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Charles W. Chesnutt Library - Circulation Department

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Circulating laptop computers may be checked out from the Circulation Desk of Chesnutt Library for use within the LIBRARY ONLY for a period of three (3) hours.  Faculty and staff have a pool of laptops available to them that can be checked out for use outside of the library for seven (7) days.  Only current FSU students, faculty, and staff are eligible to check out and use laptop computers. Laptops must be used directly by the eligible patron.  An eligible patron is only allowed to checkout one technology item (Laptop or iPad) at a time. A valid FSU ID, the Bronco One Card and a second form of photo identification must be presented upon checkout.  Both forms of a student's identification will be held at the Circulation Desk until the laptop is returned and checked in by library staff.  Both forms of a faculty and staff member's IDs will be photocopied and kept with the form at the Circulation Desk.  A laptop checkout agreement must be signed each time a laptop is used. If you have any blocks or fines on your library record, you will NOT be able to borrow a laptop until the restrictions are cleared.  Laptops are administered and maintained by the Chesnutt Library Information Technology Department.

iPads (Suspended Service 06/2016-present due to loss)

iPads may be checked out from the Circulation Desk by current, eligible FSU students, faculty and staff for a period of seven (7) days and can be taken out of the Library.  Two forms of photo identification must be presented (the FSU Bronco One Card and another photo identification, such as a Driver's License or a Military ID Card) and a completed iPad agreement form.  Photocopies of both forms of ID will be kept with the agreement. iPads must be used directly by the eligible patron.  The eligible patron is only allowed to checkout one technology item (Laptop or iPad) at a time.  If you have any blocks or fines on your record, you will NOT be able to borrow an iPad until the restrictions are cleared.  iPads are administered and maintained by the Chesnutt Library Information Technology Department.



Selected textbooks are available if your professor has placed them on reserve for your class.  The Library does not keep a full collection of class textbooks on reserve, but some titles may be available in print or electronically.  Persons using the Reserve collection need to know the professor's last name and the course prefix and number.  Persons must also have their FSU ID, the Bronco One Card, to check the textbooks out.  Textbooks on reserves are for use within the Library and are checked out for two hours use.  Please note that RESERVE MATERIALS CAN NOT BE TAKEN OUT OF THE LIBRARY  Some textbooks may have been purchased as regular books. so always check the Online Catalog for the latest titles available.

Course Reserves

Books and articles that your professors have placed on Reserve for your class are available at the Circulation Desk. You can look up Reserves in the online catalog by the course number and prefix and by the instructor's name. Reserves circulate for two (2) hours.


Printers and Photocopiers

Printer and photocopy machines are available on the first floor of Chesnutt Library in the computer lab area (four (4) black&white printers and one (1) color printer); on the second floor in the Media Center (one (1) color printer) and two (2) black&white printers, one in the Curriculum Lab and one near group study room 206; and on the fourth floor in front of the elevator (one (1) black&white printer). Printer and copier machines are operated by using the last six digits of your Banner Number (everything after 830).  The cost is nine cents ($.09) per black&white copy and thirteen cents ($.13) per color copy.

Each student has $37.50 per semester on their Banner account for printing and copying. If you use all of your funds, you can purchase additional funds at the Cashier's Office in Lily Gymn and they will email ITTS to add the funds onto your Banner Account.

When printing, choose the mono (\\hpps02a\Mono) or color (\\hpps02a\Color) printer. The printing default is two-sided, unless you change it to one-sided. You can print from any printer on campus by signing in with the last six digits of your Banner Number.  This will display your account balance and the jobs you have ready to print.  You are also able to copy, fax, email (produce pdf documents) and save to your network drive through the printers.  If you encounter any problems, you can contact the Help Desk at 910-672-4357 for help with troubleshooting and the return of lost funds to your account.

PHIL (Depositor)

To add money onto your Bronco ID One Card to use in vending and washing machines on campus, you can use the PHIL (Depositor) conveniently located in two places on campus, the Rudolph Jones Student Center and the Student Lounge in Chesnutt Library. You can also add money with cash at the Bronco One Card Office or use a credit card (Visa and Mastercard) through the Online Card Office.

To add money onto your card, select the option to "make a deposit," and "get a receipt."  Swipe your card.  Place money into the bill acceptor.  When you are done, select finished.  A copy of your receipt should print showing the amount of money you have just added to the card and the new total. The machine does not take coins, so it is important to bring bills with you.  There is no change given, and there is no change machine available in the Library.  Change can be obtained at the Cashier's Office. The One Card Office is located on Grace Black Circle in the old Campus Police Building.

Online Catalog

The automated Online Catalog is an integrated library system, permitting displays of Chesnutt Library and Libraries Worldwide holdings and formats.  Information is provided for books, non-print items and articles. Titles listed in the online catalog display a location, call number, status of availability and view now for electronic formats. The online public access catalog provides many access points to materials in the collection (author, title, year, format, language, audience, etc.).  OCLC, Worldshare Management Systems is the vendor.

Student Lounge

Here is a student lounge on the first floor to the immediate left after entering the first and second set of doors to the building, before the entrance and exit gates.  It is on the same side as the Circulation Desk. Vending machines (food and drink) have been placed there for the convenience of users of the library. Please keep in mind that, although users may eat in the student lounge and in the library, food and drink may not be brought into the computer areas on the first floor and the media center on the second floor.  In the lounge there is a PHIL (Depositor), water fountain, microwave, flat-screen television, display racks with reading materials, bulletin boards for posting flyers, and seating (tables and chairs).


Office telephones are available at the Circulation and Reference Desk for short (1-3 minutes), emergency phone calls and Help-Desk phone calls.  An on campus telephone is located on the outside wall of the library. An emergency telephone is also available outside of the Library. 

Restrooms and Water Fountains

Public restrooms for both men and women are located on the first, second, third and fourth floors. Water fountains are located near the bathroom facilities on each floor an in the Student Lounge.

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