At each campus library, librarians and other qualified staff can assist you with searching and finding items and information, MLA and APA citations, and technologies. The library provides a variety of books, eBooks, online articles, textbooks, DVDs and streaming videos to support course-related research and other learning needs. You may check out materials at any campus library with your student ID. You may also request materials from other libraries outside of Valencia through interlibrary loan. Articles, eBooks, and streaming videos are available from home via Atlas (Courses; Search the Library). Help from home is available using our Ask-a-Librarian service, located on the library website.
Each campus library also provides computer workstations and allows you to check out laptops or iPads; other devices may be available depending on the campus. Additional services include spaces for group and individual study, Wi-Fi, printing and photocopying.
The loan period for most items is 21 days and many items can be renewed online. Students are charged for overdue and lost items. The per-item fine is $.25 per day for overdue circulating items. For course reserves and other items, the fine structure varies per item from $1.20 per hour to the maximum value of the item. Items that have not been returned after 20 days of the due date will automatically be declared lost. The borrower will be assessed a lost replacement fee (based on the value of the item) and $5 of the accumulated fines. A hold is placed on grades, transcripts and graduation for any outstanding obligations. Library fines must be paid in person at any campus Business Office.
For additional information, including hours of operation, visit valenciacollege.edu/students/library.