The Library Services Main Desk is located just inside the main entrance (3rd floor) of the Lewis J. Ort Library on the right. Here you can:
At the Second Floor Service Desk you can get:
Ort Library has many computers (PCs and Macs) available to students, faculty and staff. Computers can be found on the second and third floors and can be accessed using your FSU username and password to login.
Please review the computer use policy.
The 5th floor is the Library's group study floor. Large tables and groups of couches allow for group work and quiet discussion. If you are looking for a quiet study space, please go to Floor Four as this is the designated quiet floor.
The 4th floor is the Library's silent study floor. Private study carrels with laptop hook-ups are available. Designated quiet study space can also be found in the west wing of the Library's main floor (3rd). These tables are marked "quiet study" and also have power outlets for laptop use.
Group Study Rooms
Individual Study Rooms
Group Study Room Group Study Room Individual Study Room
The stacks are the "open shelf" collection of items available to browse and check out. Items in the stacks are organized according to the Library of Congress Classification System.
Floor 4: Stacks A-N
Books classified by the Library of Congress call letters A-N are located on the 4th floor. Some featured subjects in the A-N range are:
Floor 5: Stacks P-Z
Books classified by the Library of Congress call letters P-Z are located on the 5th floor. Some featured subjects in the P-Z range are:
Foreign Languages Technology
ALL oversized books are found on the 5th floor.
The Reference Collection on the 2nd floor includes over 5,000 print titles for quick facts, including almanacs, encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries on a wide variety of subjects. Maps and atlases are also part of the collection.
Adjacent to the Reference Collection is the Media department. In the Media department, you can:
Teacher Materials Collection Juvenile Collection (children's books)
Microform machines DVDs, CDs, microfilm
The Multimedia Presentation Room
Also available in the Media Area is the Multimedia Presentation Room. This room is set up just like a regular classroom. It is a great place to practice a presentation for a class. You can project your PowerPoint presentation onto the large monitor or watch a DVD that has been assigned by your instructor.
To access the Multimedia Presentation Room, check out the key at the Circulation Desk on the 3rd floor of the library.
The print periodical collection holds the library’s subscriptions of journals, magazines, and newspapers. These are located on the 2nd floor of the library.
Journals and magazines are arranged by call number, not by title.
Newspapers are shelved by title on the display shelves.
Print journals, magazines and newspapers can only be used in the library.
See the Finding Resources tab for assistance with searching for journal, magazine, and newspaper articles available electronically.
The Ort Library serves as both a federal and state depository for government documents. The Government Documents Department collects 100% of all Maryland state documents, and selects 30% of all federal publications. The collection includes:
Books and pamphlets Maps and Atlases
CDs, DVDs Microform
These documents are located on the 2nd floor of the Library.
Additionally, many government documents are available electronically. See a Reference Librarian for assistance with accessing electronic government documents.
The Interlibrary Loan office is located on the 3rd floor in room 314.
This is where library users can pick up and return items requested from libraries outside the University System of Maryland.
New Interlibrary Loan users: register ! You will need your student ID number and your FSU barcode found on your ID card.
The Library Instruction Center (LIC) is inside the main entrance (3rd floor) to the left. Faculty librarians provide library instruction sessions for FSU classes here. Faculty can fill out a to schedule sessions.
• Book Stacks P — Z
• Oversized Books
• Group Study Tables
• 3 Group Study Rooms (P, Q, & R)
• 6 individual study rooms
• Book Stacks A — N
• Special Collections
• J. Glenn Beall Archives Room
• Pearl F. Ort Conference Room
• Student Storage Lockers
• Library Services Main Desk
• Library Instruction Classroom
• Interlibrary Loan Office
• Technical Services Departments
• Photocopier/Printers/Bobcat Express
• Lost and Found
• New Book and DVD Arrivals
• PCs and Macs
• Second Floor Service Desk
• Library Director’s Office/Administrative Assistant
• Media, Maps, Government Documents
• Children’s Literature Collection
• Print Journals, Newspapers, and Magazines
• 3 Printers, 2 Scanners, and Microfilm Readers
• 2 Group Study Rooms (227 & 228)
• PCs and Macs