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Frequently Asked Questions

Library Services

East Campus library is located on the second floor of Building 4.  Lake Nona library can be found in Building 1, Room 330.  Osceola Campus library is in Building 4, Room 202. West Campus library is in Building 6.  Winter Park library is in Room 140.

 

Each campus library has different hours of operation.  Click here for a listing of times.  Please call ahead to verify the current library schedule.

 

Each campus has some type of quiet study area from group study rooms to quiet study zones.  Ask each campus what options are available.

 

Check with the library’s Circulation Desk to see if the item was turned over to library staff first.  Lost items are turned over to the Security Department on each campus.

 

All libraries have headphones for checkout at the Circulation Desk so you can listen to DVD’s, streaming videos, etc. at a library computer station.

 

Valencia libraries have scanners except for the Lake Nona Campus. Ask a library employee to point out their location.

 

Valencia libraries do not have fax machines.  Each campus may have another department that offers faxing.  Just ask!

 

Borrowing

Present your Valencia ID card with the item you want to check out at the Circulation Desk.  All items must be checked out with a Valencia ID. No exceptions!

 

Your Valencia ID card is your library card.  You can get your first card free at each campus Security Department.

 

You may have a total of 25 items checked out on your account at any one time.

 

Library fines can be paid at the Business Office on each campus except Lake Nona and Winter Park. Library fines are paid in the Lake Nona Campus Administrative Office, Room 302. Library fines are paid in the Winter Park Answer Center

 

Before an item is overdue, log into your library account to renew.  Log into Atlas, click on the Courses tab, go to the Libraries box, click on Search the Library.  In the upper right hand corner of the catalog page, click on My Account to see what books you have checked out, when they are due, and if you have any fines.  If there are no holds on the item, you can renew it once. If the item is overdue, you cannot renew a book online and must return the item to any Valencia library.

 

All Valencia library materials may be returned to any campus library.  If you have interlibrary loan materials borrowed through Valencia but from another school, you must bring that item back to the library where you originally checked it out.

 

You can request library materials from other Valencia campuses and have them delivered to a specific campus. Through the Valencia College Libraries catalog, click on the Request Item link in the catalog entry for the item you want.  Choose the campus location you want the item delivered to.  Deliveries between campuses usually take between 2 - 3 days.  You will receive an email to your Atlas account once the item is delivered to the location of your choosing.

 

Valencia College Libraries is part of a few different interlibrary loan systems.  Books and articles can be requested from other Florida colleges and universities.  In addition, we’re part of a system that can request materials from other member libraries worldwide. It usually takes approximately 2 weeks to receive materials from other institutions.

 

Library Account

Log into Atlas, click on the Courses tab, go to the Libraries box, click on Search the Library.  In the upper right hand corner of the catalog page, click on My Account to see what books you have checked out, when they are due, and if you have any fines.

 

Research Help

Valencia College Libraries is part of a statewide system of research help called Ask-A-Librarian.  Click here to be redirected to the Ask-A-Librarian site or click on the Ask-A-Librarian link on the Valencia College Libraries’ homepage.  Live chat with a Florida librarian is available 10 am - midnight Sunday -Thursday and 10 am to 5 pm Friday and Saturday. Email and texting are also available and will be answered by a Valencia librarian during Valencia business hours.

 

Photocopying

Black and white copy machines are located throughout each Valencia campus library.  Valencia has a pay-for-print system.  The charge is 10 cents a copy.  You must obtain a copy card from one of the many copy card vending machines located throughout the libraries.  With your card loaded with a cash balance, place it in the card reader for each copy machine.  The copy cards are also used for the printers.  Copies are 10 cents per page for a black and white copy.

 

Each campus has different equipment and not all campuses offer color printing.  Please check at each campus library for availability.  Printing is 10 cents for the black and white copiers and printers and 25 cents for color printers.  Lake Nona’s color printer is located in the Learning Center.

 

Finding Materials

Each campus library has a Reserved Materials section that contains textbooks and other materials for classroom use.  Each campus collection is different.  You can look for reserved materials on the Valencia College Libraries catalog page and click Course Reserves in the I Need To Find section.

 

The catalog has search tools to help refine your research.  If you are looking for a book, you can enter the subject, author’s name, or title into the catalog’s search terms box.  You can also limit the search to a specific campus and/or the type of materials (books, articles, ebooks, etc.) 

 

Search for materials by using the Valencia College Libraries online catalog.  It can be accessed from anywhere you have internet access.  Log into your Atlas account, go to the Courses tab, find the Libraries box, and click on Search the Library.

 

On the Valencia College Libraries Catalog page, the toolbar at the top of the page has a number of links to access the databases.  Click on Databases A-Z or Databases by Subject to find many different databases. 

 

Citation Help

The Valencia College Libraries has a website with information about the MLA, APA and Chicago Style guides.  The site offers examples for citations for all three styles along with sample papers for you to view.  Click here to go to the style guides page.  If you have specific citation questions, visit the Communications Center available on each campus.

 

Technical Issues

After hours, go to Ask-A-Librarian for research-related questions.  You can also find the link on the Valencia College Libraries homepage or click here. Library-specific or Valencia-specific questions can be answered during operating hours by the Reference Desk at each campus. For East Campus, dial (407) 582-2456.  For Lake Nona Campus, dial (407) 582-4315 or (407) 582-4853.  For Osceola Campus, dial (407) 582-4154.  For West Campus, dial (407) 582-1432.  For Winter Park Campus, dial (407) 582-6832. 

 

 

 

 

Library Hours

Hours are subject to change due to final exams, holidays, and other college closings.

East Campus
Bldg 4, 2nd Floor
407-582-2459
Monday - Thursday: 7am to 10pm
Friday: 7am-8pm
Saturday - 8am to 4pm
Sunday: 2pm-8pm

 
Lake Nona Campus
Bldg 1, Rm 330
407-582-7107
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 9pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: 8am - 3pm

 
Osceola Campus
Bldg 4, Rm 202
407-582-4155
Monday - Thursday: 7:00am to 10:00pm
Friday: 7:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am to 1:00pm
Closed Sundays

 
Poinciana Campus
Bldg 1, Rm 331
407-582-6027
kbest7@valenciacollege.edu
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 8pm Friday: 8am - 5pm Saturday: 8am - 12pm

 
West Campus
Bldg 6
407-582-1574

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am-10:00pm
Friday: 7:30am-5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm-6:00pm

 
Winter Park Campus
Bldg 1, Rm 140
407-582-6814
Monday - Thursday: 8am to 7pm
Fridays: 8am to 12pm
The Winter Park Campus is closed Saturday and Sunday.