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About the Libraries

The University of West Florida Libraries provides research materials, research assistance, technology access, and study spaces to support student learning and success. Through the library homepage, uwf.edu/library, students may access the catalog of materials held by all UWF Libraries, online databases that contain full-text articles and e-books, and services such as interlibrary loan. In addition to books that support research, students may check out their undergraduate textbooks. Every library location offers computers, scanners, Wi-Fi, SMART Boards, and other technology - including equipment that may be checked out, like laptops and calculators. Additionally, each location has a variety of individual and group study accommodations. Subject-specialist librarians are available at all locations (and virtually) to assist students.

John C. Pace Library - Pensacola Campus (Bldg. 32)

The 6-floor John C. Pace Library, located across the Cannon Green from the University Commons, houses over 750,000 print volumes. In addition to the usual workspaces, individual study carrels are available for check out. The 5th floor Skylab offers additional multimedia hardware and software, including the Adobe Creative Suite, which can also be accessed remotely, as well as 3D printers. The University Archives and West Florida History Center, located in the basement, contains over one million unique items relating to the historic West Florida region. The Pace Library Coffee House offers refreshments to hungry scholars.

Professional Studies Library - Pensacola Campus (Bldg. 86, Rm. 105)

The Professional Studies Library supports the students in the College of Education and Professional Studies. With an extensive collection of juvenile books, and a full curriculum materials collection for future educators, the PSL is a one-stop-shop for all education students. The library also hosts a robust research materials collection for Criminal Justice and Social Work. The PSL is home to the Creation Station maker space in which students can craft and create posters, buttons, and stickers. Three quiet study rooms are available.

Emerald Coast Library - Emerald Coast Campus (Bldg. 8)

The Emerald Coast Library is located in Fort Walton Beach and provides access to information resources that support courses taught in that location. The collection has over 27,000 volumes, and materials available for checkout at the Pensacola Campus libraries may be requested for delivery/checkout at the Emerald Coast Library. A library coffee shop is open for limited hours to provide food and beverages.