Student Resources

General info about the UNF library

Accessing the Library

Students, faculty, and staff must use their Osprey 1Card to enter the library building. This provides additional security to patrons. If you forget your card, simply stop at the desk near the door to sign in.

All currently-enrolled students, faculty and staff can access library resources anywhere, even off campus.

Thomas G Carpenter Library

Welcome to your library! This guide is designed to educate UNF students about the library and its resources.

Some information about the Thomas G. Carpenter Library:

  • The library is named for the University's founding president.
  • The original library first opened in 1972 with 100,000 volumes. Our collection now includes 800,000 physical items as well as more than 300 research databases with access to millions of journal articles, ebooks, and streaming videos.
  • The current building opened in 1980. It was renovated in 2005 and 2015.
  • The library is Building 12. It's bordered by the Green, a lake, and parking lot 2.
  • Inside you'll find 4 floors with lots of study space and over 300 computer workstations including PCs and Macs.


In addition to off-campus access to resources through remote log in, the Carpenter Library is committed to providing access to all users inside the Library building, regardless of ability/disability. Check out the campus Disability Resource Center for UNF-wide accommodations.

Librarians Can Help

Need help finding and evaluating sources? Having trouble citing in MLA or APA? Schedule a Research Consultation for expert librarian assistance!

Subjects: General Research
Tags: basic research, library how-to