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.

Log In!

If you are off campus, you must log in to access online resources such as e-books, research databases, RefWorks, and ILL.  Log into the library from the home page (My Account) using your N# and 15+ character password.

Need to change or reset your password?  Click the link below.

Thomas G Carpenter Library

Welcome to your library!  This guide is designed to help those who are new to UNF learn about and explore the library and its resources.  It is recommended that you start by checking out each tab, then go back to any that are of interest for your needs. 

Some information about the Thomas G. Carpenter Library:

  • The library is named for the University's founding president.
  • It first opened in 1972 with 100,000 volumes. Now it has around 800,000 items in the physical collection (in the building) as well as nearly 300 research databases with access to millions of journals articles, images, music, and videos.  It also has access to about 250,000 ebooks.  The current building includes a 2005 addition which nearly doubled the previous size.
  • 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, and laptops for check out.


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

Want a tour of the library? Need help collecting and evaluating resources? Having trouble citing sources in APA or MLA? Schedule a Research Consultation for expert librarian assistance!

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