William F. Chatlos Library
The William F. Chatlos Library is home to over 150,000 book, periodical, microform and media volumes. Our mission is to serve in a capacity to support the curriculum and to encourage personal advancement in the students, faculty, and staff of Florida College by building resource collections and forging consortial agreements, by providing an environment conducive to study with appropriate delivery tools, and by disseminating information literacy instruction.
Sunday 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Monday 8 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., 9:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Borrowing privileges must be exercised in person. Books, sheet music, records, and CDs may be borrowed for a period of four weeks using your FC student key fob. Prompt return of materials will allow for maximum usage by all borrowers. Materials checked out are subject to recall immediately if needed for reserve or classroom purposes.
Students may borrow up to 15 items at a time.
Periodicals may not be used outside the library.
CDs and records may be checked out for four weeks. Videos may be used in the library but cannot be checked out. There is a TV/VCR available for viewing videos and a stereo system for tapes, records and CDs. Headphones may be checked out at the circulation desk for use with the stereo system.
Fines and Surcharges
Fines on overdue items are $.25 per day, per item. Fines on overdue reserve and hourly items are $.10 per hour, per item. The maximum fine per item is $10.00, with the exception of hourly check-outs which have a maximum fine of $25.00. As an incentive for paying fines in a timely manner, the library offers a 50% discount on fines paid at the time of returning item(s). The discount does not apply during the week of final exams. A $1.00 surcharge may apply to each item not returned by the week of final exams.
Renewing Borrowed Items
Items may be renewed once for an additional four weeks if no hold has been placed on the item. Items may be renewed in one of four ways:
- The item(s) may be brought to the circulation desk and renewed. (Overdue items can only be renewed in person.)
- Renewal requests may be made over the phone by calling the library at 813.988.5131 x210. Please have the items you wish to renew with you when you make the call.
- Email your renewal request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the barcode number for each item you want to renew.
- Through a library account on catalog. For help logging in, contact the library staff.
All items on reserve are held behind the circulation desk. Please ask library staff for assistance in locating reserve items. Unless otherwise stated, all reserve items may be checked out and used in the library for 2 hours at a time. Overdue items will accrue fines at a rate of 10 cents per hour. Reserve items may not be taken out of the library.
Books: Reserve books may be checked out overnight one-half hour before closing time, but must be returned by the next morning when the library opens.
Periodicals/Articles: Reserve periodicals and copies of articles are kept behind the circulation desk and may only be used in the library.
Faculty: Please submit a Reserve Request Form with all reserve readings, preferably 24 hours prior to the date of reading assignment. This allows the library staff to prepare reserve items in an efficient and timely manner. Faculty members may download a Reserve Request Form here.
- ALA Reference on the Web
A selection of online reference tools on a variety of topics.
- AnyWho Online Directory
A tool to find people, addresses, phone numbers, etc.
- Bedford/St. Martin’s Research and Documentation Online
A brief online guide to using MLA to cite and document sources.
- Bible Gateway
Search the Bible is multiple versions and access Bible study resources.
- Christian Resources
A website that compiles a large number of Christian resources.
- Directory of Open Access Journals
Free, full-text access to 2000 trade and scholarly journals.
- Encyclopedia Mythica
Contains an extensive collection of mythology and folklore.
- FBI Freedom of Information Act Reading Room: The Vault
Access PDF files of historical FBI documents.
- Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Source
An informative Web site maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.
- Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy was founded in 1995 for the purpose of providing detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy. The IEP is free of charge and available to all internet users world wide.
- Internet Public Library
Search and browse Internet resources by subject area or use the IPL’s “Ask a Question” service.
- Library of Congress
Search the Library of Congress catalog or use their online resources for American history, exhibitions, multilingual resources on world culture, and legislative information.
Get maps & driving directions.
- Medline Plus
Search or browse health information, interactive tutorials, clinical trials, surgery videos, and much more.
- National Hurricane Center
Track tropical storms and hurricanes and retrieve information on hurricane preparedness.
- Project Gutenberg: Free eBooks
A source for 17,000 free eBooks available for download.
