Library Policies: Library Policies

Library Cards

The SCF Library has several types of borrowers. 

Currently Enrolled Students, Staff & Faculty

If you are a currently enrolled student [2, 4 year & dual enrolled], staff or faculty, your SCF ID Card is your library card.  You may borrow from the following collections:

  • Circulation [3 weeks]
  • Student Choice Books [3 weeks]
  • Student Choice DVDs [7 days]
  • Reserves [In house use only]
  • Young Adult [3 weeks]
  • Child [3 weeks]
  • Periodicals [7 days]
  • Equipment [varies - see Library Guide]

Priviliges also include:

  • Inter Library Loan
  • Remote Access to online resources [articles, ebooks & streaming video]

SCF Collegiate School Students

Your SCF ID Card is your library card.  You may borrow from the following collections:

  • Circulation [5 weeks]
  • Young Adult [5 weeks]
  • Child [5 weeks]

 Priviliges also include:

  •  Remote Access to online resources [articles, ebooks & streaming video]

SCF Emeritus

 Retired SCF staff or faculty may bring in a Manatee, Sarasota or Charolotte County Public Library Card and along with your SCF ID number and a photo ID request priviliges.  You may borrow from the following collections:

  •  Circulation [3 weeks]
  • Student Choice Books [3 weeks]
  • Young Adult [3 weeks]
  • Child [3 weeks]
  • Periodicals [7 days]

 Privileges also include:

  •  Inter Library Loan

Community 

Community members with a current Manatee, Sarasota or Charlotte County Public Library Card and a photo ID may register for borrowing  privileges. You must register at the front desk and are valid for one year. 

You may borrow from the following collections:

  • Circulation [3 weeks]
  • Student Choice (Books only)  [3 weeks]
  • Young Adult [3 weeks]
  • Child [3 weeks]

In addition, the SCF Library permits students taking non-credit classes from Corporate Community & Development to register as Seasonal Borrowers.  Please bring your paperwork when you register.  Seasonal Borrowers are valid for three months from the date from their last class meeting.

Other College Students

The SCF Library is also part of a reciprocal borrowing agreement with all community colleges and all Florida Public Universities. Any currently enrolled student in good standing (no overdue materials) may borrow books from these participating schools.

  • You must bring your current student id from your originating school and a photo ID to the Library Circulation Desk [Bradenton or Venice Campus]. .
  • Private colleges and universities are not part of this agreement.
  • Books must be returned to the SCF library, not your originating school library.
  • Over dues from any institution will affect your borrowing privileges. 

 

SCF Libraries - Mission Statement

Loan Periods

Loan Periods & Renewals

  • Circulation & Student Choice Books - 3 weeks - may be renewed up to 3 times
  • Student Choice DVDs (limit 4 titles) - 1 week - not renewable
  • Periodicals (limit 2 issues) - 1 week - may be renewed 1 time
  • Inter Library Loan items - determined by lending library
  • Reserve items - 2 hours, in library use only
  • Equipment - varies - see Equipment Library Guide
  • Reference items - no checkout permitted

Study Rooms

Group Study Rooms

Group Study Rooms are available for student use.  Usage is 'first come, first served', however priority is given to groups, disabled students and students that need to view DVDs or make recordings.  Rooms and equipment are limited, so please plan accordingly if you need to view a speech or make a speech for class.  Reservations are not taken and if you are studying alone, you may be asked to reloacte to the 2nd floor (quiet study space)

Library Access Services, Supervisor

Meg Hawkins
Contact:
Bradenton Campus Library

941-752-5307

Food & Drinks

Food and Drinks

Happily food and closed drinks are permitted in the Library.  So bring your lunch or order that pizza for your study group.  There are a number of paper towel dispensers and garbage cans placed throughout the Library.  Please use care with Library materials or computers and notify staff of any spills as soon as possible.  Thanks!

The State College of Florida Libraries :

Bradenton Library : 941-752-5305
Venice Library : 941-408-1435
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