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Library COVID-19 Services Information

College Response to COVID-19

For up-to-date information and the latest news, see Santa Fe College's response to COVID-19

The Library is now open. For changes in access and services, please see Fall 2020 Reopening

Research and Reference Help

Librarians are available for assistance when the library is open.

If you have a question about library services or about any aspect of research, please use the following methods.

  In person: 2nd floor Reference Desk


Phone: 352-395-5409

Text: 352-533-5545


The chat service is a statewide service that may be staffed by librarians from other institutions.

Appointment: schedule a research consultation (appointments by phone or by Zoom)

Resource Specific Help: Tutorials

Library Materials

Items Checked Out from Our Library

Due dates for items checked out before the fall semester have been extended to September 8. Please use library bookdrops to return materials.  There is a drive-up dropbox next to the SF Police Station or a walk-up dropbox on the library porch; you may also use the dropbox at the Circulation Desk.

If you are no longer in the local area, you may mail back your library materials to the following address:

Lawrence W. Tyree Library
3000 NW 83rd Street, Building Y
Gainesville, FL 32606

Interlibrary Loan Items

Items checked out from other libraries via UBorrow or interlibrary loan will have due dates extended. Please do not return to bookdrops.

Interlibrary loan services have been restored; you may request books and articles via the Interlibrary Loan Request form. The UBorrow service resumes August 31.

Course Reserves

The Reserve Collection is available. However, returned items will be subject to a 72-hour quarantine.

Print Materials

There is currently no physical access to stacks and collections. Please request all books or videos to pick up at the Circulation Desk or via the curbside service. For print magazines and newspapers, please ask at the Circulation Desk. All print materials will be quarantined for 72 hours after use.

Online Materials

Online resources continue to be available, including eBooks, streaming videos, and library databases. To log in, use your Office 365 account.

  • To find books, use the library catalog. Click the eBooks tab to only view online books.
  • To find articles, use the library databases. Librarians are available if you need help.
  • You may also wish to view our subject guides for recommended research strategies and resources in different areas or our citation guides for information on citing in a variety of styles.

Curbside Pickup

Curbside Service Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


  1. Find the item you are looking for in the library catalog and use the catalog option to Place a Hold.
  2. Log in with your Borrower ID (SF ID number) and PIN (last 4 of your SF ID number).
  3. Wait to receive a confirmation notice in your SF email that the item is available.
  4. Head to the NW Campus and park in a designated curbside pickup spot behind the Library (Y) building.
  5. If you are using our walk-up curbside service, head to the Library (Y) building and find the curbside pickup on the west side of the building near the SF Police Station and parking lot.
  6. When you arrive, call 352-395-5412 and have your ID card ready to show staff.
  7. If using drive-up curbside, please wear a mask and remain inside your vehicle, with your door closed and window up.
  8. Show your SF ID, or any valid form of photo identification, through the closed driver-side window.
  9. Pop your trunk in advance. Masked staff will check your ID and place your materials in your trunk, contact free.
  10. Returns are not accepted curbside. Please use library book drops. There is a drive-up book drop by the SF Police Station.

Faculty Services

Faculty may request library instruction by contacting their library liaison. Options for instruction include custom online library lessons, customized guides, and synchronous Zoom sessions.

Your library liaison can also discuss library resources to supplement course instruction online, including eBooks and streaming videos.

Personal Resources

These resources provide local and national help if you are struggling financially, emotionally, or otherwise.

The SF Counseling Center is available for phone and video appointments. To make an appointment with a counselor, call 352-395-5508, or email You may also call the Alachua County Crisis Center 24/7 at 352-264-6789.