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Civic Engagement: Library Resources

This Civic Engagement LibGuide provides links to resources and information about issues from voting, researching issues and candidates, how elections work, as well as library resources such as books, e-books and streaming videos.

Reference Services

A librarian can help you find sources for your speeches, essays, and research assignments.

  • The library has over 94,000 items available for research and leisure.
  • Over 130 research databases are accessible from home.
  • Students can check out books from UCF, any VCC campus library, and all the Florida Community Colleges
  • The library provides research assistance, directions, maps, and citation support.
  • Study guides for NCTE, NCLEX-RN, CLEP, and many other exams are available.


Using The Library

Students, Faculty, & Staff:
Log in to Atlas to search the library on the My Atlas tab.

Search the Library without logging in. Use this link during Atlas outages.

During Atlas outages, follow these instructions to log in to the Library:

  1. Click the "Search the Library" link above.
  2. On the page that follows, click Log In in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. When prompted, enter your VID and PIN.
    • Include the V with your VID number.
    • The PIN is the last four digits of your VID number.
Your Valencia ID Card also serves as your Library Card.

Accessing Library Resources

The video below is a guide to accessing library resources using Atlas. Printed instructions are also available below that. If Atlas is down and you need access to the library please refer to the following LibGuide.

Note: For optimal viewing click the square in the lower right corner of the video.

Interlibrary Loan

Database Video Tutorials

The Valencia College libraries do not welcome solicitation of resources to be added to our LibGuides. This includes but is not limited to vendors, search engine optimizers, placement of ads, products, or any other requests. Our LibGuides are carefully curated resources developed in partnership with faculty, staff, and students to support specific assignments, courses, events, and other related purposes at Valencia College. The Valencia libraries reserve the right to ignore LibGuide resource solicitations, and/or block persistent requests from groups or individuals to add or promote links in our LibGuides.