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Guide to the LLC

Each Learning lab has a method for you to sign-in:

Computer Lab-electronic sign in.  Scan your Essential Card or type your connections ID and select your reason for use.

Math/Science Lab electronic sign-in

Foreign Language lab- Manually sign-in on your class sheet.

Writing lab-manually sign-in.

Essentials Card
Make sure you have your Essentials Card (your student ID) on you when you come to the library. You will need this to check out items, including course reserves, and you will need to have money on your card to use the printers or copiers. If you don’t have a card, you can get one at the Business Office in the Student Success department. Your first card is free; replacements are $15.

The Information Desk
The information desk is home to many things, including the librarians who can help you learn to use the catalog and library databases and find anything in the library. You can also find course reserves, calculators, headphones, and whiteboard markers that can be checked out for use within the library for two hours at a time.

Behind the information desk, you will find one or more of the following people:

Barbara Markham, Faculty Librarian
Beryl White-Bing, Adjunct Librarian
Judy Stephenson, Adjunct Librarian
Bruce Latimer, Adjunct Librarian
Trina McCowan, Library Manager
Shannon Dew, Associate Dean

Stop by the Math lab and Science Lab

Stop by the Math lab and Science Lab

The Learning Center
The Library Learning Commons has five learning labs with tutors and handouts for many subjects. You can use these labs for studying by yourself or with a group.

The Computer Lab
You can use any of the computers within the library as long as you are taking classes in the current semester. We have 100 computers: 50 with Windows OS / 50 MAC OS.   In the center of the computer lab you can find the printers as well as students tutors who will help with computer problems and other questions you might have.

The Math Lab
The tutors in the Math Lab can help with your math classes: College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, Calculus 1-3, Differential Equations, and Statistics. We also have Accounting tutors on staff.  Please call to see if available.

The Science Lab
You can receive help in Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Physics, Physics w/Calculus, Microbiology and Earth Science.  The lab also contains diagrams and hands-on models  and bones.

The Language Lab
Put in your lab hours for French, Spanish, and American Sign Language here and get help from student tutors who have taken the same classes you’re taking. We have 50 computers in the ASL lab for practice.

The Writing Lab
Bring any paper, speech, or other written project  in English here! The tutors will review your formatted, typed and double-spaced paper for grammar, parenthetical citations, correct formatting, thesis statement, etc.  We can not help with neither content, nor hand-written or papers on an electronic device.

New to writing paragraphs? Need help with grammar? Need help creating your thesis statement? We now have a tutor who can help you! Ask for Christina! Christina can help you review grammar, reading and writing skills.

Group Study Rooms
If you need a place to study with a group or just a private place to study by yourself, check out the group study rooms. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis and contain a table, chairs, and a whiteboard (markers available at the information desk).  We have 10 group study rooms. two seat 6 people and eight seat 4.

FSCJ Deerwood  Center Library Learning CommonsThe Stacks
The stacks contain the library’s book collection, which is shelved in Library of Congress order from A on the left to Z on the right. There is also a DVD collection that has both educational DVDs and popular movies.

The Periodicals

The library subscribes to 40 magazines, journals and newspapers.  For a current list of magazine and journal subscriptions, click here.

We also have a daily subscription to USA Today and The Florida Times Union.