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FAQs

When are you guys open?

Fall 2014:  Library, Academic Computer Lab. Math Lab, Science Lab, Writing Lab and Foreign Language Lab: M-Th 8:00 am-8:00 pm; Friday 8:00 am-2:00 pm.  On Saturday, the library and computer lab,  are open 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Writing Lab, Math Lab and Science Lab are open 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Fall 2014 Holiday Schedule:

Veterans Day Holiday

Tuesday, November 11th: Closed

Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, November 26th: Hours 8:00 am – 5:00pm
Thursday November 27th –  Saturday, November 29th: Closed

       Winter Break

Math Computer Lab

Monday, December 15  – Tuesday, January 6th:  Closed

Library Leaning Commons

Monday, December 15 – Thursday, December 8th: Hours 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday December 20th  – Closed
Monday, December 22nd – Tuesday, December 23rd: Hours 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, December 24th – Saturday, January 3rd: Closed
Monday, January 5th – Tuesday, January 6th: Hours 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

How do I renew my Library Books from FSCJ? Please click this link it will take you to a helpful video that shows you how to renew books online.

Do I need to make an appointment for the Learning Labs? You don’t have to make an appointment for any lab, but if you want to make sure that a tutor for a specific subject is available you can call ahead to 997.2562.

Do I need to reserve a study room?   We have 10 study rooms!  Our study rooms are first-come first-served and cannot be reserved. Just check in to the library and grab an available room!

How do I access the online Library or Database? As a registered FSCJ student you can access our online library resources at FSCJ.edu by login through the student portal Connections located at the top of that page. For detailed instructions with images please click here.

What is my Borrower ID and PIN?
Students:  Students who log in to the Library Learning Commons through Connections will be automatically logged in to the Database.  You do not need to input any other credentials if you log in through Connections.
Faculty: Your Borrower ID is your employee ID, and your PIN is your four digit birth date, month and year (e.g. April 4th: 0404).

How do I find a book using these weird letters and numbers? That weird thing is the Library of Congress call number for the book.  The system is an alpha-numeric system.  If you have a number like QH105.F6 P58 2009, first find the section with QH (after QG and before QI), then QH105 (after QH104 and before QH106). You might be able to find the book by title from here, but if there are a lot of books in the section, keep going through QH105.F6 (after QH105.F5 and before QH105.F7) and then QH105.F6 P58 (after QH105.F6 P5 and before QH105.F6 P6). The last four digits here (2009) are the year the book was published.

How much are overdue fines? The library does not charge fines for books overdue by a few days. After a few weeks, the book will be considered lost and there will be a fine of $50 per book and $25 per DVD on your student account — this will prevent you from registering for classes or graduating. The fine will be removed when you return the lost book or replace it with an equivalent copy in good condition.

How do I Print/Copy in the library?
Step 1: Have your Student ID/Essential Card
If you don’t have this card, you can get one at the Student Success office located in D2400. Your first card is free; replacement cards cost $10.
Step 2:  Have money on your card
You can pay with cash at the Business Office located within Student Success. Funds will be credited to your account immediately unless the card is brand-new.
No cash? Pay by debit or credit card via Connections:  log in and click on the “Essential Bucks” link on the home page.  Either option has a $5 minimum deposit.
Step 3:  Print!
Open your file on any of our computers, hit print, and send to the “Master_Queue” printer.  Then go to a printer in the center of the computer circle, swipe your card, and take home your printout.  The cost is 10 cents per page.

Are children allowed in the library? Children under 16 are not allowed in the instructional areas of the college.  All of the library learning commons are instructional areas.  Therefore, children under 16 are not allowed in the library.

How may I contact a librarian for help? The librarians at the Open Campus/Deerwood Center may be reached several ways:

  • Telephone: 904-997-2562 (during the hours of operation)
  • Email an Open Campus/Deerwood Center librarian for reference help: online.reference@fscj.edu
  • Send a Facebook message to an Open Campus/Deerwood Center librarian.
  • Use  ASK-A-LIBRARIAN
  • Call another campus library:  Downtown Campus 904.633.8169 – Kent Campus 904.381.3545 – North Campus 904.766.6636 – South Campus 904.646.2179 – Cecil Center 904.779.4050 – Nassau Center 904.548.4467
  • Come in during open hours! A Librarian is always on duty to help you!

May I bring food and drink in the library? Food is not allowed in the library. Drinks with a lid are allowed. Please place drinks on the floor when using the computer lab.

May I connect my laptop to the library network to print? No. Personal Laptops may not physically connect to the College Network to access the Internet; however, they can connect to the Internet through FSCJ-Wireless.  The LLC printers are only connected to the on-campus college computers and can not be accessed through wireless connection.  The only way to print on campus is through the college’s computers.

Please note:  personal laptops are not allowed in the computer lab area but may be used anywhere else in the library.