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SLS 1109: Foundations for Academic Success

Search the Catalog

For information on how to locate books in the library, use the Locating Books guide.
UWF students who live over 50 miles from the UWF campus may request that books be delivered by mail.

Search Library Catalog
Search for physical materials in our collection.

UBorrow allows you to request print books directly from Florida’s state universities and colleges. This unmediated borrowing service increases your access to the book collections of these institutions and usually delivers more quickly than standard Interlibrary Loan.

Make sure you log in with your Argonet credentials in the top right corner of the Primo VE page. Select Statewide Catalog from the dropdown menu in the search box. Use the UBorrow Request link in the catalog record, then click the green Send button at the bottom of the submission form. You will receive an email when the book arrives and is ready for pick-up at the library's Information Desk. 

The loan period for UBorrow items is 45 days from the time the item arrives on campus, and you may request one 30-day renewal. UBorrow renewals are placed exactly like UWF book renewals. Select My Loans from the dropdown menu in your profile, then click Renew. UBorrow renewals must be placed before the due date, and you will receive an email notification with the new due date or a request denial. UBorrow books should be returned to the Information Desk.

Notes and Reminders:

  • e-books and other media are not available through UBorrow
  • do not remove the UBorrow paperwork attached to the book(s)
  • you will be fined for all overdue, lost, and damaged UBorrow loans

UBorrow - Statewide Union Catalog
Search for materials across all 40 Florida state universities and public colleges.

If you need a book that is not available at UWF, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.  Most books are received in about 2 weeks, and you will be notified when they are available for you to pick up at the Reference desk.

To identify books on your topic that UWF doesn't own, try searching WorldCat (in Databases A-Z list), a catalog of materials at universities, community colleges, public libraries, and other library agencies throughout the United States and internationally.

For more information, watch this brief InterLibrary Loan video.

Find a Book on the Shelf

The library catalog provides information on how to find a book on a shelf so you can use it in the library or check it out to take with you. The link below the title and author shows that the book is available for use, which of the University Libraries has a copy, and which floor the book is on. te call number is included to help you locate the book on the shelf.

The library catalog entry for Roman Sculpture by Diana E. E. Kleiner, showing which library holds a copy and its call number


Understanding Call Numbers

Here is an example of a Library of Congress call number for the book Roman Sculpture by Diana Kleiner:


The call number has several parts to it:

NB represents a specific area of the fine arts, namely sculpture.
115 defines this book as Roman sculpture
.K57 Cutter number, which is a code for the author's last name
1992  date of publication

This call number system results in materials on related subjects being shelved in the same area. For example, if a patron goes to the book shelves to locate the call number NB 115 .K57 1992, other books on Roman sculpture would be found in the vicinity.

Check Out Your Books

Now you are ready to check out your book at the Circulation Desk... with your Nautilus Card!