Effective Sunday, March 19, 2017, visitors to the Green Library will be required to scan their barcodes at the turnstiles to enter and exit the library.
Persons affiliated with FIU will use their FIU One Cards for this purpose; all others will register with the Guest Services Attendant to be issued an entry card with a barcode for their use.
A valid government issued photo ID will be required to register.
Non-FIU affiliated visitors will be given access for a limited length of time after which they will be required to re-register.
Entry cards will be good only for entry and exit and will not entitle the bearers to any further privileges.
In the event that a FIU affiliate does not have their One Card with them, they will be issued a temporary card good for one week, during which time they must secure their One Card. There will be a limit of three temporary cards per person.
Alumni who no longer have their FIU One Cards can request one from the FIU One Card office or register at the Guest Services desk to be issued an entry card.
FIU Retirees can use their FIU One card, if they still have it, or they can register at the Guest Services desk for an entry pass.
The Libraries' mission is to provide the FIU community with a pleasant environment conducive to study, research, and the continuation of the educational process. It is important that there be procedures and policies in place to protect the health and safety of library users and preserve materials, equipment, and the facilities. Dedicated areas of the libraries have additional policies that may apply to that area. The following policies apply to all public areas of the building.
How to send to the printer:
Other ways to print:
To pay for printing/copying:
Scanning is Free:
Additionally, large Book-Eye Scanners in the Green Library at MMC and the Hubert Library at BBC are available in various locations in the libraries.
Most snack food and drinks are permitted in the building:
Patrons are requested to:
Disruption to the study and research of patrons or the interruption of their education process is strongly prohibited. Examples include:
The following are examples of actions that are prohibited (this is not a comprehensive list).
Smoking or other use of tobacco is prohibited within the facility, including the use of electronic cigarettes
No animals are allowed in the facilities other than those assisting persons with disabilities.
The use of any equipment that disrupts patrons is prohibited. Beepers and cellular phones must be placed on vibrating mode or turned off. The use of cellular phones in public areas of the library is prohibited. The use of video cameras or other recording equipment requires the permission of the library administration.
The use of library staff equipment by patrons is prohibited.
Individuals under the age of sixteen (16) must be attended by a parent or caregiver. Parents or caregivers that bring children into the facility are responsible for monitoring their activities and regulating their behavior. Disruption of patrons by children or minors is prohibited.
Skateboarding, roller, or inline skating and cycling are prohibited within the building. Bicycles must be parked in designated outside areas.
Loitering and soliciting for donations or accosting patrons or staff for any purpose that disrupts their use of the facility is prohibited. Non-FIU advertising materials may not be displayed or distributed without permission from the Library Administration. No materials may be affixed to library interior or exterior walls without permission from the Library Administrative Office.
Patrons may not remain in the library when the library is closed without prior permission from the Library Administrative Office.
Any persons wishing to bring groups of people into the library need to obtain prior permission from the appropriate department.
Limited numbers of Group Study Rooms are located at both the Modesto A. Maidique Campus and Biscayne Bay Campus libraries and are available only for currently enrolled FIU students. They are available for reservation, through the online study room reservation system.
Please note: Not all rooms listed in D!BS reservations are available to Law and Medical Students, who have access to study rooms in their respective buildings.
Group Study Room Availability
Group Study Rooms are available for reservation between 8:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M. All Group Study Rooms must be emptied with keys returned to the circulation desk by 12:00 midnight.
From the Library's homepage, click the link for “Group Study Room Reservations” to reserve a group study room in the Modesto A. Maidique Campus and Biscayne Bay Campus Libraries.
The following rules apply for both the Green Library, Hubert Library, and the Engineering Library Services facility:
If you have questions, please visit the Circulation Desk in your campus library.
To provide a suitable work and study environment for students, faculty, and staff in the University Libraries, a new quiet policy is effective from the start of the summer 2013 semester:
In the Green Library, only quiet conversation is permitted on the second and fifth floors in the library; except in group study rooms, silence must be observed on the third, sixth, and seventh floors. On the third, sixth, and seventh floors cell phone use is limited to the stairwells.
In the Hubert Library, only quiet conversation is permitted on the first floor; except in group study rooms, only whispered conversation is permitted on the second floor and in the elevators, and silence must be observed on the third floor.
Violators may be told to leave the library and may be referred to Judicial in Student Affairs.
Carrel privileges are contingent upon the following rules and regulations:
Violation of any of these rules is grounds for revocation of carrel privileges and prevents you to apply for a carrel on the following semester
NOTE: The Library reserves the right to enter carrels as necessary. Library staff will check carrels weekly for use and condition. Any library materials not properly checked out will be removed. Carrel users will be given a one week notice to remove any materials not allowed in carrels (appliances, furniture, etc) if materials are not removed within the time allotted an eviction from the carrel will result.
Library will not be responsible for items left unattended or items lost in the building.
Revised: January 21, 2016
CONFERENCE ROOMS GL 220, GL 835, AND HL 210 ARE RESERVED ONLY FOR FIU FACULTY/STAFF MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES. PARTIES AND OTHER SOCIAL FUNCTIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIBRARIES DOES NOT HAVE EVENT STAFF.
The Library Administrative Conference Rooms are the only major conference facilities available to Library Staff and Administration; therefore, Library Faculty/Staff have priority in scheduling the conference rooms.
Library Administration asks that you make every effort to comply with these guidelines. Violation of these policies may result in denial of future requests.
If you have any further questions, please contact Library Administration
The purpose of Internet / World Wide Web access in the FIU Libraries is to make available Internet resources that will support and enhance the educational, instructional, and research activities of the University Community on and off campus.
The University Libraries seek to protect First Amendment Rights, including freedom of access to information, for users; also, the individual right to privacy. However, those using the Internet must be sensitive to the fact that workstations are in public areas and screen images may be viewed by others. Also, electronic media do not afford privacy in communication, especially with respect to agencies other than the library indispensible for electronic communication.
FIU library staff offer assistance and instruction in the use of the Internet as a research and information resource. They do not censor access or protect patrons from information that they may find offensive.
As with other library resources, parents, legal guardians, or care providers are responsible for their children's use of the Internet and for intentional or inadvertent viewing or reading of other patrons' screens by accompanying children.
Materials obtained or copied on the Internet may be subject to copyright laws that govern making reproductions of copyrighted works. A work protected by copyright may not be copied without permission of the copyright owner unless the proposed use falls within the definition of "Fair Use." Patrons are responsible for compliance with all international, national, and state laws governing copyrighted materials.
Under no circumstances will the FIU Libraries have any liability for lost profits or for any direct or indirect special, punitive, or consequential damages, or any liability to any third party (even if the Libraries are advised of the possibility of such danger) arising from use of its connection to the Internet.
Consistent with the above, the FIU Libraries adhere to the ALA Library Bill of Rights. Internet users should, however, be aware of applicable University regulations governing display of sexually suggestive materials in the workplace as well as in public areas of the library and be reminded, once again, that the purpose of providing Internet access is to further the instruction and research mission of the University and those who comprise its community.
ALA Library Bill of Rights
Instruction labs include GL 253, GL 280, and HL 150. The purpose of the instructional labs is for the provision of library instruction.