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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 are open, while maintaining social distancing, use of facemasks, and other safety measures. Due to sanitization procedures, some services might still be unavailable. Please ask!


Summer 2021 Hours

Bradenton Campus:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday: Library Closed - Available by phone and in Ask a Librarian chat.
  • Saturday: Library Closed 
  • Sunday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm


Venice Campus:

  • Monday - Thursday      8:00am - 7:00pm
  • ​Friday: Available by phone and in Ask a Librarian chat.
  • Saturday & Sunday : Library Closed. 


Lakewood Ranch:

  • Monday - Wednesday:   9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday:                       9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday:                            Closed. Email Maria if you need anything 
  • Saturday:                       10:00am - 2:00pm


We are open online sign


 We are always open online!


Call us! Library staff checks voicemail daily on business days:  BR (941) 752-5305 / VE (941) 408-1435 / LWR (941) 363-7250.

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 (not textbooks) & calculators to the SCF Libraries and/or 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! Please bring laptops to the Library during open hours. When 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 an overdue item, the hold will be cleared as soon as we receive and process your returns. If you need an urgent hold removed, please contact us to discuss your specific case.


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


Purchase & rental of TEXTBOOKS are managed by the SCF Store, not the Library.


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