Alumni of the College, individuals auditing classes, and other groups designated by the Library Director are eligible to receive a library card providing for checkout privileges for two items at a time, subject to all library policies.
Florida Southern College is pleased to provide in-house access to many of its resources to the public. By agreement, the library cannot offer online fee-based searches or interlibrary loan services. Priority use of facilities and services is reserved for Florida Southern students, faculty, and staff.
Students, alumni, audit, and other groups
The general loan period for books, scores, and CDs to students, and alumni is twenty-one (21) days. Exceptions include children's books, periodicals and DVDs that circulate for a period of five (5) days. All materials are subject to recall when needed by students or other members of the faculty and staff.
Emeritus faculty have the same privileges as full-time faculty.
The faculty loan period for most library materials extends to the end of the current academic year. Exceptions include children's books, periodicals and DVDs that circulate for a period of five (5) days. All materials are subject to recall when needed by students or other members of the faculty and staff.
Adjunct & Retired Faculty
The faculty loan period for most library materials extends to the end of the current semester . Exceptions include children's books, periodicals and DVDs that circulate for a period of five (5) days. All materials are subject to recall when needed by students or other members of the faculty and staff.
The staff loan period is twenty-one (21) days, with a limit of fifteen (15) items. Exceptions include children's books, periodicals and DVDs that circulate for a period of five (5) days. All materials are subject to recall when needed by students or other members of the faculty and staff.
Loan Periods for Other Materials
A collection of current bestselling books - including fiction and non-fiction - is available on the second floor. These books may be checked out by students, faculty, and staff for a period of three (3) weeks. These books may be renewed.
DVDs circulate for a period of five (5) days to all categories of borrowers.
Instructional Materials Circulation (IMC)
Children's books in the Instructional Materials Collection (E, JUV, and Teacher's aids) circulate for five (5) days to all borrowers.
Faculty and staff members are allowed to check out periodicals from the library. Current, unbound issues and bound volumes of periodicals circulate for five (5) days.
Only faculty and staff members are permitted to check out reference materials for a five (5) day period. Photocopy machines are available to make copies as necessary within copyright limitations.
Students, staff, and faculty of Florida Southern College may make use of 5 private study carrels on the 2nd floor of the Roux Library. Carrels #1, 3, 4 & 5 may be used by any FSC individual. Study Carrel #2 is reserved for faculty use only. These spaces feature a chair, a table, and an electrical outlet. The rooms are modest, so they may only be used by 1(one) individual at a time. The following form allows you to reserve the rooms ahead of time. The reservations are for 2 hours, but may be renewed if not requested by additional individuals. An hour and a half before closing is the latest any individual may request a room. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.Make a Reservation
ReservesMost reserve materials circulate for two hours, "in library use only" to all categories of borrowers.
At a professors request, reserve materials may be circulated for different loan periods.
Reserves are available for faculty to set aside course materials for library use only or for overnight reserves. Materials placed on reserve for use must be in accord with copyright law. Materials available for reserve use include original or library-owned materials, and photocopy of works permissible if all of the four Fair Use criteria in Section 107 of the Copyright Law are met:
Microforms, items from the Special Collections, and other materials designated by the library do not circulate. These materials are for in library use only.
Student Loan Period Summary by Item Type
B. Returning Library Material
Library material should be returned to the Public Service Desk in the library lobby. Items returned to other libraries, items returned to the library through the mail, etc., will be considered overdue if received past their due date and will be subject to fines. In all cases of dispute concerning the return or failure to return items, three (3) consecutive unsuccessful searches for the items by the library staff shall be considered sufficient for the assessment of replacement fines.
C. Library Fines and Fees
Students, staff, and alumni will be assessed overdue fines at a rate of:
The maximum overdue fine assessed is $5.00. No fines less than $1.00 will be assessed. Overdue fines will apply at all times, including over holidays, vacations, and intersessions.
Fines may be paid by cash and check at the Circulation Desk. Fines may also be paid by mail with a check made payable to "Florida Southern College".
Faculty members will not be assessed overdue fines for college-owned materials.
Students, staff, and alumni will receive overdue notices according to the following time table:
Students' overdue fines will be transferred to the Business Office and their accounts assessed after thirty days.
Staff and alumni borrowing privileges will be suspended until all overdue fines have been paid.
Faculty members will receive a list of all materials currently checked out to them at the end of the academic year. They are to be returned or renewed at that time.
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni will be billed the replacement cost of the item lost plus a $10.00 processing fee.
Lost item charges are forwarded to the Business Office for collection thirty (30) days after the due date.
If an item is found after the lost charges have been paid, the patron will be refunded the replacement cost. The library will retain the $10.00 processing fee per item.
Damaged Materials Charges
Fees for damaged items are assessed on a case by case basis.
Borrowers who fail to return library material or who fail to pay fines charged by the library shall be considered delinquent. In accord with College policy, students may not receive transcripts, grades, register for additional classes at the College, or receive a diploma until their accounts are cleared.
D. Interlibrary Loan
Please visit the Interlibrary Loan Services page for eligibility, request processes, and an online request form.
E. Confidentiality of Borrowing Information
The Roux Library recognizes the need to protect the confidential nature of library circulation records. It is the librarys policy that:
Current borrower's records not be made available to anyone other than appropriate library staff;
The library does not release the names or other identifying information of the borrowers who hold, or who have held, library materials, except on receipt of a properly executed court order;
In cases where material is needed immediately, library staff use all means to communicate directly with the holder of the material to arrange for its return;
Any problems relating to the privacy of circulation and other records identifying the names of library users that are not provided for above shall be referred to the director of the library.
1. Copiers. One copier is located on the first floor next to Public Services.
NOTICE: WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS
2. Microfilm Reader/Printers. Two microfilm readers are available for patron use. A digital microfilm reader is on the first floor near the copy machine, and an analog reader is available near the children's collection on the second floor.
3. Computers. The library provides a public terminal on the first floor to access to the librarys holdings.
The library also provides computers for student use. These have Internet access and word-processing capabilities. No software may be loaded on to these computers beyond that which the library has provided. Use of these computers are reserved for students, faculty, and staff of Florida Southern College. Identification may be asked for at any time.
These computers are used at the risk of the user. The library does not guarantee the working integrity of each machine and is not responsible for any loss of information. In the event of printer malfunction, staff computers are not available for printing student projects.
4. Audio Stations/Computers. Headphones must be checked out at the Public Services Desk. Additionally, the library sells earbud headphones for $2.
5. Fax Machine. The librarys fax machine, located behind the Public Service Desk, may be used to send faxes by FSC Constituents. There is no fee to send a fax, but if the number is long distance, a calling card is required. There is a $1 fee per page to receive faxes. Student Life also provides free faxing services for students.
G. Library Classroom
Use of this room is restricted to the operating hours of the library unless by prior and special arrangement with the Director.
All requests for access to the United Methodist Archives must be referred to the Nell Thrift at (863) 680-4992.
Requests for access to the College archives and the Haley Collection may be brought to the College Archivist.
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