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  • Allen Music Library

    The mission of the Warren D. Allen Music Library is to support the learning and research needs of the College of Music and the University, through the provision of materials, access, and services related to scholarly research and performance of music.

  • 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. 

    Contact: (850) 644-5211

  • Circulation

    The Borrowing Materials page inlcudes a list of those who can borrow and fines that are incurred if materials are not returned by the due date.

    The Circulation department will help you finding materials, or reporting materials lost.

    Renewing Items you have checked out

  • Collection Development and Access

    Collection Development and Access is the area of the Library responsible for the ordering, purchasing, and maintenance of  the collection of books, videos, electronic resources, cd-roms, microforms, and other media. In addition, we maintain the library's budgets, process invoices, process the Library's continuations (publications we receive on a regular basis), and negotiate with vendors.

  • 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.


  • Facilities

    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.

  • Innovation Hub

    The Innovation Hub is designed to support Design Thinking with the latest technologies, a Digital Fablab, Virtual Reality Lab, Hackerspace, and a variety of spaces and technologies for collaborative work supporting groups from 2 to 140. The Innovation Hub is supported by nineteen partner departments within the University.

    121 Louis Shores Building
    Tel.: (850) 645-8418

  • Law Research Center

    Florida State Law students have 24/7 access to the Research Center. Our students can also use virtual reference provided by expert research librarians.

    Please visit the College of Law Research Center

  • London Study Center

    Since 1971, the FSU London Program has offered students from across the nation a fine liberal arts curriculum in an historic seat of Western government, commerce, and literature. The London Study Centre is located in a row of 17th century buildings registered on the British National Heritage list.

  • Maguire Medical Library

    The vision of the Maguire Medical Library is to provide 21st century information resources to cultivate physicians who are expert learners, problem solvers and agents of change.

    The mission of the medical library is to provide access to high quality, relevant, and current information in a supportive environment.

  • Marketing and Communications

    The FSU Libraries Marketing Team is committed to producing high-quality branded materials and content to better engage FSU students, faculty, staff, and the entire scholarly community. We aim to tell the story of the FSU Libraries.


    Travis Jordan 

    Assistant Director; Media, Marketing & Communications

  • Metadata and Discovery Services

    The Metadata and Discovery Services Department provide accurate and sufficient metadata so that users can find, identify, select, and access library resources. We connect users with the FSU community & beyond to FSU’s rich resources. We also share expertise in metadata and description to strengthen discovery within and across systems.

  • Research and Learning Services

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


  • Security

    Emergency Call 911 

    Library Security staff are responsible for ensuring the safety and protection of all individuals, their belongings and University property. Security Staff are located at the entrance/exit area of the Strozier and Dirac Libraries. In addition, Security staff routinely patrol the building.  Feel free to ask for assistance at any time. The Security staff can also be contacted at the Security Desk (850) 644-5426.

  • Technology and Digital Scholarship

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

  • Technology Center

    The Technology Center offers the use of its facilities and collections to FSU’s students with the goal of supporting classroom assignments, instruction, and the general support of the university's mission. We offer equipment checkout, media help, technology troubleshooting, and appointment or walk-in assistance at all hours Strozier, Dirac, and FAMU-FSU Engineering Libraries are open.


  • Undergraduate Services

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


    Hours & Information (automated phone tree) -- (850) 644-2706

About The Florida State University Libraries

The mission of the University Libraries is to support and enhance the learning, teaching, research, and service activities of the Florida State University...