Before the first student set foot on the University of West Florida campus, the men and women of the collection development team were hard at work in Town and Country Plaza creating the library collection for the University of West Florida. From those humble beginnings, the John C. Pace Library has grown to include over 700,000 physical volumes, 100,000 e-books, and nearly 2 million microforms. The libraries provide online access to over 250 different databases and online journal packages available from more than 30 different vendors and more than 41,000 journals in full text.
The majority of the circulating collection is split between the 3rd and 4th floors. The 3rd floor contains books in the Library of Congress call range from L through Z, our extensive collection of music scores, and the paperback collection for those times when you just want to read something for fun. The 4th floor contains call numbers A through K and our large collection of juvenile books. This is also where you will find the dissertations and theses of past graduates. Audio books are located on the 3rd and 4th floors according to their Library of Congress call numbers.