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The BASIC Experience: 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 11 state universities

  • 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

    • 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)

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

  • 22 study rooms
  • 3-hour loan period
  • All include computer, white board
  • Available on a first-come, first-served basis (no reservations)
  • Check out at Circulation Desk (student ID needed)
  • Limited to groups of 3 or more except Mon-Thu after 7pm and Fri-Sun anytime
  • See which rooms are available now

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
    • LIB 129 West (B&W and color)
    • 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

For more help

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

First Year Experience and Outreach Librarian
Heather Snapp

Heather Snapp

Contact Info:
Library West 219
(239) 745-4224

Reese's & Research

Fall 2014

Swing by, grab a treat,
& ask a question!
Osprey Hall 2002
Wednesdays 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

No office hours are scheduled for the summer, but you can email me to schedule a consultation!


WORKSHOPS: Fall 2014

  • Library Basics
    Tue, Sep 16, 12:00, LIB 211
    Wed, Sep 17, 4:00, Biscayne 1454
  • Intro to the Research Process
    Tue, Sep 30, 12:00, LIB 211
    Wed, Oct 1, 4:00, Eagle TBA

Check back in the Fall for more
details and a link to register!