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Borrowing Materials

How to Request Materials through OneSearch


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 at.

Faculty, Graduate Students, and Staff: Choose from a series of locations, including Library Express Delivery (LEDS)!

For 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 Dirac Library at 850-644-5534. You may also use our Ask a Librarian online chat.

Curbside Pick-Up Instructions

Curbside Pick-Up is available at Strozier Library!

Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm 
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

To pick up your request, please park on Collegiate Loop, across from Landis Green, near the front entrance of Strozier Library (see map below). Look for our “Park here for Curbside Delivery” street sign.

Call (850) 443-7223 and give our team your name. Our staff will bring the items to your vehicle.

If possible, please open your trunk from inside the vehicle and we will place the items inside. If this isn't possible, please notify the delivery person when you call and they will place the request on the ground next to your car for you to retrieve after they walk away.

Returning Items

Our curbside service is only for pick-ups only, (not returns). If you wish to return materials, you may use a book drop on campus such as the one pictured below, or you may return them by mail to FSU Libraries, 116 Honors Way, Tallahassee FL 32306.

Have you returned an item but still see it listed on your account? Use this form: Claims Returned

Report a lost book to the Libraries. Use this form: Lost Books

Some library material is stored off-campus, or in publicly inaccessible storage. Please use this form to request items from Remote Storage, Sub-Basement, or FSU Panama City Library. Item requested will typically arrive by 5:00 pm the next business day. The requested item will then be held for 7 days at your chosen library.

Related: Fine management

Borrowing Terms

All active FSU students, faculty, or staff may request materials through the FSU Libraries online catalog and borrow materials in-person at the Circulation desks.

Current students, faculty, and staff at Florida Community Colleges and Public Universities are granted borrowing privileges. Current university I.D. must be presented and verified.

Special Borrowing permits are given to certain patrons. Please visit the Special Borrowing Permits page for more information on who qualifies and how to apply.

See the below charts for how long you can borrow materials:

Florida State University

 

  Books Bound Journals Popular
Videos
Instructional
Videos
Interlibrary
Loan
Remote
access to
databases
FSU Undergraduate
Students
4 weeks In-library use only 2 days In-library use only Yes Yes
FSU Graduate
Students
8 weeks 24 hrs 2 days 3 days Yes Yes
FSU Faculty 16 weeks 24 hrs 2 days 3 days Yes Yes
FSU Staff 8 weeks 24 hrs 3 days No Yes Yes
Friends of the
Libraries
4 weeks In-library use only No No No No
Special Borrowing
Permit
4 weeks In-library use only No No No No

State University Libraries

 

  Books Journals Popular
Videos
Instructional
Videos
Interlibrary
Loan
Remote
access to
databases
State University
Undergraduate Students
3 weeks In-library use only No No No No
State University
Graduate Students
6 weeks In-library use only No No No No
State University
Faculty
16 weeks In-library use only No In-library use only No No
State University
Staff
6 weeks In-library use only No No No No

Community College Libraries

  Books Journals Popular
Videos
Instructional
Videos
Interlibrary
Loan
Remote
access to
databases
All Community
College Students
3 weeks In-library use only No No No No
Community College
Faculty and Staff
6 weeks In-library use only No In-library use only No No

Fines

If an item is still checked out 60 days after its due date, the item will be declared "lost". Items declared lost will be assessed a $100 replacement fee. You may return these items or replace them (In "like new" or better condition) to have the $100 fine removed, provided they fall within the reimbursement policy listed below.

If you have already returned your items and are being charged please fill out a claimed return form: Claims Returned

  1. Books that have been declared lost for 12 months or more from its original due date.
  2. Items that have been withdrawn from the collection.
  3. Items that have already been replaced.

Library charges can be paid through Student Business Services.

Call  Library Fines Management, (850) 645-8822, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. with any questions.

General Material Fees

  Fine amount Maximum Fine
Books (General Collection) Only if Declared Lost *$100
Videos 25¢ per day $5
Journals 25¢ per day $20
Reserve Items $3 per hour $30
Temporary library Cards $5 if late $5

Media Equipment Loans and Fees

ITEM TYPE

LENDING PERIOD

LATE FEES

Android Phone Chargers 2 Hour Loan $1 and $1 each additional hour
Audio Extension Cable 4 Hour Loan $0.25 and $0.25 each additional hour
Calculators 4 Hour Loan $5 and $5 each additional hour
Dry Erase Markers 4 Hour Loan $0.25 and $0.25 each additional hour
DSLR Cameras 3 Day Loan $10 and $10 each additional hour
External DVD Drive to USB 3 Day Loan $5 and $5 each additional hour
External Harddrive 4 Hour Loan $5 and $5 each additional hour
GoPro Camera 3 Day Loan $10 and $10 each additional hour
HDMI Cable 4 Hour Loan $0.25 and $0.25 each additional hour
Headphones 4 Hour Loan $0.25 and $0.25 each additional hour
iPhone Chargers  2 Hour Loan $1 and $1 each additional hour
Laptops and Tablets 4 Hour Loan $10 and $10 each additional hour
Laptop and Tablet Chargers 4 Hour Loan $5 and $5 each additional hour
Magsafe to Magsafe 2 Converter 4 Hour Loan $5 and $5 each additional hour
Mini Displayport to VGA Adapter 4 Hour Loan $0.25 and $0.25 each additional hour
Monodopad Accessories 4 Hour Loan $0.25 and $0.25 each additional hour
Point and Shoot Cameras 3 Day Loan $5 and $5 each additional hour
Powerstrip 4 Hour Loan $0.25 and $0.25 each additional hour
Projectors 3 Day Loan $10 and $10 each additional hour
SD Card Reader 4 Hour Loan $0.25 and $0.25 each additional hour
Sennheiser Headphones 4 Hour Loan $5 and $5 each additional hour
Sony MDR-7506 Headphones 3 Day Loan $10 and $10 each additional hour
Tripods 3 Day Loan $5 and $5 each additional hour
USB-C to Digital AV Multiport Adapter 4 Hour Loan $5 and $5 each additional hour
USB-C to USB Adapter 4 Hour Loan $0.25 and $0.25 each additional hour
VGA Cables 4 Hour Loan $0.25 and $0.25 each additional hour
Video Game Consoles 3 Day Loan $10 and $10 each additional hour
Wacom Tablet 4 Hour Loan $5 and $5 each additional hour

 

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