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UF Libraries

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The University of Florida Libraries
hold Florida's largest collection of
information resources with more
than 4,000,000 volumes, 4,200,000
microforms, 1,000,000 documents,
550,000 maps and images, and
15,000 electronic databases in tape,
diskette, and CD-ROM formats. In
addition, the libraries provide nearly
25,000 journal subscriptions with
full-text electronic issues of nearly
18,000 journal titles available via the
home page.

Library Hours
The libraries' hours are found on
the libraries' home page at
www.uflib.ufl.edu and inside each

Library Card
Your Gator 1 identification card
serves as your library card and will
be activated when you check out
your first book or upon request at
any Smathers library. You may also
use the online form in Online
Request Forms on the libraries'
home page, www.uflib.ufl.edu.

Connecting From Home
The libraries' home page and many
databases and services may be
accessed from your home or office.
To use library-licensed resources
from off-campus you must connect
through the UF Libraries in one of
several ways provided. Select
Remote Access from the UF
Libraries' home page for connec-
tion options.

To prepare for connecting off-
campus, you should 1) obtain a
GatorLink account and 2) activate
the 14-digit library number beneath
the barcode on your Gator 1 card.

Computer Workstations
Computer workstations for conduct-
ing library research are available in
all campus libraries. Logon using the
14 digit number below the barcode
on your activated Gator 1 card. Most
library workstations do not have
word processing software loaded on
them. Campus computer labs in the
Computer Science and Engineering
building (CSE), Weil Hall, the
Architecture building, Norman Hall,
and Bryan Hall may be used for
writing purposes. The libraries
provide a limited number of com-
puters for reading and sending email
messages. Scanners are located on
the first floor of the Marston Science
Library, in Library West, the
Architecture and Fine Arts Library,
and in Special Collections on the
second floor of Smathers Library.

Library Catalog/
Access to Materials
WebLUIS is the software system that
searches the electronic catalog of all
Smathers Libraries. In addition,
electronic indexes, databases and
course reserves may be accessed
from the libraries' home page.
Detailed information on searching
WebLUIS is found in Training and

User Guides on the libraries' home
page or in handouts in the libraries.

Full-text Magazines,
Newspapers and
The libraries own a large and contin-
ually increasing array of journals
available in full-text on the Web.
To locate specific titles, use the
E-Journals section on the home
page; many are also listed in the UF
Libraries' catalog. Use the Database
Locator on the libraries' home page
to quickly link to any known
database or see lists of databases
recommended as "project-starters"
or for particular subjects.

The following databases covering
multiple subject areas are highly
recommended for undergraduates
and others beginning their research
on topics of current interest.
Academic Search Premier
Lexis Nexis Academic
If the databases listed above do not
fit your need, contact a librarian to
help you find a more relevant source
of information.

Database Locator
To locate a database, use the
Database Locator on the libraries'
home page and follow the instruc-
tions. Detailed instructions may be
found in a printed handout which is
also available through Training
and User Guides on the libraries'
home page.

Checking out Books
and Materials

Loan policies:
Undergraduate students may borrow
most materials for three weeks.

Graduate students and staff may
borrow most materials for eight

Faculty may borrow most materials
for up to six months. Most items are
due April 1 or October 1.

Some items (e.g., special loan mate-
rials within the active collection,
reserve items, video recordings) do
not circulate or circulate for shorter
periods. Borrowers are responsible
for returning materials on or before
the due date stamped in each item.

Renewing books: Online renewal
for most books is available by using
the online form in Online Request
Forms on the libraries' home page.
Overdue materials and those that
have reached the ten renewals limit
cannot be renewed online.

Materials may also be renewed at
any circulation desk (except for
interlibrary loans and those from
the Map & Imagery and Mead
Libraries), unless another borrower
has requested them.

It is best to renew materials no earli-
er than one week before due date to
allow for maximum borrowing time.

Reference Questions
You may ask librarians for one-on-one help at the information or reference
desk in each library. Email reference questions through the Ask A Reference
Question service in Online Request Forms on the libraries' home page.
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Overdue materials: Borrowers are
responsible for returning or renew-
ing materials on or before the due
date. As a courtesy the libraries send
an overdue notice approximately
seven days after the due date.

Failure to return or renew materials
on or before the due date will result
in blocked library privileges. If the
items are not returned promptly, the
borrower will be billed the replace-
ment cost for overdue items in
addition to fines accrued. Overdue
fines are assessed at the rate of
25 cents per day per item. Fines for
course reserve items are 25 cents per
hour per item.

Requesting UF Libraries' items
you need: Borrowers may request an
item charged to another borrower by
completing a "Recall/Hold" form.
Items displaying an "In Process"
message in the catalog are not yet
on the open shelves and may be
requested by completing an
"In Process" form. Both forms are
available in Online Request Forms
on the libraries' home page or at any
circulation desk.

Recalled materials: If an item in
circulation is requested by another
borrower, the libraries send an "Item
Needed Notice." Borrowers may keep
the recalled item a maximum of
three weeks from the date it was
borrowed and may not renew it.
Upon returning the item, the
borrower may complete a request
form and ask to be notified when
the item is again available.

Materials needed for course reserve
must be returned immediately.
Failure to respond promptly will
result in suspended borrowing
privileges and possible further action.

