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Library Fact Sheet


  • Reference assistance in person, online, via phone or chat
  • Course Reserves (electronic & print)
  • Services for persons with disabilities (JAWS, BRAILLE Printer)
  • Wireless connectivity throughout the Libraries
  • U-Borrow - patron initiated borrowing
  • Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery
  • Library instruction/information literacy classes
  • Kindles - patron initiated collection development
  • Online renewal of currently checked-out materials
  • Online order forms
  • Online suggestion forms

Service Desks:

Reference/Information 474-2424
Circulation 474-2414
Skylab 474-6230
Library Hours 474-2462


Many resources, such as electronic databases, journals and ebooks may be accessed online at the University Libraries by current faculty, staff and students using the Argus login account. Through the library home page you may submit reference questions; access discipline-specific research guides and full-text journals and books; and consult full-text reference sources, e.g. encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and almanacs.


John C. Pace Library: Bldg 32 - 184,802 sq ft

   University Archives and West Florida History Center - Basement

   Media Room - 1st Floor

   Skylab (Computing Center) - 5th Floor

   Starbucks Coffee Shop - 1st Floor

   Great Good Place - 2nd Floor

Professional Studies Library: Bldg 86, Rm. 105 - 2,515 sq ft

Emerald Coast Campus Library: Fort Walton Beach - 20,500 sq ft


Volumes (print & electronic) 827,831
Serial Subscriptions (print & electronic) 4,466
Microforms 1,700,326
Government Documents (all formats) 179,750
Special Collections (all formats) 1,032,347
Maps 2,474

2011 Library Statistics:

Database searches 1,234,902
Visits to the library's home page 689,986
Visitors to the Pace Library 441,674
Uses of fulltext and e-journal packages 433,456
Checkouts of library materials 228,976
Electronic books 108,195
Computer workstations and laptops in the Pace Library 263