Searching the FSU Catalog to Find Books
You can use the FSU Library Catalog search function below to find available items by searching by title, author, subject, and more.
Locating Books in the Library
The libraries on FSU’s campus organize books and other physical materials using call numbers. Call numbers go in order by letter and then by number. If you search for a book in our catalog, it will tell you what the call number is, what library it is in, and where to find it in that library. The range of call numbers that are on a shelf appear on a sign at the end of the shelf. Please remember that we have more than one library on campus. You do not want to search for a book in Strozier when it is really in Dirac Science Library. If you have trouble finding a book or do not know how to find a book by its call number, please ask the circulation desk for help.
Checking Out Books
Once you find a book you are interested in, you can take it to the circulation desk to check it out. The circulation desk workers will tell you when the book is due back and you will be able to keep the book until that due date.
The Robert Manning Strozier Library is the main library on campus, and the one closest to the Hecht House. When you walk into Strozier, one of the first things you see will be the circulation desk, pictured below. Please ask the people at the circulation desk if you need help. They can help you find anything you need, whether that is a book, research assistance, tutoring, or just directions to the restroom!
As long as FSU Libraries are open, you can use the Ask a Librarian chatbox below to ask our helpful staff any questions you have. Whether you need help with your research, like finding sources or making citations, or you just want to know when the Strozier Starbucks is open, we are here to answer your questions!