Borrowing Print Materials

Date of Last Review: March 18, 2022

The following patrons may borrow print materials:

  • Current Florida Tech faculty and staff
  • Current Florida Tech students
  • Florida Tech alumni
  • Current University of Central Florida, Eastern Florida State College, and ELS students
  • Dependents (14 and over) of current Florida Tech faculty and staff

Library Cards

The Florida Tech ID card serves as the library card for Florida Tech faculty, staff and students.

Loan Periods

Loans of print materials vary by patron:  

  • Undergraduates, Alumni, Reciprocal College Students and Dependents - 14 days.
  • Graduate Students -30 days.
  • Faculty and Staff - One semester.

Returning Materials

During operating hours, all library materials should be returned to the iDesk on the first floor of the Library. After hours, books may be returned to one of the Library book-drops. One is located in the Babcock Street parking lot at the entrance to the bridge and the other is just outside the south entrance of the Library.


Items can be renewed if they are not on hold for another patron or needed for the reserve shelf. Items may be renewed via the online catalog, at the iDesk or by telephone or chat. A patron is allowed a maximum of 4 renewals. Any renewals beyond the maximum of 4 is at the discretion of the iDesk staff.

Overdue, Lost or Damaged Fees

Fines may be assessed for overdue books at $.25 per item per day or $1.00 per item per hour for books on the reserve shelf. Replacement cost will be charged to the patron's account for long overdue, lost or damaged materials. Any unfulfilled library obligations will place a hold on the student's account. 


Items on the reserve shelf are for in-library use only and check out for two hours at a time. Shortened loan periods may be imposed during periods of high demand.

In most cases, only one Reserve item may be checked out at one time.

Contact Information 

Library iDesk: (321) 674-8086

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