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Continuity of SCF Library Services

Information of library services available during interruption of classes


SCF Libraries

Services & Resources during Covid-19 Pandemic


For questions about other College resources,
please contact the SCF Coronavirus Hotline at 941-752-5015.
We are open online!


Library Hours & Returning Materials

Library Hours:

The SCF Libraries' buildings are closed on all three campuses, until further notice.

Updates will be posted in our Locations & Hours page.


We are open online!


Returning Materials:

Please return items to our outside book drops


All SCF Libraries' items loaned during Spring semester are due back now.

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.**


SCF Collegiate School

All books checked out by Collegiate School students are due back now.

Please use the outside bookdrop on the south side of Building 3 to return them.



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


Here is the SCF Store information:

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.



Free access to some eTextbooks (Spring Semester):

Some textbooks are available for free from a special Red Shelf service during Covid-19.
To access free textbooks:
  1. Go to
  2. Create an account by finding the institution (State College of Florida) and using your email and a password you create.
  3. Search for the eBook
  4. You will get free access for 45 days.

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