Research Help & Info

You can ask a librarian for assistance with:

  • Choosing a topic for your research
  • Identifying sources you will need for your research
  • Finding and accessing sources using the library's databases, catalog, or the Internet
  • Locating items on library shelves
  • Determining whether a source is credible enough for college-level research
  • Citing sources in MLA or APA format
  • Other information-related questions

Connect with us online, by phone, or in person.

Online: 

Ask-A-Librarian  Offers live chat, e-mail and texting to connect you with librarians throughout Florida. Go to www.askalibrarian.org/Valencia to connect to chat or e-mail. Send texts to 407-456-8155.

In Person and Phone Services:

Downtown Campus The Downtown Campus library is a full-service location. Students will receive in-person assistance from the Valencia College or UCF librarian.  Hours are currently Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm.  Call the Information Desk at 407-235-3720 for help over the phone.

 

East Campus  Librarians staff the Information Desk on the library 2nd floor (4-201) during the Fall and Spring semesters from 7:30 am until 9:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. Friday hours are 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. Librarians are also available on Saturdays from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The Information Desk is not staffed on Sunday. We will be happy to take appointments if requested, but walk-ins are welcome and encouraged.  Call the Information Desk at 407-582-2456 for help over the phone.

 

Lake Nona Campus  Librarians staff the circulation desk in the library during the fall and spring semesters from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday. No Librarian is on duty Friday. We will be happy to take appointments if requested, but walk-ins are welcome and encouraged.  Call the library at 407-582-7107 for help over the phone.

Osceola Campus  Our library is open and ready to serve you.  Visit the information desk or call 407-582-4155 for general information or 407-582-4154 for research help.

 

Poinciana Campus  The librarian is usually available in Room 331B from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Appointments can be requested but walk-ins are welcome and encouraged.  Call the Library at 407-582-6027 for help over the phone.

 

 West Campus  Librarians staff the Information Desk on the library 2nd floor (6-201) beginning at 8 am and continuing until closing time, Monday through Friday, and whenever the library is open on weekends. We will be happy to take appointments if requested, but walk-ins are welcome and encouraged.  Call the Information Desk at 407-582-1432 for help over the phone.

The Computer Access Lab on the first floor (6-101) offers computer-related help (Microsoft Office products, courseware, and other software applications). However, if you have computer questions while working on the second floor, a librarian will be happy to assist you.

 

Winter Park Campus  Librarians are available beginning at 8 am and continuing until closing time, Monday through Friday. We will be happy to take appointments if requested, but walk-ins are welcome and encouraged.  Call the Library at 407-582-6814 for help over the phone.