- Where are the libraries located?
- When are the libraries open?
- Which materials and services are available at DeSoto, Hardee, and Lake Placid?
- How do I contact someone at the Highlands Campus library?
- How does an SFSC student or employee get a Library card?
- How does a community member get an SFSC Library card?
- What are my “Borrower ID” and PIN?
- How many items may I check out?
- May I check out DVDs or videotapes?
- Can I get into my Library account to see what I have out, renew books, etc.?
- How much will I be charged for a late book?
- I forgot my library card. May I still use the Library resources?
- Where is the card catalog? How do I know what items you have?
- May I order a book from another library?
- May I return my book from another library to SFSC’s library?
- I need to find information for a research paper. Where do I start?
- Are there computers for my use in the libraries?
- May I use the Internet? May I check my e-mail?
- Can I use my own computer or flash drive in the library?
- Can I access and print research information from online sources?
- What is the charge for printing?
- Is computer usage limited?
- Is the Learning Resources Center (LRC) accessible to students with disabilities?
|Print reference and circulating books, journals, and audio-visual items are available. Computers provide access to the library catalog, databases, and Internet. Campus staff assists with circulation. Students may call the Highlands Campus reference desk for reference assistance.|
…or e-mail SFSC_Library@southflorida.edu
For SFSC students and employees, your SFSC photo ID card serves as your library card. Obtain your ID card in the Building B Welcome Center or in the front office of the DeSoto or Hardee Campus or the Lake Placid Center.
Students in SFSC/high school dual-enrollment, SFSC Career Academy, and SFSC Adult Education (ABE, ESOL, GED preparation) should bring a photo ID (high school ID’s are accepted for dual-enrolled and Career Academy students) to the Highlands Campus library circulation desk or the front office in DeSoto, Hardee, and Lake Placid Center in order to use library computers or check out library materials.
If you are not an SFSC student, you may borrow books and use Highlands Campus library computers by presenting your Heartland Library Cooperative card or SFSC library card.
Due to SFSC’s reciprocal borrowing agreement with the Heartland Library Cooperative, anyone who is at least 16 years old may borrow books from the SFSC Library at no charge. Present your HLC card and photo ID at the SFSC library’s circulation desk when checking out the books.
If you don’t have an HLC card, you may purchase an SFSC library card from the cashier’s office at the Highlands Campus or the front office of the DeSoto Campus, Hardee Campus, or Lake Placid Center. The card fee is $5, and the card is valid for five years. If you purchase a card from the Highlands Campus cashier’s office, bring your receipt to the library when you pick up your card.
Free SFSC library cards are issued to high school juniors and seniors who are at least 16 years old and not enrolled at SFSC. Pick up an application at the library circulation desk and return it with the signature of a parent or guardian.
You are responsible for any materials you check out from the SFSC library. If you use your card, contact the library immediately so that we may stop it from being used.
|Your Borrower ID is your GID, also known as the X number. Your GID can be found on your student ID or obtained through the Office of the Registrar. Please enter the X and the eight following digits.
If you are a community patron who has purchased a library card or use a Heartland Library Cooperative card, you may log in using the barcode printed on your SFSC library card or your HLC card; however, you will not be able to access databases or e-books. Please visit the library in person for access to these resources.
Your personal identification number (PIN) is the last four digits of your GID/X number or library card number. If you want to change your PIN, call the circulation desk at the Highlands Campus or the front office in DeSoto, Hardee, or Lake Placid.
|SFSC students (including dual-enrolled):||20 items for 30 days.|
|Faculty and adjunct faculty:||50 items for the term.|
|Full-time and part-time staff:||20 items for 30 days.|
|Career Academy students:||5 items for 14 days.|
|Community borrowers (adults):||5 items for 14 days.|
|High school juniors and seniors (not dual enrolled):||5 items for 14 days|
|Yes. Most audio-visual materials are allowed to circulate for seven days. You may check out two audio-visual items at a time.|
|Yes. A link to the My Account login page is in the center of the library home page on the SFSC website. Click the My Account tab.
|The late fee is 25 cents a day per book and $1 a day per audio-visual item.|
|You may always use materials in the library, but you will need a photo ID to use a computer, check out materials or use materials on reserve.|
The traditional card catalog has long been replaced by an electronic online database. You can access this online catalog from the Library’s website home page, or directly through http://discover.linccweb.org/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=FLCC2700
|Yes. With a valid SFSC library card, students, faculty and staff may borrow books and other materials from other libraries through interlibrary loan. You can request books from other Florida state/community colleges by clicking the “Request” link in the SFSC Library catalog. To request books from libraries other than state colleges, see the interlibrary loan specialist at the Highlands Campus Library. Plan ahead; allow at least a week for requested materials to arrive.
Community borrowers should use their local public libraries for interlibrary loan services.
|Yes. Students, faculty, and staff may use the services of the Florida Distance Learning Library Initiative (DLLI) by returning books for other Florida libraries to any SFSC library.|
|Consult our LibGuides, or speak with a reference staff member at the Highlands Campus library in-person, by phone, or through Ask-A-Librarian.|
|Computers are available in the Highlands, DeSoto, and Hardee campus libraries, and in a computer lab adjoining the Lake Placid Center library. The Highlands Campus library computers may be used by students, staff, and community library patrons. At the other campuses/center, the computers in the libraries are for students only. Each campus/center has two computers set up in the lobby for community use.|
|Yes; please abide by the Learning Resources Center and Campus/Center Libraries Computer Use Guidelines. You may visit online sites and check your e-mail. For those enrolled in distance learning classes, e-mail is essential. Copies of our user guidelines are posted at each of our libraries.|
|Yes. The SFSC libraries have wireless connections, so you can go online using your mobile computer, tablet, or other web device. To print from a mobile device in the Highlands Campus Library you may use one of the options on our printing vendor page: https://www.wepanow.com/|
|Yes, in addition to using the Internet, library patrons, including community patrons not affiliated with SFSC, may use our subscription databases while in the Highlands Campus library. Students may do so at the DeSoto and Hardee Campus libraries and in the computer lab adjacent to the Lake Placid Center library. We subscribe to databases covering a wide variety of subjects. The contents may be saved, e-mailed, or printed.|
Scanning is free.
Printing costs 10 cents per page for black and white, and 40 cents for color. You may use your credit card, money on your WEPA account, or purchase a 2 dollar pre-paid card at the Reference Desk.
Copies cost 10 cents per page for black and white, and 40 cents for color. The machine accepts only cash, in coins or small bills.
|The Highlands Campus library computers are available to everyone, but students get priority when all workstations are in use. If others are waiting, the time limit is one hour.|
|Yes. Students with specific disabilities may request accommodations and services such as large print or other forms of assistive technology. Students should first contact the disabilities specialist, located in the Counseling and Advising Center, prior to visiting the library, to determine the appropriate accommodations that are needed. For information on special accommodations at the DeSoto and Hardee campuses and the Lake Placid Center, contact the SFSC disabilities specialist in the Counseling and Advising Center at 863-784-7131.|