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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the library hours?

A: The library hours vary by semester. Current information can be found here: Library Hours

Q: What is the URL for the Library website?


Q: Can I eat & drink in the library?

A: Food and drink pose a potential risk to library collections, equipment, and furnishings.  We therefore ask that you act responsibly when consuming food and drink in the library.  Please use waste baskets and recycling containers for disposal.

Q: Do I need a library card?

A: Your NCF ID acts as your library card.  There is no separate card for the library.

Q: What is my 14 digit ID #?

A: This number is on the bottom of your ID.  You will see LIB# 211...  The 14 digit # always starts with 211.

Q: What is my library pin or password?

A:  This is your month and day of birth, ie. 0306 or 1027.

Q: How many items can I check out?

A: As a student you can have 50 items checked out on your card.

Q: Can I renew online?

A:  NCF patrons can renew online: log into your library account by going to the catalog,, and click on renewals/library account.  Log in with your 14 digit # and month & day of birth.  Can renew selected items or everything in the list.

Q: How do I get started using the library?

A:  We have developed some short videos that will show you how to get started.  All of the videos are linked off our Discover Research! page.

Topics covered are: How do I Connect from Home? [27 seconds]; How do I find a book? [53 seconds]; How do I find an article? [55 seconds]; How do I browse an ejournal? [44 seconds]; Using UBorrow [52 seconds]; Setting up an ILLiad account [57 seconds]; Requesting a book through ILLiad [55 seconds];and Google Scholar [60 seconds].

Q: How do I request a librarian come to my class to instruct my students about library resources?

A: Fill out the Request a Course Instruction Session form. A librarian will contact you to make arrangements for the instruction.

Q:  What other services are available from the Academic Resource Center (ARC)?

A:  The ARC houses New College’s Quantitative Resource Center, Writing Resource Center, Language Resource Center, Educational Technology Services, and an open-use computer lab available to both New College and USF Sarasota-Manatee patrons. Additionally, there is plenty of room and movable furniture for study and collaboration. The ARC is open during library hours. For more information please visit ARC Services.

Q: Does the library have wireless access?

A: Yes. The library has wireless access available for students to use. Bring in your device and be easily connected to library resources, such as databases. For more information: Wireless Access

Q:  Where do I photocopy or print in the library?

A:  There are 2 photocopiers/printers located on the 1st floor of the library near the Circulation & Referral Desk.  Copies/printouts at $.10 per page.  All copies/printouts are in black & white.

Q:  How do I pay for my copies/printouts?

A:  Our machines only use print cards.  You purchase a card for $2.00.  There is a $1. value on the card when you purchase it.  Replenish the value on your card as needed.

Q:  Is there a change machine in the library?

A:  Although the library does not have a change machine the Business Office does give change.

Q:  Where do I find print reserves?

A:  Print reserves are the items that professors want to make available to everyone in the class.  These books are kept at the Circulation & Referral Desk (under the stairs).  They can be used in the library for 3 hours.  Remember to bring your ID to check the books out.

Q:  Where do I find electronic reserves?

A:  Electronic reserves are found in Moodle.  

Q: What is UBorrow?

A:  UBorrow is a service offered by Florida’s public state university system libraries. It allows eligible patrons to borrow materials directly from any participating library when the materials are not available at the patron’s home library.

Q:  Does the Library use Social Media?

A:  Yes, you can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Goodreads.


    Twitter: @JBC Library



Q:  How can I contact a librarian?

A:  You can chat, e-mail or text with Ask A Librarian from the library homepage, fill out a Meet with a Librarian form, or e-mail

Q:  How do I contact the library?

A:  Our phone # is 941-487-4305 and e-mail is

Q: Where can I find information about the thesis?
A: The Provost's Thesis/Senior Project Page has all the information and forms you might need about the thesis.