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Continuity of SCF Library Services

Information of library services available during interruption of classes


SCF Libraries

Services & Resources

available during Covid-19 Pandemic


SCF Coronavirus Hotline at 941-752-5015
Coronavirus FAQs from "Ask a Librarian"

Library Hours & Returning Materials

Library Hours:


Summer B Hours (June 25th-August 7th):

  • Bradenton Library & Learning Center: Monday-Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Venice Library: Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Lakewood Ranch Learning Commons: Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 2:00pm


Friday August 7th - Wednesday August 12:

SCF Libraries Closed.

Consultations available online, by phone (941-752-5305) and through the Ask a Librarian chat service.


Thursday August 13th

  • 8:00am - 4:00pm


Friday August 14th:

  • Bradenton Library: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Venice Library: 8:00am - 2:00pm
  • LWR Learning Commons: 8:00am - 2:00pm


Regular Hours (Fall & Spring Semesters)

Regular Hours begin Monday, August 17, 2020.




Due to the Pandemic, in-person services at the Library will be limited to students & staff only, and following recommended distancing measures. Some services will continue to be unavailable (see below.)

Students & staff are required to wear a mask and respect distancing as posted in the buildings.

(Future hours or any changes will be reflected in our Locations & Hours page.)


We are always open online!

Summer B Services (June 25th - August 7th)


Services provided online:

  • Research assistance (Ask a Librarian)
  • Instruction: workshop and classes (Teams)
  • Account management: overdue items, clearing holds, etc. (Phone or Ask a Librarian)
  • SCF Collections: books & DVD requested in advance, pick up at library.


Services provided in person (no community patrons at this time):

SCF Students and Staff can visit the Library for the following purposes:

1. Using computers for curricular needs.

2. Printing / scanning for curricular or college needs.

3. Using study rooms (one person or small groups wearing PPE/following social distancing)

4. Picking up materials (books, DVDs and calculators.)


Services currently unavailable:

· Textbooks, models, & other reserve materials and Inter-Library Loans from other Institutions.

· Study spaces for recreational or social purposes.

· Browsing shelves (books, DVD, magazines).

· Please use the online search or Ask a Librarian to request items instead and you can pick up at the front desk.

· In-person research assistance or class presentations.

· Your librarians are providing ‘live’ online classes, workshops and one-on-one assistance.


Returning Materials

Please return items to our outside book drops


All SCF Libraries' items loaned during Spring semester are due back now. All books loaned to SCF Collegiate School students are also due back.

Return items to the SCF Libraries outdoor book drops:

  • Venice Library: Bldg. 300 - next to entrance doors.
  • Bradenton Library: Bldg.3 - next to South side sliding doors.
  • Lakewood Ranch: Bldg.1 CIT - deliver to Security at welcome front desk.

If you have a "hold" for a previous overdue item, please contact us to discuss your specific case.


** Please no textbooks!  See information below about how to return rental textbooks.**


Rental textbooks are managed by the SCF Store, not the Library.

Library textbooks in Reserve (in print) are currently unavailable.


SCF Store information (to rent & return rented textbooks):

All inquiries about returning rental books, need to be addressed with the SCF Bookstore 


SCF Store phone numbers: 941-752-5080 (BR) and 941-408-1380 (VE)

Returning textbooks is currently by mail, not in person.

From the SCF Bookstore FAQ's:

If your campus store is closed, customers can ship rentals back to the store via a free FedEx return label. 

U.S. Stores: Two ways to get a Rental Return Label:

1. Wait for the rental reminder email that is sent 14 days before your rental due date. Email is sent again 7 days, 3 days, and the day of your due date. This email contains a link to generate a free return shipping label and packing slip.

2. Or you can immediately generate a free return shipping label on this website [SCF Store website], in your account:

a. Click the Sign In link on the top right side of the page to sign into your account.

b. Enter the email address you provided at the register when you rented. Note: Even if you rented in the store, an account was created using the email you provided at the register.

c. Once you’ve signed in, click the link “Rentals”. You will be navigated to the Rentals page in your account.

d. On Rentals page, scroll down the page to see the books you rented. Click the link “Return All Rentals by Mail”. You can also click the button “Return by Mail”. Both open a pop up to select your rentals to ship back.

e. Follow the steps to generate and print the return label and packing slip. This option is available until your rental due date.

Need assistance with remote access?

The SCF Librarians are here to support you!


Library services:


Help with "Teams" (video conferences):

Having trouble using Teams for meetings or classes? Check out Teams Help.

Additional support


The SCF Campuses in Venice and Bradenton have designated spots in the Parking Lot to get access to WiFi, for those who don't have Internet service.

 Please check information on the SCF homepage about locations and hours of this special service.

Counseling Services

These are stressful times. If you have a need for counseling, please reach out:

Campus Links

For questions, concerns or additional information about SCF activities, please contact the SCF Coronavirus Hotline at 941-752-5015.

Reliable Information

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Resources

The following links contain reliable information about the Coronavirus pandemic:

*Includes updated statistics of cases in Florida