Carrels & Study Rooms
Study Rooms are available on the second and third floors of Coleman Library.  Group study rooms are limited to a minimum of three persons for each room.  Individual study carrels and other reading and study areas are located throughout the library.  Vending machines are available in the Student Study Lounge.  Please restrict all eating and drinking to this area.

Computers are located on each floor of the library. All computers have Aleph, electronic databases, and Internet access. For Aleph, database, or Internet assistance use the computers located in the Reference Department. To access the electronic databases from outside of the library click the Off-Campus Access link on the Libraries' home page. For word processing (e.g. typing papers) use the computers located to the right and left of the front entrance of  the library or the computer lab located in the Instructional Media Center, first floor, room 117. Currently enrolled students and current employees who have registered for the laptop lending service may borrow a laptop for up to four hours of in-library use per day. Click here for more laptop info.

Notice: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17 U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person reproducing the material is liable for any infringement.

Copyright Compliance
Materials that are in compliance with Copyright Policy may be placed on reserve.  Compliance may include securing permission from the copyright owner and paying copyright fees as necessary.  Assistance for copyright clearance is available from the University Bookstore.  These materials must be accompanied by a completed and signed Copyright Compliance Statement.

Please note that submission of the signed Copyright Compliance Statement certifies that the instructor has read, understood, and complied with copyright law and will be held solely liable for any violations of the law.

Course Reserve
Click here to see items currently on reserve for your class. Any faculty member or instructor may place library books, personal books, and articles that are bound on reserve. For instructions on how to place materials on reserve see the Reserve Policy.

Interlibrary Loan
The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service provides access to library materials not owned by Florida A&M University (FAMU) Libraries. Located in room 208 of Coleman Library, ILL services are provided to FAMU's faculty, staff, and students who are currently enrolled and engaged in academic research. Service is also provided to State university students who are enrolled in distance learning/off-campus courses. ILL requests may be submitted electronically or at the Coleman Library Reference desk.

Library Instruction
Instruction is offered in the use of library resources, the online catalog, and  electronic databases. Classes are held in the information literacy room, 4th floor, room 410. Faculty may arrange instruction for their classes during the regular class hour. Instruction will be tailored to fit the needs of the class.  Regularly scheduled information literacy sessions on topics such as, searching the Web, writing papers, electronic access, etc. are offered throughout the semester. Click here for scheduling and contact information. Faculty and students may also schedule individualized instruction for in-depth research assistance. Contact Mrs. Carolyn Graham by telephone, 850-599-8675 or Ask A Librarian to schedule instruction. For instruction specifically geared to distance learners, contact Mrs. Joyce Johnson at 850-599-3193 or

Online Renewal
Borrowers may view and renew items that are currently checked out. Go to the online catalog, click on "renewals/your Account" to view your account options within the Library Catalog. (If you have not already signed-in, you will be prompted to do so.) Then click on the "Loans" link to see a list of all the items you currently have checked out along with their due dates. Click here to do so.

Photocopiers are located on the 2nd floor at the rear of  the Reference Department and on the 3rd Floor near the periodicals. Please bring your Rattler Card or sufficient change.  Photocopies are $.08 per page with your Rattler Card and $.10 per page without your card. A color copier is located in the Cirulation area. The cost to copy is $1.00. Value may be credited to your card with $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills. Rattler Card money machines are located in the Instructional Media Center on the first floor of Coleman Library, Gibbs Hall, McGuinn Hall, Palmetto South, Wheatley Hall, and Paddyfoote. For information about refunds or bad copies and/or print outs contact Auxiliary Services room G-20, Foote-Hilyer.

Printers are available on the 1st floor (Instructional Media Center), 2nd floor, and 3rd floor. A Rattler Card is required for printing. Printing is $ .10 per page. Value may be credited to your card with $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills. Rattler Card money machines are located in the Instructional Media Center on the first floor of Coleman Library, Gibbs Hall, McGuinn Hall, Palmetto South, Wheatley Hall, and Paddyfoote.

There are 2 typewriters available for patron use. Typewriters are available on a first come, first served basis, in the following locations: Jazzman Cafe and Special Collections, Room 403.

Users with Disabilities
Samuel H. Coleman Memorial Library is designed for easy access. Ramps are located at the west and north entrances to the building. Patrons with visual impairments or mobility problems may request assistance from the service desks to retrieve materials from the shelves. A Aleph workstation for use by the visually and physically disabled is available in room 207. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf and Disabled (TDD) is available at the reference desk on the second floor. Please see a library staff member for more information or assistance.

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Last update 3/06