Question:

Can the public use Florida State University libraries? What are the restrictions?

Our answer:

The University Libraries at Florida State University welcomes visitors and researchers. Any person may visit the libraries and use print materials, licensed databases, government documents, and the FSU Library Catalog on-site.
Any FSU student, faculty and staff with an active FSUCard can enter Strozier or Dirac at the turnstiles. Family members and friends need to stop at the Guest Services desk and obtain a Guest Card. Visitors are welcome but are required to present an official state or university identification (e.g. driver’s license, university ID card, passport) to obtain a Guest Card before entering the Strozier and Dirac libraries. FSU retirees maintain lifelong access and borrowing privileges with the Libraries.  For questions, see your department’s HR representative. Guest hours are from 7:30am -10:00pm with the last Guest card being issued at 8:00pm. Florida College and University students, staff, and faculty may enter Strozier and Dirac libraries during any hour they are open.

You can find out more on our Visitor Information page.