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Distance Services for Faculty: Faculty Services

The purpose of this guide is to help and support distance faculty members in acquiring materials and doing research using our library and services.

ID Authorization

Faculty ID authorizations are signed permissions that faculty members submit to FSU Libraries so currently enrolled graduate students or research assistants can check out materials on the faculty member's FSU card.

Fill out the Faculty ID Authorization form to enable this service.

Materials Purchase Suggestions

Are there books, journals, and other materials that you'd like to see FSU Libraries acquire? Faculty may use this form to suggest materials to the library. Your suggestions are sent to the subject librarian for your department, and upon submission, you will be sent an email confirmation. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your subject librarian.

Scholar Commons At Strozier Library

Faculty who can access FSU's Tallahassee campus in person are invited to visit the Scholars Commons, located on the lower level of Strozier Library. The Commons offers resources resources to facilitate study and research by faculty and graduate students. Highlights of our space and services include:

  • Robert Bradley Reading Room - To reserve access to this space, please fill out this form and allow 24 to 48 hours for authorization to be granted.
  • Technology-enabled study and conference rooms - To book a reservation in one of our group study rooms or conference rooms, please visit this page to view which rooms are available during specific dates and times. Additionally, the faculty conference room and instructional classroom in this area can also be reserved, but require permission to do so; visit this page for more information.
  • Graduate Computer Lab
  • Research Collections - Located on the ground floor of the Strozier Library in compact shelving. For an abbreviated list of what this collection contains, please visit this page.
  • Statistic Consultation - A program part of the FSU Department of Statistics, offering statistical assistance, advisement, and support. For more information on this program, visit the program's page on FSU's website, and the library's informational page. If you're ready to book an appointment, please email

IT Services and Blackboard Support Center

Need help with computer problems? Is Blackboard giving you a hard time? Get answers to your technology questions, and learn how to use Blackboard effectively by checking out FSU IT Services online, and visiting our Blackboard User Support Center, respectively. On both of these sites, you will find material about:

  • Technology requirements for online courses
  • News and updates about Blackboard performance issues and glitches
  • Plug-ins and software
  • User services
  • Guide to computing resources

There are three ways to contact FSU ITS:

Please note, FSU ITS hours of operation are 8AM-6PM EST Monday-Friday; requests for evening or weekend support should use the third option to request after-hours support.

There are three ways to contact FSU Blackboard User Support Center:

  • Create a support ticket.
  • Send an email to (send this email from your FSU email account for account-related issues).
  • Call (850) 644-8004. This is the most immediate method of contact for urgent issues you may have. You will be connected with a real person and not a machine.

Please note the Blackboard User Support Center's hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8AM-5PM EST.

Strozier Technology Center

The Strozier Technology Center, or simply The Tech Center, offers use of its facilities and collection to FSU's students and faculty, with the goal of supporting classroom assignments, instruction, and in general the University's mission and vision. The Tech Center is a combined source of creative designers and artists, technology addicts, and hands-on facilitators that are passionate and proficient in multiple areas of technology. The Tech Center's media and technology services include, but are not limited to: media help, troubleshooting, equipment and entertainment checkout, and appointment and walk-in assistance at all hours Strozier is open with access to the essential tools for creating digital resources. Students and faculty who are able to access Strozier Library on FSU's main campus are invited to visit the Tech Center for these services and the best assistance possible.

"Tech Assist" and photograph of The Tech Center

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