Library Card

How Do I Log In?

Your Borrower ID is your Student/Banner ID number without the “@” symbol. Your number is located on the front of your BUC Student ID card, as well as in your FSW Portal. The PIN/Password is the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have a Social Security number your PIN/Password is the last 4 digits of your Student/Banner ID number. You can change your PIN to any 4 digit number by clicking here. If you receive an “Invalid Login” message, please contact the circulation desk of your nearest campus library for assistance.

Library Card Policy

Students, staff, and faculty must present a valid Florida SouthWestern BUC Card at an FSW Library Circulation Desk to borrow or renew library materials. All other valid patrons must present a library card. Cards are nontransferable. All patrons are financially responsible for all resources charged to their accounts.

Students

The Florida SouthWestern State College-issued BUC Card serves as a library card, which is activated at the start of each semester the student is enrolled in classes.

Staff and Faculty

The Florida SouthWestern State College-issued BUC Card serves as a library card, which is activated each semester the staff or faculty member is officially employed at Florida SouthWestern State College.

Southwest Florida Community Patrons

Community Patrons are defined as residents of Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, or Glades counties who are not current faculty, staff, or students at FSW. Applicants must be at least eighteen years old and have a local and current driver’s license, voter’s registration card, or property tax receipt. Library cards are nontransferable. An FSW Library must be notified about a lost or stolen card. Contact information must be kept up-to-date.

Library Card Access

BUC Cards are distributed at the following FSW campus/site locations:

LEE CAMPUS - Bursar's office, Building S, Room 101
CHARLOTTE CAMPUS - Student Services, Building J, Room 102
COLLIER CAMPUS - Student Services, Building M, Room 114
HENDRY/GLADES CENTER - Student Services, Building A, Room 113

Contact the BUC Card Office at 239.432.6700 or .

Borrowing Privileges and Limits

FSW libraries uphold the loan periods as outlined below while reserving the right to recall any resources during the checkout period. Recalled items will be treated as overdue materials and are subject to the same hold status as outlined under Circulation Policy # 2014-4, Charges.

Detailed Library Circulation Policies

For a complete listing and explanation of Library Circulation policies, including suspension of borrowing privileges and charges, refer to the Library's Policies.

Loan Periods

Patron Type Overall Limit Books Remote Database Access and Reserves Audio/Visual Materials ILL
Community Borrower 5 Items 21 Days with up to two renewals for 21 days No In Library Use (see staff) Intercampus
FSW Students with valid ID 20 Items 21 Days with up to two renewals for 21 days Yes 5 Days
3 at one time
Intercampus & Interlibrary
FSW Faculty, Staff, Adjunct, Part-Time No Limit 42 Days with up to two renewals for 42 days Yes 7 Days Intercampus & Interlibrary
Florida Statewide Reciprocal Borrower 20 Items 21 Days with up to two renewals for 21 days No In Library Use (see staff) Intercampus
FSW Collegiate High School Student not Dual Enrolled 3 Items 21 Days with up to two renewals for 21 days Database Access / No Reserves None Intercampus