2017-2018 Catalog

Learning Resources Centers

The Learning Resources Centers at the Ocala and Citrus campuses include modern library facilities equipped with a variety of materials and resources. The LRCs contain a collection of print, video, DVD, and electronic resources that support student learning. The library staff is focused on providing quality service to CF students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community, while fulfilling their information and academic needs.

All students have access to print and electronic resources, including e-books and streaming video, totaling approximately 142,000 items. The libraries provide inter-campus delivery, which allows students to pick up and return materials at each campus. Other resources available to students, faculty and the community are the special collections located in the Learning Resources Centers. The Ocala collections include the Wisdom Traditions Collection, the Hartigan Equine Collection, the Will McLean Florida Folk Music Collection, the Kenneth H. "Buddy" Mackay Congressional Books, the Abraben Architecture Collection, and the Ocala Royal Dames Cancer Collection. The Ocala LRC also houses regalia from Congressman Clifford B. Stearns, his congressional desk, flags and books. The Citrus LRC houses the Walker Environmental Science Collection.

Information about these resources can be accessed through the library website, CF.edu/learning. CF students also have access to the resources of the 27 other Florida state and college libraries and the 11 state university libraries. Items can be obtained directly from any of these libraries through a reciprocal borrowing program or students can use the LRCs' InterLibrary Loan service to have materials delivered to CF. Adaptive technology is available.

For questions about these or other services, ask a reference librarian. The librarians will help students find information quickly and efficiently and will show them how to use the equipment and resources. Call the Reference Desk at 854-2322, ext. 1345, or send an email to library@cf.edu.