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Intro to Biotech: Contact the Library

Contact the Library

Library Contact Information
Valencia College Lake Nona Campus
Room 330 - 3rd floor

Front Desk Phone Number: 407-582-7107

Circulation: Daisy Hidalgo, Library Services Supervisor - dhidalgo1@valenciacollege.edu
Reference: Emilie Buckley, Librarian - ebuckley3@valenciacollege.edu

Fall Hours (Aug 22- Dec 11, 2022)
Monday - Thursday 8 am - 9 pm
Friday 8 am - 2 pm
Saturday - Sunday Closed

Research Workshops

Want to brush up on 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:

  • Follow the link below to join.
  • Complete modules or attend live sessions.
  • After each workshop, take a brief quiz.
  • Earn digital badges to demonstrate that you have completed the training.

FAQ

Questions About Library Accounts

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 libraryservice@valenciacollege.edu or call 407-582-2459.

Questions About Borrowed Materials & Equipment

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.

Questions About Textbooks

The library does not sell textbooks. Textbooks can be purchased through the Campus Store

Questions About Interlibrary Loan / UBorrow

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.

Questions About Technology Support

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.

Questions About Laptops

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.  

Questions About Hotspots

You can rent a hotspot from the Valencia Campus Store  for 3 months for $135; financial aid can be used for this. 

Questions About Graphing Calculators 

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. 

Questions About Tutoring 

Distance tutoring is available for all students. For more information, visit the Distance Tutoring page.

Questions About Quiet Study on Campus

Quiet study spaces are available in the library on campus in Summer 2022.

Questions About Degree Programs or Financial Aid

To contact an advisor, click here

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:

  • Monday - Thursday 2pm - 9pm
  • Friday 2pm - 5pm 
  • Saturday 11am -3pm

During campus closures or off hours, students can send an e-mail that librarians will retrieve when the virtual desk reopens.

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.