Roux Library offers individual and group instruction in the use of library materials and online databases. Group instruction is offered in the library classroom on the third floor or in classrooms across campus. Individual consultations can occur in person or over the phone. To make arrangements for a library instruction class or research appointment, contact an Instructional Services Librarian at 863-680-4164.
Schedule a Personal Research Consultation Appointment
The Roux Library instructional services team utilizes the Threshold Concepts contained in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to deepen the library's support of the curriculum and the instruction of information literacy skills. Our goal is to provide students the personalized attention they need to navigate the complex information environment of today's academic setting.
Circulation of Library Materials
Borrowing privileges are limited to Florida Southern College students, faculty, and staff. Presentation of a valid college ID is required to check out materials. Alumni of the College, members of the Board of Trustees, and other individuals designated by the Director of the Library are eligible to receive a library card providing for checkout privileges for two items at a time, subject to all library policies.
Roux Library provides in-house access to many of its physical resources to the public. Priority use of facilities and services is reserved for Florida Southern students, faculty, and staff.
Register to Use the Library
Many professors place books and other materials on reserve in the library so that students may use them outside of class for special projects. These are shelved at the Circulation Desk, and are available for use in the library or (under limited circumstances established by the professor) for overnight use. Roux Library maintains a core collection of current textbooks on reserve. Search the complete catalog for Reserve Items.
Library Resources for Students Taking Online Courses
Review information about access to Library Resources for students taking online courses from Florida Southern College.
Review complete information about Interlibrary Loan.
Students, staff, and faculty of Florida Southern College may make use of six private study carrels on the second floor of Roux Library and four study carrels on the second floor of the McKay Archives. These spaces feature a chair, a table, and an electrical outlet. The rooms may only be used by one individual at a time. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Supplies for Loan
Need a portable whiteboard with markers and eraser? An umbrella, headphones, a calculator, a stapler, a three-hole punch, or an HDMI cable? These and more supplies are available for short-term loan at the circulation desk!
Quality Service Policy
It is the policy of Roux Library and the McKay Archives Center to provide exemplary service to all of our patrons, including students, faculty, staff, community users, and researchers. This three-point Quality Service Policy was adopted by the library staff in September 2007, and was revised in July 2014.
- The library and archives staff will foster an environment which welcomes patrons and encourages them to return.
- The library and archives staff will seek the optimal customer service solution to every patron interaction.
- The library and archives staff will share responsibility for communicating solutions to patrons.
For additional information, please contact the library at 863-680-4164 or the archives at 863-680-4994.