Borrowing Materials & Interlibrary Loan

Borrowing materials from the Research Center

Use your FSU ID Card to check out materials at the Circulation Desk. Most single-volume books circulate for three weeks and may be renewed for an additional three weeks if no one else has requested the item. Renewals may be made in person, online or by phone during business hours at 644-3485.

For further information regarding the Research Center's circulation policies, please contact Calvin Holloway, the Circulation Supervisor, or refer to the Research Center's Access & Circulation Policy.

Borrowing materials from other campus libraries

As a member of the FSU community, you may borrow items from all other libraries on campus. Your library privileges as a graduate student will allow you to check out items from other campus libraries for 6 weeks. Refer to the FSU Circulation Services page for more information.

Course Reserves

Reserve materials are not available for check-out overnight and therefore must be checked-out from the circulation desk no later than 2 hours before closing time that day. Reserve materials can only be renewed in person and if there has not been a hold placed on the item. If books are returned late, the following fines may be applied to your account: $3.00/hour for the first 24 hours.

After 24 hours have passed, you will be charged the accrued fines, the replacement cost of the book plus an additional $25.00 replacement fee. Once billed, you will have 24 hours to return the overdue item. After this time, no refunds for replacement cost will be distributed. Charges will be sent to the University Collection Office and we are no longer in control of the issue.

  • Abuse of the borrowing policy will result in privileges being revoked until the book is returned.
  • Library Staff will need to be consulted before the block can be removed.
More information is available on the Circulation Services Research Guide.

Interlibrary Loan

Students may request materials not owned by the Research Center through Interlibrary Loan. Requests for articles or books may be made to Jane Driber the Interlibrary Loan Assistant or Katie Miller, the Interlibrary Loan Librarian. If you need information about the status of an interlibrary loan request or wish to cancel a previously submitted request, please call 644-7480.

New Books Display

Recently acquired books are on display on the circulation desk near the Research Center exit. Books on display may be checked out for three weeks as other library materials.

Career Collection

The Research Center maintains a collection of career-related books received by the Career Placement Office. Included in this collection are books on job searching strategies, writing résumés, interviewing skills, and starting a law practice. These materials are located in the Reference area on the second floor of the Research Center. Books from this collection may be checked out for three weeks as other library materials.

Online Renewals

From the FSU Libraries page, click 'My Account and Renewals.' Enter your library number from your FSU Card. The default password is your birth month and day in the format MMDD. Once your account information appears, click loans/renewals. For more detailed information, contact one of the Reference Librarians at 644-4095.