This FAQ was last updated: Dec 12, 2014     Views: 274

Hi, I am an alumni from FSU Tallahassee. Do I still have full authorization to use online research resources FSU library has? Thanks in advance.

Our answer:

If you are local you can come in to the library and have access in the building.

University Libraries provides 12 computers for research access to the public. These computers are restricted to FSU-licensed library resources, government resources, and the FSU library catalog. The Research Kiosks are distributed throughout the Libraries as follows:

Strozier Learning Commons: 4 Research Kiosks Strozier Scholars Commons: 2 Research Kiosks Strozier North 4th Floor: 2 Research Kiosks Strozier North 5th Floor: 2 Research Kiosks Dirac 2nd (Main) Floor: 2 Research Kiosks Qualified researchers (from government agencies or sponsored by FSU departments) who require research access beyond that available with the Research Kiosks may request semester long access to library computers.

Unfortunately, due to licensing restrictions by our database vendors, we are unable to provide off-campus access to non-active students and staff. If you are not currently enrolled in classes for the current semester (semesters are Fall, Spring, and Summer), are auditing a class, or are not actively employed by Florida State University, you will be unable to access these resources from off-campus.

There are several options for you to have remote access to electronic resources:

  • If you live outside of Tallahassee, you should be able to access similar databases at a public university in your area.
  • You may enroll in a Thesis class.
  • You can take any other 1 credit course at FSU to gain active status 

I hope this helps you.

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