Covid-19 Library Essential Information

Library Hours Of Operation

All UWF Library buildings will be closed to the public until further notice. Library staff and research librarians are available via email, chat, and text to answer any questions or concerns regarding library check-outs, technology, and equipment (see below for contact options).

Can I Still Check Out Items?

Yes. Use the "Request It" link in the catalog to place your request. Once your request has been placed, library staff will retrieve the item, check it out to you, and then notify you with pickup details. Most items will be available to pick up in the Pace Library airlock. Please note that requests can take up to 3 business days.

How Do I Return Loaned Materials?

Pace Library (Building 32) is currently accepting technology returns by appointment. Unless you are graduating or leaving the University, you are not expected to return any materials or technology that you currently have until we reopen. All late fees are currently suspended. Please contact Billy Nelson at to make an appointment.

You can renew books on our website at:

The Pace Library (Building 32) book drop is open, but remote book drops are closed. DO NOT USE THE BUILDING BOOK DROP TO RETURN TECHNOLOGY.

Please contact Michelle Finley at If you have any further questions about returns.

On-Demand Digital Textbook Reserves Placement (Faculty Only)

The UWF Libraries purchases physical copies of all required textbooks for all undergraduate courses offered in a semester. To support faculty and students during the mandatory shift to online instruction, library employees will digitize instruction relevant portions of our physical holdings and will make these items available to users via their Canvas courses. Please visit to submit your request.

Student Technology Needs

The library maintains a pool of equipment for checkout and we'd like to support students who have limited or no technology of their own while the University is under mandatory online instruction. Please visit to request technology that you need to support remote learning.

Faculty Technology Needs

Right now we can offer a limited number of cameras, voice recorders, webcams, and headsets to faculty who may not have all the equipment required to transition to online instruction. Please visit to place your technology request.

Temporary Adobe At-Home Software

Adobe is allowing us to extend our lab licenses to you (the owner of an or e-mail address) until at least July 6. What this means for you is that you can install any of the Adobe Creative Suite applications on your personal PC or Mac and use them to finish projects, continue learning, etc. To request access to this program visit

Interlibrary Loans/UBorrow

Requests may be made via our databases and your ILLiad accounts for both electronic and physical items, e.g. books and DVDs. Please note that while we have resumed service for requesting physical items, there may be delays in service or problems filling the request due to limited libraries participating in interlibrary loan during the pandemic. The state catalog UBorrow system is not available at this time. Information about pick-up and returns may be found above, though you are not expected to return items until we re-open. Send questions to Britt McGowan,

Open Access to Resources during COVID-19

Some publishers are lifting restrictions on e-resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. The UWF Librarians have created (and will continue to update) this page - - with resources as they become available.

Graduate Semester Carrel Information

Students who need access to essential materials in their semester carrels should contact Michelle Finley at to coordinate the retrieval of their essential items. Please note that you must make an appointment.

Ask A Librarian

Have a research or library question? You are highly encouraged to email your subject-specialist librarian directly. Please see this page for further information: For more general questions feel free to use the other contact methods outlined below.

Via Live-Chat

Our live chat service is available to use on most devices (including iPads). This service is monitored from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, and 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday. Note, please be patient and courteous while chatting. To start chatting just click the button underneath the left navigation menu on any library page or click the image below!

Via e-Mail

Have a longer or more involved question for us? You can submit your question using this form. Please be sure to enter your e-mail address and contact information correctly so we can respond back to you or contact you if more information is needed.

Via Text Message (SMS)

Send your question to 850-483-0225! This service is typically monitored like our chat service above (in other words, texts sent at 3:00 am probably will not be answered until the next morning!)


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