Access and Borrowing
Articles and Databases
To access articles through the library databases visit the Library Databases list. Before performing a search, you will be prompted to log in using your borrower ID and PIN. An explanation about finding articles in databases can be found in the Find Articles guide.
You can search for a specific journal, magazine or newspaper in the Journals A-Z list. The library also has print collections of magazines, newspapers and academic journals.
If you're having trouble locating an article, email our librarians at email@example.com. If our libraries don't have access to the article, please submit a request through the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. The library will contact you when your article has been located.
Books and eBooks
Seminole State currently has more than 100,000 print books on four campuses, and nearly 50,000 ebooks available online. Books and ebooks are selected for the library collection according to the collection development guidelines.
To search for books and ebooks, use the library catalog. For instructions on using the catalog, visit the Find Books & Media guide. eBooks will require you to log in using your borrower ID and PIN. You may check out up to 25 print circulating books for 30 days. If there are no holds on a book, you may renew a book twice in-person by contacting the library or online through your library account. Books in the reference section cannot leave the library.
If you're having trouble locating a book, email our librarians at firstname.lastname@example.org. If our libraries don't have access to the book, please submit a request through the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. The library will contact you when your book has arrived.
Search for music CDs, DVDs and audiobooks using the library catalog. Audiobooks and CDs can be checked out for 30 days at a time. DVDs can be checked out for up to one week at a time. You can renew these items two times in-person or through your library account online.
To access streaming media, you can search through the library catalog or visit a specific database or website. Databases with media include:
- Films on Demand
- Swank Motion Pictures
- History Reference Center
- Business Source Complete
- Academic OneFile
- Health and Wellness Resource Center
The Altamonte Springs and Sanford/Lake Mary libraries have media viewing stations equipped with Roku players to stream Netflix. Remote controls and headphones are available for checkout at the Information Services Desk. You can view titles currently offered through Netflix on the InstantWatcher website.
Faculty members may place textbooks and other course materials on reserve for students to access. Reserve items are located behind the Information Services Desk and are organized by course number (e.g., ENC 1101). Typically, items on reserve can be checked out for two hours to use in the library.
Faculty may place an item on reserve by dropping off the Library Course Reserve Form and the materials at one of the campus libraries.
Designer and classic board games are available for checkout at the Sanford/Lake Mary library. Games can be borrowed and played for one week at a time and renewed twice. For a full list of the board games available, visit the Board Games in the Library page.
Check out cables, chargers, audio equipment, cameras, calculators, laptops, robots, and more from the library. View a full list of the available technology and the campus you can check them out from.
Visitors, Alumni and Retirees
Visitors and alumni may use all the library resources while on campus. Borrowing privileges, however, are reserved for Seminole State and UCF faculty, staff and currently enrolled students. Retirees may checkout materials with their Blue & Gold ID Card.
Currently enrolled UCF students have full access and borrowing privileges at Seminole State. In addition, Seminole State students have privileges at UCF libraries. For a full list of library services, review Seminole State College/UCF Joint-Use Library Services on the UCF website.
Library Fines and Fees
Overdue fines are assessed on the following library materials when they are overdue:
- Audio Equipment and Cameras: $3 per day, up to a max of $21
- Calculators and Programmable Devices: $1 per hour, up to a max of $10
- Computers and Accessories: $1 per hour, up to a max of $10
- Course reserves: $2 per hour, up to a max of $20
- Study rooms: $2 per hour, up to a max of $20
All other library materials do not accrue overdue fines. View a full schedule of loan periods and fine information is available.
Any library materials that are lost or damaged will incur a fee for the replacement cost of the material plus a $10 processing fee
Fines and fees can be paid at one of the Seminole State Cashiering Services offices.