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Assessment: Library Research & Statistics

FSU libraries use data to to drive its decision making to improve access, services, and collections for FSU populations.

Business Administration

Business Administration oversees the fiscal management of the Libraries as directed by the Dean. This includes everything from planning the budget to closing out expenditures at the end of each fiscal year.

Cataloging & Description

Cataloging & Description processes several thousand items in many different formats and languages each month. Every item receives a cataloging record in Florida State's on-line bibliographic database, that accurately describes the items and reflects its subject content.


The Circulation department handles the lending and retrieval of library materials. These materials include reserve items, textbooks, journals, and books. They can assist you with renewing items, and borrowing.

Claude Pepper Library

The Claude Pepper Library was established in 1985 as the official repository for the Claude Pepper Papers, a unique and multi-faceted collection of manuscripts, photographs, audio/video recordings, and memorabilia by and about U.S. Congressman Claude Pepper (1900-1989).

Collection Access

The University Libraries is committed to making its collections accessible to students, faculty and staff of The Florida State University as well as the broader scholarly community.

Collection Development

Our Collection Development department (Serials & Acquisitions Services) acquire and classify monograph and serial titles in all languages and formats (e.g., books, serials & periodicals, maps, music, audiovisual, electronic resources, etc.) that meet the Libraries' collection scope.

Development: Supporting the FSU Libraries

When you give to the Florida State University Libraries, you support the entire university. Each year, over 1.5 million students, faculty, staff and friends utilize the Libraries’ study and research facilities. Many more visit the Library online.

Dirac Science Library

The Paul A.M. Dirac Science Library is located in the heart of the Science Center complex, consolidating the University libraries' scientific and technical books and periodicals in one central location.

Distance Learning

All library services at FSU are available to the distance education community. Our desired contribution to your success extends beyond simply providing access to scholarly resources. We understand that utilizing FSU Libraries' resources and services at a distance comes with unique challenges.


Facilities Management at The Florida State University Libraries effectively and efficiently provides maintenance and operational services that support the faculty, staff and students in pursuit of excellence in their individual and institutional academic research and community objectives.

FAMU-FSU Engineering Library

The engineering library provides materials, services and facilities to support the needs of our students. This also includes providing reference assistance to persons needing information involving the changing aspects of engineering, improving our collection, organizing this collection, providing circulation control, and enhancing our electronic access to resources here and at other university libraries.

Friends of the Florida State University Libraries

The Friends support the Libraries by heightening awareness of the Libraries’ resources, services and needs; sponsoring programs that stimulate intellectual and cultural interchange; providing financial support to enhance library resources and services; and supporting fundraising.

Heritage Protocol & University Archives

Published, unpublished, audio, and visual materials, memorabilia and ceremonial objects, and official university records.

Human Resources

FSU Libraries Human Resources is dedicated to making a difference by providing comprehensive human resource services and partnering with the University Libraries community to support its goals and programs. Hr provides employment information for all positions.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service where a student, faculty, or staff of Florida State University may obtain books or obtain photocopies of articles from other institutions. We Search the World for You... and Deliver!

Learning Commons (Services to Undergraduates and Visitors)

The Learning Commons is located on the first floor of Strozier Library. Serving primarily undergraduate students, the LC provides a variety of resources and spaces designed to support student academic success and promote social connections.

Panama City Library, Republic of Panama

Panama City Library, Republic of Panama serves the FSU population of Panama.


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Scholars Commons

The Scholars Commons, located on the lower level of Strozier Library, offers resources to facilitate study and research by faculty and graduate students.


Security at FSU Libraries ensures patrons may safely use the facilities by helping patrons adhere to security policies and procedures. The department provides customer service to Library patrons by answering questions and issuing guest cards to visitors.

Special Collections & Archives

The Special Collections and Archives Division of the Florida State University Libraries advances research by acquiring, preserving, and providing access to original primary source materials. The division includes Special Collections, Heritage Protocol, the Claude Pepper Library, and the Digital Library Center..

Systems (Support of the Technology Environment)

The Systems Department is located on the ground floor of Strozier library. The Department is responsible for maintaining library technology and computers.

Technology and Digital Scholarship

Providing high-quality technology services, leadership in digital scholarship, and supporting new models of scholarly communication, the Technology and Digital Scholarshp department delivers solutions that work in a diverse, fast-paced academic environment.

Technology Center

The Tech Center is located in the Undergraduate Services area and provides lending services for technology equipment, computer & software assistance and laptop lending.

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