The Library

FSU London Study Centre Library

The FSU Study Centre Library offers a fully working library and three computer labs, operated by a professional librarian, IT administrator, and library assistants. The library has a wide variety of material that includes movies, books, music, travel guides, and more.

The Florida State University London Study Centre Library's purpose is to provide teaching, learning, and research services to the study abroad programs that use the study centre. The library's mission is to serve and be responsive to the needs of the community.

Location and Opening Hours

The Library is located in the basement of the FSU London Study Centre.

- Monday--Thursday--9:30am-9:00pm

- Friday--9:30am-4:00pm

- Saturday--CLOSED

- Sunday--3:00pm-9:00pm

*During midterms and finals, and public holidays, library hours may be modified.


The library is comprised of five rooms: the Stacks/Reading Room, the Library Lab, two 24-hours Computer Labs, and a Conservatory.

Stacks/Reading Room: The Stacks/Reading Rooms contains the majority of the library's collection, mainly books and DVD's. As well, the room consist of tables for students to use for quiet study.

Library Lab: This Library Lab contains the library staff's desks, a public printer, newspapers, reserve books, reference books, periodicals, bulletin boards (details about upcoming exhibits, shows, readings, movies, etc.), and computers.

24-hours Computer Labs: The two Computer Labs are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each contains a printer for patron use. Patrons must be authorized before they can use the computers and they must have an account created by staff.

Conservatory: The Conservatory is set up with wireless and is available to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is equipped with desks and chairs, and is accessible through Computer Lab 2.


General: The library currently holds approximately 10,000 books, VHS/DVDs, and CDs. The library also subscribes to three newspapers (The Times, The Independent, and The Guardian) and two weekly magazines (Time Out and The Economist).

Reference: The library currently has over 400 titles and is for in-library use only. The collection includes various dictionaries, atlases, and almanacs.

Reserves: The library places each semesters reserve materials either behind the desk in the Library Lab and in the Stacks/Reading Room.

Travel Guides: Travel guides are located in the Library Lab. These books are not checked out on and students and faculty are free to keep or return these books as they wish.

Electronic Databases: FSU students and faculty are able to access the FSU databases by connecting to the Off Campus proxy.

Borrowing Privileges

  Students Faculty
Books 2 weeks 2 weeks
Reference Library use Library use
Reserve as designated as designated
Media: DVD, VHS, & CD 3 days 3 days


Copying, Printing, and Scanning

Copying: Copying is not allowed on the library and lab printers, except for faculty and staff. FSU students and other programs are to use the copier located by the library or an outside service. The copier has a service charge and is managed by Acorn. We recommend that students use the library or lab scanners to print small projects.

Printing: Users can print from the lab and library computers.

Scanning: All the printers can scan to an email address. Please follow the instructions located above or on the printer.