William F. Chatlos Library
|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. – 12 a.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 and DVDs 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
- 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.
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.
Reserve periodicals and copies of articles are kept behind the circulation desk and may only be used in the library.
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.
- Art & Art History: Resources for exploring artists, works, history and tools for art education.
- Behavioral Science: Guide to some useful resources for students in behavioral sciences classes.
- Biblical Studies: An online guide for biblical studies and a range of sub-topics.
- Business Administration: Guide to library resources for students in business classes, including sports management.
- Citation Help: This page provides resources to help you properly create citations and bibliographies. Follow the tabs to lists of style manuals, how-to guides for citing specific types of sources, citation generators and management software, and copyright information.
- Common Reading at Florida College: This LibGuide is a collection of resources to aid both students and faculty in discussion and understanding of the Florida College Common Reading.
- Communication: LibGuide for students in communication, public speaking and oratory union. Find library resources, tips and tricks for using databases, etc.
- Elementary Education: Guide to library resources for education majors.
- English: Guide to library resources for students in English and literature classes.
- Evaluating Sources and Fighting Fake News: Consult this guide to learn how to distinguish reliable news sources from those providing false news and parody sites.
- Library Information: Who, what, where, when and how about Chatlos Library.
- Music: Resources for music students and faculty. Includes links to sheet music, scores, streaming audio, music theory and more.
- Periodicals: This is a basic guide to serials/periodicals (publications that are published multiple times throughout the year, such as journals, magazines, newspapers and newsletters.
- Reference Section: An online reference shelf with websites, ebooks, ejournals and online indexes. Many of these resources were referred to as open resources on the library website and those resources have migrated here and are now classified by subject.
- Science: Resources for study in the physical sciences, focusing mostly on anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, physics, and computer science (especially coding.)
- Social Sciences: A collection of resources pertinent to topics in social sciences, with emphasis on primary sources and databases.
- 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