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Faculty Services

Subject Librarians

FSU Libraries offers a professional librarian liaison to each department, school, and program who provides tailored instruction and research assistance for students and faculty. Each liaison can work collaboratively with teaching faculty, serve as a department's first point of contact for information about library resources and services, and also select materials to support students and their current course curricula.

Schedule an Instruction Session

Librarians are available to meet with classes for instruction in the effective use of information resources. Customized library sessions may be requested to introduce classes to the major research tools in specific disciplines, with an emphasis on the use and comparative value of these resources and how they fit into the context of the research process.

Schedule a Research Consultation

Library subject specialists offer collaborative partnerships and consulting for data and research projects.

Course Reserves

FSU Libraries provides access to course-related materials. Course materials may be put on reserve at one of the libraries or made available on Canvas at the instructor’s request. Reserve items may be checked out at a library service desk for short-term use in the library.

Materials Purchase Suggestion

Librarians are available to review suggested research materials for the library to purchase.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service where a student, faculty, or staff at FSU may obtain books or obtain photocopies of articles from other institutions.

Library Express Delivery Service

FSU Libraries provides a library express delivery service to all faculty members, staff, post-docs, and graduate assistants with appointments (i.e., graduate assistants, research assistants and teaching assistants). Available items are delivered to department offices within 48 hours. Scanned articles and book chapters are delivered by email.

Faculty Extended Time Individual Study Rooms

FSU Libraries provides individual study rooms for faculty on a semester basis.

Reading Room

FSU Libraries provides quiet study space designated for faculty and graduate students only. Requires card swipe access.

Traveling Scholars

Through the OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing program, FSU faculty may gain borrowing privileges and on-site access to some of the major U.S. research university libraries that participate in the program. Check with your subject librarian to get a reciprocal borrowing card before visiting one of these university libraries.


The digital research repository provides open access to research products of FSU, such as scholarly journal articles, educational materials, conference presentations, student theses & dissertations, research data, and more.

Digital Research and Scholarship

FSU Libraries offers collaborative partnerships and consulting for technology-inflected research in the areas of digital humanities, academic publishing, and instruction.

About The Florida State University Libraries

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