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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:

Currently, the SCF Libraries provide services to SCF Students & Staff only.

At this time, no guests are allowed on campus.


Spring 2021 Hours

Bradenton Campus:

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:45am - 9:00pm
  • Friday: 7:45am - 2:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm


Venice Campus:

  • Monday - Thursday      8:00am - 7:00pm
  • ​Friday                           8:00am - 2:00pm
  • ​Saturday - Sunday        Closed


Lakewood Ranch:

  • Mon. & Tues.      9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed. & Thur.      9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri. & Sat.           9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun.                    Closed



Due to the Pandemic, in-person services at the Library will be limited to students & staff only, and following recommended distancing measures. Students & staff are required to wear a mask and respect distancing as posted in the buildings.

We are open online sign


 We are always open online!


Call us! Library staff checks voicemail daily (941) 752-5305.

Write to us! Send us an e-mail (

Chat with us!  Ask a Librarian (

Join us at our online workshops & events!


Returning Materials

Please return Library books & calculators to our outside 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.


* Important! To return laptops, please call the Library during open hours so we can meet you at the door. After we are closed, laptops can be returned to Public Safety (Bldg. 14 BR / Bldg. 500 VE / CIT bldg. LWR)


* 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.**


The SCF Store, not the Library, manages purchase & rental of TEXTBOOKS.


SCF Store:


941-752-5080 (BR)

941-408-1380 (VE)


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

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