Valencia College libraries will remain closed in Phase 2 of the reopening plan, throughout the Spring 2021 semester. There will be no access to materials in the closed buildings. Library services will remain online and we are ready to assist you with your research needs.
Need help with research or library resources? Get help from Valencia College 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 from Valencia College librarians and librarians from around the state of Florida.
During the Spring 2021 term, students can chat live online or text a Valencia College librarian during the hours of
During off hours, students can send an e-mail that librarians will retrieve when the virtual desk reopens.
Ask a Librarian is a statewide service. In addition to the Valencia College hours, librarians from other libraries throughout Florida are available to chat live with students until midnight, Sunday through Thursday.
If Atlas is unavailable, or to access a direct link to a library resource, log in using your Borrower ID and PIN.
1. Go directly to the library catalog page: https://union.discover.flvc.org/vc.jsp
3. In the upper right corner, click Log In.
4. Enter your Borrower ID and PIN. Unless you have changed them,
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 wait until the library reopens to return borrowed materials and equipment. 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. For information and updates on purchasing textbooks from the Campus Store during Phase 2 of the reopening plan, see the COVID-19 Student FAQ.
During the closure, interlibrary loan and requests from other state institutions through UBorrow will be unavailable. All existing interlibrary loan requests for physical items are on hold. If you have a request for an electronic resource, such as an online journal article held by another institution, contact your campus library to see if the materials are obtainable.
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, submit this form to request a laptop. There are a limited number of laptops available so please use this service only if necessary.
If you are having Internet connectivity issues you can borrow a free T-Mobile Hotspot from the Valencia Student Hotspot Program.
Have questions about the Hotspot Program? Contact Francisco Quintero at email@example.com.
You can also rent a hotspot from the Valencia Bookstore for 3 months for $135; financial aid can be used for this.
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, click here.
To contact an advisor, click here.