- What are the library hours?
- What is the URL for the Library website?
- Can I eat & drink in the library?
- Do I need a library card?
- What is my 14 digit ID #?
- What is my library pin or password?
- How many items can I check out?
- When are books due?
- Can I renew online?
- How do I get started using the library?
- How do I request a librarian to come to my class to instruction my students about library resources?
- What other services are available from the Academic Resource Center (ARC)?
- Does the library have wireless access?
- Where do I photocopy or print in the library?
- How do I pay for my copies/printouts?
- Is there a change machine in the library?
- Where do I find print reserves?
- Where do I find electronic reserves?
- What is UBorrow?
- Does the Library use Social Media?
- How can I contact a librarian?
- How do I contact the library?
- Where can I find information about the thesis?
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
A: As a student you can have 50 items checked out on your card.
A: NCF patrons can renew online: log into your library account by going to the catalog, http://ncf.catalog.fcla.edu/nc.jsp, 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.
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].
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.
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.
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.
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: Our phone # is 941-487-4305 and e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org