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Services & Research Assistance

The Libraries at Eastern Florida State College offer a wide range of services, research and reference desk assistance, both on campus and online. Explore the services outlined here and throughout the Library's web pages and Research Guides.

Academic Databases & eResources

Eastern Florida State College libraries offer a large print collection as well as digital resources including databases, electronic books, e-audio books, and streaming videos and music.

Our print and digital collections are carefully selected to support academic classes. You may read, listen, watch and enjoy hundreds of books on your phone, eReader or tablet. Online resources are easy to access when logged into the myEFSC Portal or from the library website.


Requests for research help may be made in person at any campus reference desk or by phone. The online Ask-A-Librarian service provides Florida residents with virtual reference service via live chat and text messaging from 10 AM to midnight Sunday through Thursday (ET), and from 10 AM to 5 PM Friday and Saturday (ET). The Ask-a-Librarian Email form is available to patrons 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.


Copyright LibGuide is available through the library website and provides a basic understanding of copyright and the principles of fair use as they apply to the appropriate use of the Libraries’ services and materials.

Equipment (Including Laptops)

The EFSC Libraries have a variety of equipment available for student use, including computers, black/white and color printers, scanners, laptops, calculators, etc. Check availability with your campus librarian.

Laptops may be borrowed for a three-hour loan period, for in-library use only. All laptops are loaded with MS Office applications and have WiFi access. If there is no hold, laptop loans may be renewed one time.

All borrowers of any EFSC Library equipment must sign an Equipment Loan Agreement, valid for one calendar year.

Honor Student Privileges

Librarians will give more in-depth instruction on using subject indexes for research, placing Interlibrary Loan requests and using specialized research tools. Appointments with a librarian can be made for individual research assistance.

Note: Honor students should immediately identify themselves and present their card each time they need library assistance.

Reference Services

The librarians at all four Eastern Florida State College Libraries are available to help students with their research needs. Assistance may include:

  • Finding books (print or ebooks) in the online catalog
  • Selecting databases to locate peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Evaluating sources for credibility
  • Citing resources for a research project

Visit or call your campus library Reference Desk for research assistance:

  • Cocoa (EFSC/UCF Library) 321-433-7662
  • Melbourne 321-433-5576
  • Palm Bay 321-433-5275
  • Titusville 321-433-5036

Students may also submit questions via email, or request assistance in real time "Chat" from a Florida librarian using the Ask-A-Librarian service.

Florida Librarian Chat Hours:
Sunday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to Midnight
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

EFSC Librarian Email (allow 24 hours for response): Available anytime

Study Rooms

Individual and/or group study rooms are available to students on a first-come-first-served basis. To check room availability at your campus library, contact the circulation desk.

Subject and Citation Guides (LibGuides)

Research Guides, formerly called LibGuides at EFSC, are web pages or online subject and style guides, created by EFSC librarians for specific subjects, majors or courses.

Research Guides quickly link to high-quality recommended resources for your research paper or project. You will find links to articles, databases, journals, print books, ebooks, videos, other websites, tutorials and more.

Research Guides are easy to use and understand, and are available online anytime without logging in. Check out EFSC Research Guides for your next research project.

Research Guides


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Chat with a Florida Librarian
10 AM - Midnight, Sunday - Thursday
10 AM - 5 PM, Friday & Saturday

Chat with an EFSC Librarian
8 AM - 6 PM, Monday - Thursday
10 AM - 1 PM, Fridays

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