen beginning August 17. Strozier Library and Dirac Science Library will both be open beginning August 23. Learn about all of our hours and locations here.

Library buildings will be open only for individual study and pick up of pre-ordered library materials. Entry is limited to members of the FSU and FAMU-FSU Engineering communities. A valid FSU ID is required. Everyone who enters the Libraries must agree to follow these safety guidelines, which include wearing masks and maintaining social distancing. Computers, laptops, and microform readers will be available. Browsing the library shelves will not be permitted. 

Libraries Hours for Fall 2020

August 17 - 21 Strozier Library will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Beginning August 23, FSU Libraries will be open the following hours:

Strozier Library
  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed
Dirac Science Library
  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: Closed
FAMU-FSU Engineering Library
  • Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Our Ask A Librarian service will be available seven days a week for questions and research help.

Collections and Borrowing

Library Collections: As always, our extensive online resources are available both on- and off-campus. Curbside pick-up is now available for library materials that are not available online. Some vendors are providing temporary access to additional online resources, listed here. Information about how to order materials for in-person pick up when the libraries reopen will be available soon.

Curbside Pick-Up: Curbside pick-up is now available for materials in the Strozier Library and Dirac Science Library collections for FSU faculty and students. Learn more about this new service and request materials here

Due Dates and Returning Items: Many FSU-owned library materials are due August 31. Please renew your items online or return them in a FSU Libraries book drop. If you wish to return materials, you may use a book drop on campus or return them by mail to FSU Libraries, 116 Honor's Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. For information about interlibrary loan items, please contact lib-borrowing@fsu.edu.

Interlibrary LoanILL is accepting requests for articles and book chapters. We will fulfill requests when electronic copies are available, but there may be delays due to library closures nationwide. Interlibrary Loan for print materials is still suspended. For information about Interlibrary Loan due dates, please contact lib-borrowing@fsu.edu.

Course Reserves: We are accepting requests for electronic course reserves, which are uploaded directly into Canvas. Instructors who need library materials scanned for their courses may use our Reserve Item Request page. For audiovisual materials, please see our Streaming Media Course Reserves information page and request form. Physical course reserves will not be available for the Fall 2020 semester.

Library Express Delivery (LEDS): We are currently accepting LEDS requests that can be filled electronically (eg: articles, book chapters, etc.). Registered faculty members, TAs, and GAs may request items here. LEDS plans to begin on-campus delivery for the fall semester; please use curbside pick-up for items needed before the semester begins.

UBorrowState University Libraries UBorrow service is temporarily suspended. For information about UBorrow due dates, please contact lib-uborrow@fsu.edu.

Material Donations: Donations of materials for the Libraries' general collections cannot be accepted until further notice. Special Collections & Archives continues to review potential donations to FSU's unique collections, although onsite visits are currently suspended. Learn more about other ways to support FSU Libraries.

Library Services

Research Help: Reference and general research assistance is available every day through our online Ask A Librarian service. For more in-depth research help, including research consultations on Zoom, please contact your subject librarian or use our request form.

Tutoring: Late night STEM tutoring will resume via Zoom on Sunday, August 30. Please see our Online Tutoring page for links, a list of subjects, and hours of operation.

Support for Remote Teaching: Librarians are available to support classes with instruction and research help in Canvas and on Zoom. All library instruction will take place online this fall. Please visit our instruction services page, reach out to your subject librarian, or fill out a request formWe can also help identify online, open, or primary source resources to use in online teaching. Our digital research team is available to work with instructors and classes on digital projects. Assistance with navigating copyright guidelines and temporary access to wide-ranging eResources is also available.

Special Collections: For the latest updates on SCA public services, please visit our COVID-19 Resources page or contact us at lib-specialcollections@fsu.edu. Digitized and born-digital resources remain accessible from any web browser in the FSU Digital Library. Special Collections & Archives spaces are closed to the public at this time.

EventsAll events and workshops will be offered on Zoom for the Fall 2020 semester. Please visit our Event Calendar for up-to-date information on planned events.

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