During Winter Break, Strozier Library’s basement and sub-basement experienced water damage. For more information, please visit our current operational status page.

Visiting Our Libraries

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Any new and renewing membership applications will not be processed at this time.

The University Libraries at Florida State University welcome visitors and researchers. Any person may visit the libraries and use print materials, licensed databases, government documents, and the FSU Library Catalog on-site. Find information below about visiting the libraries as a student, faculty, staff, or member of the community as well as specific information for using our expansive collection of resources.

Visiting FSU Libraries

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Any FSU student, faculty, or staff with an active FSUCard can enter Strozier or Dirac at the turnstiles. Family members and friends need to stop at the Guest Services desk and obtain a Guest Card.

Visiting the Libraries as a Guest

Any person may visit the libraries and use print materials, licensed databases, government documents, and the FSU Library Catalog on-site.

Visitors are required to present an official state or university identification (e.g. driver’s license, university ID card, passport) to obtain a Guest Card before entering the Strozier and Dirac libraries. Guest cards only provide access to enter and exit the buildings. They cannot be used to loan materials. Please note that guest cards are given out between 7:30am-8pm EST. All guests must leave by 10pm EST Sunday-Thursday. To learn more about guest access or getting a card, please see our FAQs for Visitors.

Useful Resources

Special Collections and Archives

The Special Collections & Archives division collections comprise more than half a million items spanning thousands of years and locations.

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Tallahassee Campus Libraries

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The Libraries’ collections include over 5.4 million volumes, with a website offering access to more than 446 databases, over 319,000 electronic journals, and over 2.8 million e-books.

The Florida State University Libraries include seven libraries on the Tallahassee Campus:

Other FSU Libraries, Museums, and Research Centers