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The BASICs: Library Services to Know About

Checking out FGCU Library Books (and other materials)

  • Where: At Circulation Desk
  • Need to bring: Eagle ID card
  • Limited to: As many as you can carry
  • Keep for: 28 days (Videos 14 days—see full policy)
  • Need longer? Renew up to 2 times

Can’t find what you need in FGCU’s Library? Try these additional services:

UBorrow: Searches catalogs of state universities and colleges

  • After doing a catalog search, look for this link near the top right of the page: 
  • Items delivered in about five to seven school days
  • Receive email when item(s) available for pickup at Circulation Desk

Interlibrary Loan (ILLIAD)

    • Searches for items nationally
    • Need to create ILL account first (It’s easy!)
    • Although it could be sooner, allow minimum of 10 school days
    • Receive email when item(s) available for pickup (books at Circulation Desk; articles delivered to email)
    • ILL Policy

Course Reserves

  • Materials put on reserve by your course instructors
  • Search for materials by course name/number, instructor, or department
  • Pick up items not available online at Circulation Desk
  • Most materials are 2-3 hours in-library use only, or circulate for one, three, or seven days
  • No more than two reserve items per course can be checked out at a time

Group Study Rooms

  • 24 study rooms with computer, white board
  • Reserve a room up to 7 days in advance for up to 2 hours
  • Two active reservations allowed per day
  • Reserve a room

Photocopying and Printing

Pay using Eagle ID. To add funds to your card:

  • Deposit Eagle Dollars online using credit or debit card
  • Add cash using machines in main computer lab, 1st floor Library East
  • Go to cashier’s office in McTarnaghan Hall
Photocopying: 9 cents/page black & white; 28 cents/page color
    • First floor near Reference
    • LIB 220 East (b&w and color)
    • LIB 320 East
    • Swipe Eagle ID through card reader on top of the machine
Black & white: 6 cents/page, 11 cents double sided
Color: 30 cents/page, 59 cents double sided
    • Main computing lab: 20 b&w, 2 color
    • Quick Print Kiosks between Circulation and Main computing lab
    • Behind reference desk
    • LIB 220 East
    • LIB 320 East
    Printing Process:
    • From Library workstation, print document
    • In print window, make sure desired printer location is selected
    • Go to print release station
    • Type in login information and choose print job(s)
    • Swipe Eagle ID for payment
    • To print from laptop, see directions for Windows or Apple

    Go to the Library Lab Help Desk in main computing lab.

First Year Experience and Outreach Librarian, Heather Snapp

Heather Snapp
Library West 219 | (239) 745-4224

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