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K-12 Guide to UWF Libraries: Introduction

Welcome!

K-12 Students:  this research guide will help you identify and locate resources for research projects and offer tips on research and citing sources. 

K-12 Teachers:  if you'd like to schedule a library tour and/or instruction session for your class(es), please contact Melissa Gonzalez, our K-12 Liaison Librarian, at mgonzalez@uwf.edu

Hours

The UWF Libraries' regular hours are listed below, but see our complete Hours of Operation for specific dates and holiday closures.

John C. Pace Library

Monday 7:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 7:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 7:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 7:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am

University Archives & West Florida History Center

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

CLOSED

We do offer the ability to schedule appointments in the evenings and on weekends. To schedule an appointment, contact the Assistant Archivist, Stephanie Johnson, at sjohnson4@uwf.edu.

Computer Use

Desktop Computers

Pace Library has over 100 desktop computers on the 1st and 2nd floors available for patron use. All workstations provide internet access and many pre-loaded applications, such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, digital image editors, etc. Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and community patrons may use any computer with a green circle on the log-on screen.  Community users should go to the Information Desk to obtain the current username and password required to log onto the network.

Wireless Access

ArgoAir is UWF's secure wireless network, so most computers and mobile devices must be pre-configured for access. Setup instructions are available for different operating systems and devices. Community patrons can obtain the current ArgoAir guest username and password at the Information Desk. Please note that the password changes every Monday at 7:00am.

Community Patron Card

The UWF Libraries are happy to offer borrowing privileges to community members who live in the Panhandle region (including Baldwin, Escambia, and Mobile counties in Alabama). In order to obtain a community card, you will need to present a photo ID and proof of current local address (utility bill, etc) at the Circulation Desk. If you have a state of Florida issued ID with a current local address, there is no need to present additional proof of local address.

If you are under the age of 18, your parents/guardians may put your name on their card as an authorized user. This will allow you the same privileges afforded a regular community patron.  You MUST have the card with you to check out any materials.

Community borrowers may check out up to 4 items at a time, including up to 3 DVD's. Books check out for 28 days and DVD and other media for 7 days. Community borrowers are not allowed to renew items.

For more information, see:

WEPA Printing System

IMPORTANT TIP:  Save money and go green by emailing files to yourself as attachments or saving to a flash drive.

Printing:  After sending a document or file to print, select Guest User in the bottom right corner of the print dialog box.  Write down the release code and use it to log in at a WEPA kiosk.

Cost Per Page: B&W 1-side: 12¢ 
  B&W duplex: 52¢
  Color 1-side: 19¢ 
  Color duplex: 83¢ 


Acceptable Forms of Payment:

  • Debit or Credit card (swipe card and enter zip code and CVV code)
  • WEPA print card (available for purchase in $2 increments in the library copy room)
  • WEPA Online Account (How-To Video

More Information:  WEPA website 

Off-Campus Access

Please note that most of the UWF Libraries' electronic resources are not accessible from off-campus to non-UWF affiliates. However, everything is accessible from inside the library. Community patrons may access the library catalogsubject research guides, and research tutorials from anywhere. 

K-12 Liaison Librarian

Melissa Gonzalez
Contact:
John C. Pace Library
Bldg. 32 / Room 140
(850) 474-2821
mgonzalez@uwf.edu
Skype Contact

Florida Pass Program (FLA-PASS)

The FLA-PASS website has a few FAQ's for students. Including "What is FLA-PASS," "What are 'e-resources,'" and other quick questions. These links are found here.

Here is a quick link to the FLA-PASS Login page. 

Don't forget that FLA-PASS offers a student guide for your use, as well. This document is downloadable and located here.