Welcome students, faculty, and staff!
Libraries have both on-site (Building Hours) and virtual hours (Ask-A-Librarian) at each campus library.
Fall 2022 Library Hours (Fall Hours begin August 22 and run through December 11, 2022)
You can contact the library by e-mailing email@example.com with questions about your library account, access, fines, holds, and check-outs. (All fees or fines will be waived for items due back during the hurricane closures, Sept. 28 - Oct. 11, 2022 and Nov. 9 - Nov. 16, 2022).
Need help with research or library resources? Get remote help from state-wide librarians at Ask-a-Librarian.
Ask a Librarian provides online help through live chat and text messaging from 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday (ET), and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday (ET).
Get help directly from Valencia College librarians on Ask-A-Librarian.
Students can chat live online or text a Valencia College librarian during these hours for Fall 2022:
During campus closures or off hours, students can send an e-mail that librarians will retrieve when the virtual desk reopens.
The college no longer loans laptops or hotspots on a semester basis.
All campus libraries have computer labs and access to printing and scanning during open building hours. Libraries have some devices available for short term loans. Devices available for check-out vary by location. Larger libraries have laptops, iPads, calculators, headphones, etc. but no hotspots. If you are currently enrolled, check with your campus library to see if they have a device available for a few hours or for a week.
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Students who need help with technology skills such as devices, MS Office, Canvas, or other applications can request an appointment for help via Distance Tutoring Tech Support
Libraries no longer have hotspots available for checkout. You may be able to check out a hotspot from your local public library. Here are the public library systems in our area that offer technology resources for their residents:
For Dual Enrollment Students
Need help with research or have questions about the library in general? From learning how to spot fake news to citing your sources correctly, the library has videos and tutorials to help you with your research.
To begin accessing our resources, start with the videos below:
A research guide is an organized collection of resources that librarians, in conjunction with your professors, have created to highlight resources that will help you research your assignment. You can use a research guide to get background or in depth information related to your assignment.
Want to brush up your library research skills?
Research Workshops is a self-enrolling Canvas course that offers live Zoom sessions and self-paced modules to help you with your research assignments. Here's how it works:
Students with questions in regard to their library account; database access; fees and fines; holds on their registration; books, equipment or other items checked out currently; etc., can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-582-2459.
Please return any materials and equipment you may have borrowed during the closure. All fees and fines for library materials due during the closure will be waived.
The library does not sell textbooks. Textbooks can be purchased through the Campus Store.
InterLibrary Loan Services provides access to library materials not owned by your campus library. All Valencia students, faculty and staff who are eligible to borrow materials from the Valencia library are eligible to use Interlibrary Loan services.
Students who need help with technology skills, such as Microsoft Office, devices, Canvas, or applications like YouTube can request an online appointment with a staff member in Learning Support.
If you are enrolled in classes for the current semester, check with the library to see if a device is available for loan for a few hours or for a week. You can also use computers and printers in the library.
Libraries no longer have hotspots available for checkout. You may be able to check out a hotspot from your local public library.
A limited number of calculators are available. If you live closer to the East Campus, click here for more information. If you live closer to the Osceola Campus, submit this form. You can also find free software online that mimics a graphing calculator--try searching Google for free graphing calculators.
Distance tutoring is available for all students. For more information, visit the Distance Tutoring page.
Quiet study spaces are available in the library on campus in Fall 2022.
To contact an advisor, click here.