- Religious and Theological Abstracts
A source that provides objective summaries of articles appearing in a wide variety of scholarly journals in the fields of Religion and Theology, as well as English language abstracts of articles in English, Hebrew, Afrikaans, and major European languages.
- Restoration Serials Index
An index produced and maintained by the Christian College Librarians, Inc. Users can search restoration serials by keyword, title, author, or subject.
- Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The SEP is a searchable online reference work created and maintained by the Metaphysics Research Lab, CSLI, Stanford University. The encyclopedia entries and substantive updates are refereed by the members of a distinguished Editorial Board.
- Universal Currency Converter
Allows users to perform interactive foreign exchange rate calculations, using live, up-to-the-minute currency rates.
- U.S. Government Official Web Portal
Access all U.S. Government documents online.
- Credo Reference (description)
To log in to Credo Reference while off campus, click here.
- Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (description)
To log in to Britannica while off campus, click here.
- FirstSearch (WorldCat, et al). (description)
To log in while off campus, click here.
- Image Quest (description) To log in while off campus, click here.
EbscoHost Journals and Magazines
- Academic Search Complete (description)
To login to Academic Search Complete while off campus, click here.
- ATLA Religion Database (description)
To login to ATLA while off campus, click here.
- Business Source Complete (description)
To login to Business Source Complete while off campus, click here.
- Communication & Mass Media Complete (description)
To login to Communication & Mass Media Complete while off campus, click here.
- Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson) (description)
To login to Education Full Text while off campus, click here.
- Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (description)
To login to Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection while off campus, click here.
- Global Issues in Context (description)
To login to Global Issues in Context while off-campus, click here.
- Literature Criticisms Online (description)
To login to Literature Criticisms Online while off-campus, click here.
- Artemis (description)
To login to Gale Artemis while off-campus, click here.
JSTOR Journals and Magazines
Open Resource Journals and Indexes
- Gale’s Literary Index (description)
- Restoration Serials Index (description)
- ERIC (Education) (description)
- Florida Electronic Library (description)
- Florida Digital Newspaper Library (description)
- Access World News (Newsbank) (description)
To login while off campus, click here.
- Tampa Bay Times (1987-Current)
- Tampa Tribune (1990-Current)
- America’s News Magazines
- Classical Music Library (description)
To login while off campus, click here.
- Library Music Source (description)
Academic Search™ Complete
Academic Search Complete is the world’s most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 6,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 10,100 journals and a total of more than 10,600 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
Access World News (Newsbank)
Find current and archived articles on issues, events, people, government, and more with the world’s largest collection of state, regional, national, and international full-text newspapers and other news sources.
Artemis Literary Sources brings together formerly separate literary resources into a single research environment that provides researchers, faculty, and students a way to search across a wide array of materials and points in time and discover new ways to analyze content.
ATLA Religion Database
ATLA is an online collection of major religion and theology journals selected by leading religion scholars and theologians. Users can read articles or research the history of a topic from as early as 1924 to the present. Currently, researchers are able to use ATLA as a search tool to retrieve images of the pages in more than one-hundred different journals.
Business Source Complete
Business Source Complete exceeds all other databases available in terms of its premium content of peer-reviewed, business related journals. Included as part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database are indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886.
Classical Music Library
Classical Music Library is a fully searchable classical music resource—a comprehensive collection of distinguished classical recordings. It includes tens of thousands of licensed recordings that users can listen to over the Internet. Users browse, search, click, and then listen to the music through their headphones. The music moves from Medieval to contemporary, from choral works to symphonies, operas, and the avant-garde. We’ve licensed multiple versions of works to enable comparative listening by students—a major bonus for academics.
Communication & Mass Media Complete
CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 770 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 450 journals. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable cited references from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915).
A reference database that contains encyclopedias, almanacs, dictionaries, and many other basic reference works. The Concept Map is a useful feature for discovering other terms related to your search term.
eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary)
A collection of almost 40,000 ebooks, Many of these ebooks are also included in our online catalog.
Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
Provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of over 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Subject coverage includes adult education, continuing education, literacy standards, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods, in-depth coverage of special education and much more.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
An online version of the print publication. It contains both traditional encyclopedia articles and photos, video and audio clips, and links. Also available are the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus. MLA citation information is available at the bottom of each article.
