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Types of Library Card Permissions

Obtaining a Library Card

FSU Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars do not need to complete this form. FSU Visiting Scholars have received an appointment with an FSU department.  They are employees and have been given FSU ID cards from their sponsoring departments.  They have full borrowing privileges with the University Libraries as well as off-campus database access.

Community Borrowers

Community Borrowers may purchase a borrowing card in order to borrow print materials from the University Libraries.  FSU does not provide computers for internet browsing to the public.*  The computers in the libraries are intended primarily for the research needs of the FSU faculty, students, and staff. 

Community Borrower Card costs:

  • Alumni $25
  • Retirees $25
  • Students $25
  • General Public $25

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Special Borrowers

Special Borrowers are researchers affiliated with an FSU academic department (but not on appointment at FSU), a government agency, or with another academic institution.  Special Borrowers receive a free borrowing card for borrowing print materials only.  Off-campus access to databases and electronic resources are available to only current FSU faculty, students, and staff.  Wireless access is provided by the university and a number of research kiosks are available in the libraries for guests and special borrowers.*

Special Borrowers are required to upload supporting documentation (on official letterhead) from the sponsoring department, agency, or academic institution.  The letters should describe the borrower's affiliation and purpose of research

*University Libraries provides 12 computers for research access to the public. These computers are restricted to FSU-licensed library resources, government resources, and the FSU library catalog. The Research Kiosks are distributed throughout the Libraries as follows:

  • Strozier Learning Commons: 2 Research Kiosks
  • Strozier Scholars Commons: 2 Research Kiosks
  • Strozier North 4th Floor: 2 Research Kiosks
  • Strozier North 5th Floor: 2 Research Kiosks
  • Dirac 2nd (Main) Floor: 2 Research Kiosks

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