• Archives & Digital Collections
  • Borrowing Privileges
  • Circulation Services
  • Computer Commons
  • Course Reserves
  • Equipment and Software
  • Group Study and Meeting Rooms
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Reference & Research

Archives & Digital Collections

The University Archives’ mission is to tell the story of the University and the people who made Florida Memorial University what it is today. The Florida Memorial University Archives is the official repository for records documenting the historical, administrative and social legacy of the university.

The Florida Memorial University Archives primary mission is to identify, collect, preserve and make available: official non-current university records, historical records and objects of enduring value, and personal papers of alumni, faculty and staff that support scholarly research and the curricular strengths of Florida Memorial University.

The Florida Memorial University Archives collection will be useful to scholars and researchers in the following areas of study:

  • African Americans and Higher Education
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • FMU Buildings and real estate
  • FMU History
  • HBCUs in Florida
  • Industrial, Mechanical and Normal education in the South
  • Segregation in Higher Education

The offices, departments and schools that comprise Florid Memorial University transfer non-current records (materials usually five or more years old) to the archives where they are processed and made available to users.

Borrowing Privileges

SEFLIN – Southeast Florida Library Information Network

According to the agreement with the South East Florida Library Information Network (“SEFLIN”), current Florida Memorial University students, staff, and faculty may borrow circulating books directly from any of the following libraries:

IMPORTANT: You will be asked to show a valid photo ID AND be prepared to confirm your status as a currently enrolled or employed Florida Memorial University community member. Be sure to have your FMU ID Card with you for borrowing.

Circulation Services

Access to the general materials collection is available through Circulation. All materials are checked out, returned, or renewed at the Circulation Desk. At the Circulation Desk, one can receive assistance on the location of materials, answers to directional questions and some transactional questions, activate your FMU ID Card, pay for charges, pick up and pay for copies, check out a laptop computer to use in the library, and get popular non-circulating periodicals (newspapers and some magazines) to use within the library.

All FMU faculty, staff, and students must use their FMU ID Card which should be current and validated each school year to borrow materials. Borrowers are financially responsible for all materials checked out on their FMU ID Cards.

Computer Commons

Computers are available in the Computer Commons located on the first floor of the library. Services are free, but we ask that students limit printing to fewer than 30 pages per visit. All computers require a login and password. Visiting patrons must get a temporary login from the Cyberzone.

Course Reserves

Reserves are course-related materials, such as photocopied articles, books and videos placed in the library by professors for their students to use. All reserve items are available for short check-out periods (2 hours) from the Circulation Desk, and they are for use in the library only.

Faculty members who need to place photocopied materials on reserve  will need to provide the library with proof of copyright permission. Permission may be obtained by logging on to the Copyright Clearance Center or calling 1-855-239-3415.

Equipment & Software

Nathan W. Collier Library has many items for checkout and use within the library. In addition to the items listed below, there are over 50 Dell desktop computers located throughout the library, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis, for a maximum of eight (8) hours. All computers require a login and password. Visiting patrons must get a temporary login from the Cyberzone.

Note: Files can only be saved on external sources. Please remember to save your work frequently to avoid losing your work!

Hardware Checkout

All hardware items have a 2-hour checkout period, for use inside of the library only. An FMU ID Card and another form of photo ID are required to check out hardware items. Library Staff will check out items by scanning the item to a patron’s account. Staff will not only check it out onto the patron’s account but will also hold/obtain a valid ID Card for security measures when checking out any of these items. The cards will be safely kept at the Circulation Desk.

DVD/Video Checkout

FMU students, faculty, and staff may checkout popular DVDs for five (5) days. Failure to return materials after the allotted five (5) day checkout will result in account suspension for a minimum of 30 days and possible fines.

During regular semester hours, DVD service hours are the following:

  • Sunday – 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Monday through Thursday – 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that locates and provides access to materials not available at Florida Memorial University. ILL supports the research, teaching and service efforts of members of the university community. Interlibrary Loan items are checked out for 4 – 6 weeks and renewal requests should be submitted three working days prior to the due date. The Interlibrary Loan process can take up to 10 business days depending on where the requested item is located.

Patrons should provide as much relevant information about the item they are requesting so that the item can be retrieved expeditiously. Patrons are emailed and/or called when their materials have arrived.

All faculty, enrolled students, and staff with a  valid FMU ID Card are eligible to use ILL. ILL policy conforms to national, regional, and state interlibrary loan codes, and to the policies of individual lending libraries.

If you have any issues please call: 305 626 3647 or 3648.