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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 building, along with many other college services, is physically closed. Services are available online.

Research and Reference Help

Librarians are available for remote assistance while the campus is closed Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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

Chat:  

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

Online: Online Meeting Room

E-mail: reference@sfcollege.edu

Phone: 352-395-5409 (leave a message and you will receive a return call)

Text: 352-533-5545

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 have been extended to September 8 and will be extended further if the college closure continues. Please keep materials until the campus reopens. Do not return to bookdrops.

Earlier returns will be accepted by mail. If you are graduating or transferring after this term, you may mail back your library materials to the following address:

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

All student records will be updated when the library staff return to campus.

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.

You may still request articles via the Interlibrary Loan Request form. Articles will be delivered via email. 

Course Reserves

Please check with your professor about textbooks that had been on course reserve at the Library. Some may still be available for your use.‚Äč

Until the college reopens and library staff can safely return to campus, the print Reserve Collection is unavailable.

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. Ask a librarian 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 pickup begins August 3. Holds will be re-enabled in the library catalog on July 29.

Curbside Service Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Procedure

  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 1-2 business days to receive a confirmation of pickup notice in your SF email.
  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 counseling@sfcollege.edu. You may also call the Alachua County Crisis Center 24/7 at 352-264-6789.