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Florida Gulf Coast University Library

Library Website

Library hours:

Circulation Desk (account questions): 239-590-7610.

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Request a Virtual Research Consultation:

Subject Librarians:

Dummy Log In Instructions for Library Staff Only: 

  1. Visit
  2. Enter the Username and Password (do not share this information):
    1. Username = fgcuflvc
    2. Password = ommegangrarevosmyers
  3. Visit and do a search. You should gain access to all of our resources. It may be a good idea to delete all browser cache after each AAL session just so the token is reset for the next librarian and please remember to log out after each session!

Off Campus Access to Electronic Resources

Off-Campus Access to online resources (databases, e-books) is limited to current FGCU students, staff, and faculty. Community borrowers with borrowing cards will not be able to access online resources from outside the library.  Community borrowers should come into the library and visit the circulation desk for assistance logging in.

FGCU students, staff, and faculty must log in to use electronic resources, regardless if they are on or off campus.  They should enter their FGCU email address and password when prompted. Authentication happens semi-automatically – using your FGCU Single Sign-On credentials (email & password) when prompted after clicking on a resource. There is no singular “login page”. At times you will need to use the “institutional login” option within the resource you are trying to access. If that happens, choose OpenAthens and Florida Gulf Coast University.

Library Account Log In

To log in to your library account to renew books, see what you have checked out, check the status of item requests or to search for articles in the catalog, you will need to use your FGCU e-mail and password.    When Community patrons need to renew their items online – they will log into MY Account,  They will use the 14-digit library number, and the generic password: fgcu12345

 Computer Log In

To use a library computer, log on with your email address, but leave out the  Use the password used to access your FGCU Eagle Mail account. If you are having trouble with your FGCU Eagle Mail password, see more information here:

 Network credentials=email address and password. This can be used by faculty, students, and staff to log in to library computers, Gulfline, Canvas, and access online library resources.

Catalog Questions

Link to catalog:

ILL:  FGCU offers two methods of borrowing materials from other libraries:

ILL Option 1: Statewide borrowing from other Florida public state university and college library systems, (U-Borrow).

To borrow from U-Borrow:

    1. Users should visit the Statewide Library Catalog
    2. Search for the item you want. (If item is not found, proceed to U-borrow).
    3. Select the title link.
    4. Log in with your FGCU e-mail and password when prompted.
    5. Select “UBorrow Request” to open the request form.
    6. Select “Send Request.”

Note: Users can also request items by selecting “advanced search” in the Eagle Search Catalog, and selecting “Statewide Catalog.”

ILL Option 2: FGCU ILL – Create an ILLiad account. Request materials through FGCU ILL Service.

    1. Select “Interlibrary Loan” from the Borrow & Request page
    2. Log in with your FGCU username and password.
    3. First time users will be prompted to create an account.
    4. Request an item type from the main menu and fill in the citation of the work they are requesting.



Renew Books

Use the “My Account” link in the top right corner area of the library homepage. Faculty, staff and students will log on using their FGCU e-mail address and password.

  When Community patrons need to renew their items online – they will log into “My Account”,  They will use the 14-digit library number, and the generic password: fgcu12345


You can place holds on books that are available on the shelf and they will be retrieved within 24 hours and held at the Circulation Desk.

If you place a hold on an item that is checked out, that means the item will be held for you when the first person returns it.

Audio books

FGCU Library does not have audiobooks. The Lee County and Collier County public libraries have them. If you already have a library card from one of those libraries, you can download audiobooks with your library card without having to visit. FGCU students are eligible for free Lee County library cards, and if you need to get one, you will need to visit a Lee County library in person.

Public access

FGCU Library is open to the public. Members of the community are welcome to visit during regular operational hours. All visitors are welcome to use physical and electronic resources while in the library. Residents of the surrounding 5 counties (Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte, and Glades) are able to get a borrowing card to check out General Collection books. Off-campus access to electronic resources, including databases, online articles, and e-books, is limited to current FGCU students, staff, and faculty.

Alumni Access

FGCU Alumni do not retain off campus access to electronic resources following graduation. Alumni have the same privileges as members of the public.

Ask a Librarian Public FAQ:

Research Help

Please refer students with in-depth research questions to their subject librarian for a consultation.

Students can email librarians directly or use this form to request an appointment.


Research Support:


Other Helpful Information

Faculty Support & Course Reserve Forms:

FGCU Library is open to the general public and you need not be a student to use services offered on site.

Library Open Computer Lab: The computing lab is available during all Library operating hours. Non-affiliates of FGCU may consult the Library Computing Help Desk at the front entrance of the lab for guest logon instructions.  FGCU users can borrow laptops from a kiosk on the first floor.

Library Technology and Software:

Respondus Lockdown Browser is available on all lab computers.

FGCU Students have access to virtual labs that they can access from home to use some specialty software, including SPSS, Maple w/Classic Worksheet, Matlab, Microsoft Office, SAP and STATA. The link to access and information how to access is  here:

Wireless Policy: Wireless connection to the internet is open to the public. No passwords needed.  Faculty, students and staff are encouraged to use eduroam for wireless connection on campus

Site Coordinator Contact Information

Rachel Cooke,