A database primarily for use by those in education, containing over 107,000 full-text documents. Use Advanced Search for the most precise results.
Allows students to search several databases, including WorldCat (books in libraries across the world), ArticleFirst (indexes articles from selected journals), ERIC, and more. References are not full-text.
Florida Digital Newspaper Library
The Florida Digital Newspaper Library exists to provide access to the news and history of Florida. All of the over 1,000,000 pages of historic through current Florida newspapers in the Florida Digital Newspaper Library are openly and freely available with zoomable page images and full text. The Florida Digital Newspaper Library builds on the work done in microfilm within the Florida Newspaper Project.
Florida Electronic Library
The Florida Electronic Library is a gateway to select Internet resources that offers access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information. Available resources include electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, and books, providing information on topics such as current events, education, business, technology, and health issues.
Gale’s Literary Index
Gale’s Literary Index provides quick and easy access to author and title listings from over 130 literature products from Gale. The referenced products themselves will contain complete biographies on authors and critical essays on their writings. We own several of these titles and they are located in the R800s.
Global Issues in Context
Global Issues In Context spans continents and cultures to bring essential, balanced information to researchers across many academic disciplines. Integrating news, global viewpoints, reference, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics and more in a single search, Global Issues In Context not only focuses on broad issues such as poverty and nuclear proliferation, it also prompts a close appraisal of targeted issues, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Syrian Civil War, Genetically Modified Foods, Internet Control and Security, and Privacy Rights.
Access more than two million rights-cleared images from over 50 of the best collections in the world.
JSTOR Journals and Magazines
Established in 1997, JSTOR’s first collection includes core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also contains titles in ecology, mathematics, and statistics. Arts & Sciences III includes journals in languages and literature, as well as titles in the fields of music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, women’s studies, and the history and study of art and architecture.
Library Music Source
Contains the largest collection of Western Classical sheet music ever assembled. Users have access and command of over 300,000 pages of sheet music from over 35,000 works including the entire piano works of Chopin, all the songs of Schubert, all the organ music of J. S. Bach, and all the orchestra parts and scores of Beethoven, to cite only a few examples. Users can access the complete or nearly complete published works of the world’s great composers for orchestra, chamber ensemble, piano, organ, voice, chorus, strings, winds, percussion and guitar. When printing sheet music from Adobe Acrobat Reader, in the “Print” window, select page scaling: “shrink to printable area” or else some notations near the edge of the page may be lost.
Literature Criticisms Online
Literature Criticism Online collects and organizes literary commentary representing a variety of genres, time periods, and nationalities. Compiled by professional literature researchers and other subject matter experts, each entry focuses on an author, work, or topic and includes critical essays, reviews, and other materials reprinted from periodicals, scholarly journals, monographs, and books that are specially selected to provide a representative range of viewpoints and a chronological record of the critical responses.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Comprehensive database providing nearly 560 full text publications dating as far back as 1965. The database covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection.
Restoration Serials Index
More than 37 periodicals and twelve lectureship proceedings issued by members of the churches of Christ are included in the Restoration Serials Index.
- Eckerd College Library
- Florida Electronic Library
With a library card from the Hillsborough County Public Library system, students can access the Florida Electronic Library which provides access to more than 4,200 full text titles and five newspaper indexes.
- Hillsborough Community College Libraries
- Hillsborough County Public Libraries
Temple Terrace Public Library is within walking distance on Bullard Parkway and offers access to titles throughout the Hillsborough County Public Library System. Students may get a library card using their FC student ID. Books throughout the system can be requested online and delivered to the Temple Terrace Library.
- Ringling School of Art and Design Library
- St. Petersburg College Library
- Stetson University Law Library
- University of South Florida Libraries
USF’s library is available for advanced research needs. Located within 10 minutes of our campus, the collection includes close to one million volumes, 20,000 journals and periodicals, a Special Collections Department with more than one million items, and a Government Documents Collection with more than 200,000 documents and 80,000 maps. Note: Florida College students are unable to borrow materials from USF.
- University of Tampa Library