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.
Borrowing Books & Media
Books and media may be borrowed by students, staff, and faculty of the University of West Florida. The Libraries also extend borrowing privileges to alumni of the University, community members, and students, staff and faculty of other Florida state universities and colleges. Borrowing privileges vary depending upon which category the borrower falls into.
Once patrons have located material they wish to check out, they can bring it to the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of the John C. Pace Library.
Desktop Computers & Wireless Access
Pace Library has a number of desktop computers on the 1st floor available for community patron use. All workstations provide internet access and many pre-loaded applications, such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, digital image editors, etc. Computers with a green log-on screen are available for community patron use on a first-come, first-served basis. Community users should visit the Information Desk to obtain the current username and password required to log onto the network.
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 ArgoAir guest username and password at the Information Desk. Please note that the password changes every Monday at 7:00am.
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.
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When looking for books, your best bet is to search the library catalog. The catalog provides access to books, media, government documents, and other materials. Some journal titles are listed in the catalog, but you cannot search for individual articles. And rememebr that books can also be located using OneSearch.
brings together results containing books, articles, and other library resources in one powerful search. UWF will not have access to every item in the results list - some will have full text, while others will just be citations.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.