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Curbside Pickup Now AvailableCOVID-19 UPDATE

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FSU Libraries COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Changes to Operations

FSU Libraries are currently offering our extensive resources and services online. Strozier Library and Dirac Science Library are open only for individual study and pick up of pre-ordered library materials.

Strozier Library and Dirac Science Library are currently operating with limited capacity based on social distancing and sanitization guidelines. Entry is limited to members of the FSU and FAMU-FSU Engineering communities. A valid FSU ID will be required for entry into the Libraries. FSU Libraries will no longer issue temporary IDs for those who come in without an FSU ID.

Everyone who enters the Libraries must agree to follow these safety guidelines, which include wearing masks. Building occupancy will be reduced to facilitate social distancing. Browsing the library shelves will not be permitted, but computers, laptops, and microform readers will be available. 

Collections and Borrowing

Library Collections: As always, our extensive online resources are available both on- and off-campus. Curbside and in-library pick-up is now available for library materials that are not available online. Temporary access to additional online resources are listed here. We also have temporary expanded access to Hathitrust materials.

Curbside and In-Library Pick-Up: Curbside and in-library 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 library loans have been extended until December 14. Items may be renewed online. 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

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

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. We hope to resume on-campus LEDS delivery later this fall; please use curbside pick-up for items needed in the next few weeks.

UBorrowState University Libraries UBorrow service has restarted. Processing and delivery may take longer than usual; please plan accordingly. UBorrow items can be returned via book drop. Please return the UBorrow slip cover with the item. For information about UBorrow requests, please contact

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.

Study Rooms: Individual study rooms in Dirac Library may be reserved for up to four hours at a time. Reservations are required and keys may be picked up at the Dirac Service Desk. Group study rooms and all Stroizer study rooms remain closed.

Tutoring: Late night STEM tutoring has resumed! All tutoring is being offered via Zoom. 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 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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