Interlibrary loan: If an item is not
owned by the UF Libraries, the
Interlibrary Loan Office (ILL) will
try to borrow the item or obtain a
photocopy from another library.
Complete the online ILLiad Request
Form found on the libraries' home
page or ask for assistance at a library
service desk. Interlibrary Loan is in
room 235 of Library West and
open 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday

Book return: Books may be returned
at any campus library regardless of
the library borrowed from except
course reserve materials. Library
West has a drive-up book drop. Do
not return reserve materials, micro-
forms, videotapes, CD-ROMS or
computer disks in the drive-up drop.

Preservation: Your care determines
the life span of the library materials
you use. Please help protect and
preserve them.
* Keep food and drink away from
* Use a bookmark instead of paper
clips or folded corners
* Do not write or mark in books
* Protect books from water damage
* Notify the circulation attendants of
damaged items

Course Reserves
Course reserves are items set aside
for special or class use. To find
readings placed on reserve for your
class, search the Course Reserve
Index on the libraries' home page
using the course number or your
professor's last name. The index
provides a listing of where they are
located and for how long they may
be checked out. Many reserve items
are available in electronic format
and may be accessed online from
your home, office, or any computer
on campus.

Subject Guides
Subject guides have been developed
by Smathers Libraries' subject
specialists to identify useful
resources for researchers in their
disciplines. In many cases, they
provide a description of local library
collection resources as well. See
Subject Guides on the libraries'
home page.

Printing and
Photocopying is available at all
libraries. Xerox service provides over
40 public photocopy machines. Most
have book-saver edges and meet
basic photocopy needs. Several
copiers allow for enlargement,
reduction and two-sided copying.
Computer printers are available in
all locations. Several locations house
microform reader/ printers. Copy
machines and microform and
computer printers operate with cards
only. Card dispensers are available in
Library West, Marston Science,
Education, Health Science, and Law
Libraries. A reusable card may be
purchased for $1, $5, $10, or $20 and
includes copying value as well as the
cost of the card. Additional value may
be added by depositing bills into
re-value machines.

Special Services
Special services are available for
users with disabilities. Register at the
circulation desk in Library West or
Health Science Center Library or
Legal Information Center, and refer
to the brochure "Library Services for
Users with Disabilities" available in
print or in Library Services on the
libraries' home page.

Library Bookstore
Books on all subjects, vinyl records,
cassette tapes, magazines, and old
UF yearbooks can be purchased at
the Smathers Library Bookstore on
the first floor of Smathers Library.
Hours are listed on Library Services
on the libraries' home page.

Library Orientations
Orientations and other classes are
held several times each semester.
Meeting times and places are listed
under Training and User Guides
on the libraries' home page. Guides
and tutorials for learning on your
own are also available on this page.
Pick up handouts in any campus

Assigned Study Carrels
A limited number of assigned seat-
ing is available for graduate students,
Ph.D. candidates, and faculty in
Library West and Marston Science
Library. Small lockers are available
to students majoring in Education at
the Education Library. Ask at the cir-
culation desks for more information.

Suggestions and
The UF Libraries offer many
services to help students, faculty,
and staff. Every library has an infor-
mation or reference desk where you
may ask librarians for one-on-one
help. Please let us know of any
problems you have had using the
UF Libraries or ideas you have for
improving service!

If you wish to suggest the purchase
of a book or other material, you
may use the Library Materials
Suggestion Form found in Online
Request Forms on the libraries'
home page.

UF Libraries and Collections

Library West houses
collections supporting
humanities, social sciences,
and business.
(Circulation 392-0345;
Reference 392-0361)
Government Documents
Department (392-0367)
Microforms Center
Interlibrary Loan
(392-0311) Library West

Smathers Library houses the Digital
Library Center (846-0129) and the
Department of Special and Area Studies
Collections (392-9075). Most materials
must be used within the second floor
departmental research room open to
qualified researchers, who will be asked
to register and show identification.
Baldwin Library of Historical
Children's Literature
Rare Books
University Archives Smathers Library
Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts
PK. Yonge Library of Florida History
The Latin American Collection (392-0360) is located on the
fourth floor
Smathers Library Bookstore (392-0355 ext. 176) is located on
the first floor

Architecture & Fine Arts Library (392-0222) covers art,
architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, urban and
regional planning, and building construction.

Marston Science Library holds the
physical, earth and life sciences,
engineering, agricultural, and
mathematics collections. (Circulation
392-2851; Reference 392-2836)
Government Documents
Department (392-0367) and
The Map and Imagery Library
(392-2825) are housed on the
first floor

Marston Science Library

*The Government Documents Department is moving to the first
floor of Marston Science Library during fall 2003.
8/03 Photos by John Ashcraft and Barbara Hood

Architecture and Fine Arts Library

Education Library

Music Library Journalism and
Communications Library

Education Library (392-0707) supports the academic programs of
the College of Education.
The Isser and Rae Price Library of udaica (392-0308)
is housed in the Education Library

Music Library (392-6678) houses music scores, books, periodicals
and other music sources as well as a non-circulating collection of
sound recordings.

Allen H. Neuharth Journalism and Communications Library
(392-0455) provides support to the instruction programs in the
College of Journalism and Communications.

Health Science Center Library (392-3585) supports all programs in
the six colleges in the J. Hillis Miller Health Science Center
Legal Information Center (392-0417) supports the law programs of
the Holland Law Center
Coastal Engineering Archives (392-2710)
Division of Plant Industry Library (372-3505)
Herbarium Library (392-1721)
Institute of Black Culture (392-0895)
Mead Library (392-1554, ext. 240); located in P.K. Yonge Research
School, 1080 S.W. 11th Street
Veterinary Medicine Reading Room (392-4700 ext. 5445)

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