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*Research 101

Research Beyond Santa Fe College

The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries has many resources that may be helpful to you in researching your topic. You may check out ten books for free with your SF ID card. Please complete the Access to Library Services Application two business days prior to visiting.

To get there from Santa Fe College, take RTS bus route 43, which picks up at S building and passes by Library West. You may ride for free with your SF ID card.

To search for books beyond Santa Fe College, use the Statewide Catalog. This catalog will allow you search all 28 Florida state colleges and 12 public universities. You can also enter the statewide catalog from the Tyree Library catalog. Choose the Search in Statewide Catalog option as you type in your search terms.

Search in Statewide Catalog option

If you find a book you would like to request, click the Check in other libraries link.

Check in other libraries link

Click the Sign in link and sign in with your Office 365 account.

Sign in link

After signing in, the UBorrow Request link will appear.

UBorrow Request link

The only thing you may wish to change on the form is the Preferred Local Pickup Location. The default is Santa Fe/Northwest Campus, which is the Tyree Library. You may change this to an SF Center if you prefer. Otherwise, click Send Request.

Check on the status of your request by clicking your name in the upper right of the library catalog and choosing My Requests.

Requests in Primo

UBorrow Video Tutorial

UBorrow from Lawrence W. Tyree Library on Vimeo.

Hello! This video tutorial will demonstrate how to use UBorrow to request books from other Florida libraries.

If you are looking for a specific book, first check the Tyree Library catalog, which is accessed by clicking Catalog on the library website.

Unfortunately, you may occasionally find that the Tyree Library does not have the specific book you are looking for. However, you can still check if the book is available to be requested directly from another Florida college or university. If you are on the Oops! screen, which indicates no results were found, you can click the Statewide Catalog link, as part of the third bullet, to perform your search in that collection.

Alternately, you may directly search the Statewide Catalog. As you type in the search box, you will see options to change your search. Choose the Search in Statewide Catalog option.

The statewide catalog shows books eligible to be borrowed from the 40 Florida institutions of higher education through the UBorrow system. Please note that videos and other multimedia are not available via UBorrow. Click the Check in other libraries link to learn more.

You will need to sign in in order to request the book. Click the Sign in link.

Choose the Office 365 option.

Sign in, if prompted, using your Office 365 account. You might not see this screen if you are logged in elsewhere to Canvas or your Office 365 email.

Once you are logged in, you will see the UBorrow Request option.

You will need to specify a Pickup Location. If you wish to pick up the book at the Library, choose the default Santa Fe/Northwest Campus. If you attend classes at an SF Center, choose the Center you prefer. You do not need to add or change anything else.

Items requested via UBorrow are typically available within a week or two. Check your SF email address for the pick-up notice. You will pick up the book at either the Tyree Library Circulation Desk or at the reception desk for a Center. UBorrow books are typically checked out to you for 45 days.

To view the status of a request, click your name and then choose My Requests.

This screen shows all the item you have requested and their status.

This concludes the video tutorial on using UBorrow. If you need help requesting a book or have any other questions, please contact a librarian.

Building Y, NW Campus

Any book or article that is not owned by Santa Fe College can be requested through interlibrary loan. An interlibrary loan (ILL) involves the Tyree Library contacting a library that owns the item you need and borrowing it on your behalf. This process is usually free to you, and can take a week or two, so be sure to plan ahead. The book will be held for you at the Circulation Desk, and you will be notified when it is available. If an article is requested, you may ask for it to be delivered to your email. Movies and audiovisual materials are usually unable to be requested through interlibrary loan.

To request an item through interlibrary loan, you may contact a librarian or fill out an ILL form. This form is also embedded below.

Alachua County Library District (ACLD)

The Alachua County Library District serves residents of Alachua County and has many branches available throughout the county, including by many of the SF Centers.

Bradford County Public Library (BCPL)

The Bradford County Public Library serves residents of Bradford County, and is the closest library to the Andrews Center.

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