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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 browsing.

Strozier Library and Dirac Science Library are operating with limited capacity based on social distancing and sanitization guidelines. 

Everyone who enters the Libraries must agree to follow these safety guidelinesBuilding occupancy is reduced to facilitate social distancing. 

Collections and Borrowing

Physical Library Collections: Our collections in Strozier, Dirac, and the FAMU-FSU Engineering Library have reopened for browsing, and regular circulation services have resumed. Curbside and in-library pick-up services are still available. Visit the Special Collections and Archives COVID-19 Resources page for updates about SCA collections and services.

Online Library Collections: As always, our extensive online resources are available both on- and off-campus. Temporary access to additional online resources are listed here

Curbside and In-Library Pick-Up: Curbside and in-library pick-up is available for FSU faculty and students. Learn more about this service and request materials here

Interlibrary LoanILL services for both electronic and print resources has resumed. However, there may be fulfillment delays due to library closures nationwide. Please contact with any questions.

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 are not available at this time.

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 this fall; please use curbside pick-up for items needed in the meantime.

UBorrowState University Libraries UBorrow service are temporarily suspended until mid-July to accomodate the transition to an updated catalog and discovery platform at academic libraries across Florida. 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 Stroizer or Dirac may be reserved for up to four hours. Reservations are required and keys may be picked up at the service desk. Group study rooms remain closed.

Tutoring: 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 until Fall 2021. 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.

EventsPlease visit our Event Calendar for up-to-date information on planned events.

Florida State University Alerts

For more FSU news regarding closures and announcements visit FSU Alerts.


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