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LFMP 3345: Learning Support Services on Your Campus: Library Services for Students

If You Need To:

Get Help

If you need help finding something or using any of the library resources, just ask.  You can find articles, search the catalog for books and more, place a request to borrow, Ask-A-Librarian via chat or e-mail, access research tools and databases in person or via the Internet valenciacollege.edu/students/library/west

Use a Computer

Go online, check e-mail, write a paper, create a presentation, or access online library resources from computer workstations in the library or by checking out an iPad or laptop.  Free Valencia Wi-Fi is available throughout the library including wireless printing.

Access Course Reserves

Visit the checkout desk on the first floor to get supplemental materials assigned by your professor.

Work on a Paper

The Computer Access Lab on the first floor has everything you need to make your work shine including Microsoft Office products and course-specific software.

Study

There are plenty of study tables throughout the library.  Just grab one and hit the books, or head to the quiet study room 6-201B on the second floor.

Meet With Classmates

Tables are available on the first floor for groups to meet and study.

Contact Us

Contact Departments and Staff All Locations

West Campus Location:  Building 6 - Library
                 Valencia College West
                 1800 S. Kirkman Rd.
                 Orlando, FL  32811

Phone:      407-582-1574

Website: valenciacollege.edu/students/library/west

Facebook:
valenciawestlibrary

Atlas 2.0

Access to the Library Search Box in Atlas 2.0 is under the Courses Tab then in the right column.

Atlas 2.0 Library Search Box

Tips

Find  Loads of information is right at your fingertips:

  • Explore resources in a variety of formats: books, e-books, audio books, DVDs, videos, CDs and CD-roms, journals, magazines, newspapers, periodicals and more.
  • Information tools: computer workstations, iPads, laptops, Wi-Fi, wireless printing, course specific software, online research databases.
  • Interlibrary loans; borrow from libraries nationwide, including all Florida state colleges.

Ask  Librarians are here to help you.  Stop by the Information Desk on the second floor
         for assistance with:

  • Navigating your way around the library.
  • Exploring, finding, and using library resources. 
  • Deciding which resources would work best for your current project. 
  • Focusing your topic and research strategies for your paper.  
  • Understanding sources materials (primary vs. secondary, scholarly vs. popular, current vs. historical.  
  • Citing sources (MLA, APA, Chicago).

Do  Take matters into your own hands by using the tools that are available to you such as:  

  • Computers, iPads, laptops, Wi-Fi, printing, photocopying, scanning, CD and DVD burning. 
  • Microsoft Office products like Word, Excel, PowerPoint.  
  • Course specific software in the Computer Access Lab.  
  • SPACE Student Production and Collaborative Education on the first floor including collaborative workstations, speech rehearsal rooms, and presentation software.
  • DVD, VHS, and streaming video viewing, headphones.
  • MLA and APA style guides.
  • Desktop Publishing for business and marketing plans, graphics, and brochures.
  • Rosetta Stone and Mango language learning software.
  • Testing and Education database to prepare for CLEP, ASVAB, and NCLEX.

Print, Scan, and Copy

The student printing system has been updated for Fall 2019.  

Research Help and Information for Students

Students can connect with the library in person, online, and by phone.  The librarians typically help students 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, ex. in MLA or APA format
  • Other information-related questions

Library Hours

Hours at all Library Locations

 

West Campus - Fall/Spring Library Hours

Monday - Thursday 
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Friday                      
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday                  
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sunday                    
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Hours will vary during summer and between semesters.

Library staff are available during library operating hours. 
Reference Desk help is available on the 2nd floor.

After Hours

There's a lot you can do from home.  Log in to Atlas and under Courses tab, choose Library to:

Find articles in databases.

Search the catalog for e-books.

Place requests to borrow items.

Use tutorials on writing a paper or citation.

For help after hours you can Ask A Librarian through live chat, e-mail, or text.

More Student Library Services

Other Student Services include borrowing materials, computers and technology, using the Internet, research help, study areas, and more, 

Databases and Articles

Research Guides

MLA,APA, and Chicago Citation Guides