Faculty Resources

Books, Articles, Videos and more

The library's holdings include books, journals, audio and video recordings, and maps in both print and electronic format.  The library subscribes to over 340,000 print and electronic journals and over 1.5 million print and electronic books.  Use OneSearch to find books, articles, audio and video recordings, and maps in any format.

Why use OneSearch?

OneSearch is a discovery tool that searches the UNF Library's content with one easy search.  With one Google-like search you can find a wide variety of library holdings.  Filters let you easily refine your search by format, date ranges, subjects, and more. OneSearch searches books, ebooks, scholarly articles, audiovisual resources, images, and more. It includes:

  • the library catalog
  • articles from online journals
  • streaming audio and video content
  • local digital collections (images, videos, documents)

OneSearch searches most but not all library holdings. Some database content may not be included.  In-depth or comprehensive research is better done in subject specific databases.

If you can't find what you're looking for be sure to ask.


Faculty Borrowing Privileges

  • UNF faculty can borrow a maximum of 250 items.
  • Loan period for most circulating materials from the general collection is 180 days.
  • Renewals are allowed 21 days before the due date and extends the total loan time to 365 days. 
  • Renewals are accepted at the Library's Information Desk or online.
  • Overdue fines and replacement charges apply to all borrowers, including faculty. Regular fines are billed only when they accrue to $2.00 (or more) per item (a 7-day fine-waiver grace period). 

Library Card Information

All borrowing transactions, requests for library services, and off-campus access to electronic resources require a UNF Osprey 1Card.

Borrowing Materials

The Information Desk handles all circulation transactions and may be reached at (904) 620-2615. The Information Desk supervises the general circulating collections, all fines and replacement charges, and general circulation services.


Interlibrary Loan


The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service obtains materials that are not owned by the UNF Library from other libraries for current UNF faculty, students, and staff.  ILL is a free service for UNF students, faculty and staff.  Others should use Interlibrary Loan services at their local public library or their own school, college or university.

UBorrow and ILL - what's the difference?

  • UBorrow is borrowing service that allows you to request books directly from participating libraries within Florida's state university and college system. 
  • Standard ILL requests are processed by UNF Library staff who will request the material from any participating library. Materials may include books, articles, book chapters, microforms, maps, and musical scores.
  • UBorrow is an unmediated borrowing service. 
  • ILL requests are processed by UNF Library staff.
  • The loan period for UBorrow books is 45 days from the time the item arrives on campus.  You can request one 30 day renewal for UBorrow books. 
  • The loan period for ILL materials is determined by the supplying library and is usually three to four weeks with the possibility of a two week renewal upon request and approval.
  • UBorrow requests usually arrive within a week. 
  • ILL requests usually arrive within a week but it can sometimes take more than two weeks to receive ILL requests.

Request a UBorrow - directly through OneSearch results.

Request an ILL

Questions? Contact illunf@unf.edu

Purchase Request

To ensure availability for the first day of classes, all purchase requests should be submitted by the following dates:

  • Summer semester: March 15
  • Fall semester: April 15
  • Spring semester: October 15

The deadline to request purchases during the fiscal year is March 15.  This is to ensure we can process and receive orders by the end of the fiscal year.  After the deadline is past, any remaining funds will be used for library materials at the discretion of the Library.