Jane Bancroft Cook Library


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Access Subscription Databases, Subject/Course Research Guides, the NCF Digital Collections and Theses, the Dr. Helen N. Fagin Collection, and Tutorials.


Upload documents for printing, Book a research consultation, submit your thesis, discover spaces and technology (including our Makerspace).


View visitation policies, lending policies, code of conduct, and other library policies and procedures.


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Library Hours 

Fall Break Hours October 15th – October 21st

Sunday       3 pm – 9 pm
Monday      8 am – 9 pm
Tuesday     8 am – 9 pm
Wednesday 8 am – 9 pm
Thursday     8 am – 9 pm
Friday           8 am – 5 pm
Saturday     CLOSED

Fall Hours September 17th – December 15th

Monday – Thursday 8 am – 11 pm
Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday 3pm – 11pm

Monday, October 9th
Friday, November 10th

Thanksgiving Holiday:
Wednesday, November 22nd 8am-5pm
Closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th

Visiting Our Library

Visitors are welcome to wear face coverings.

We are open to the following patrons, with proof of identification:

  • Members of the New College and USF Sarasota-Manatee academic communities
  • Students, staff, or faculty at our academic affiliates: Ringling College of Art, Ringling Museum of Art, State College of Florida, and the University of South Florida
  • Students, staff, or faculty at any of the Florida State Colleges or Universities, and any academic institution with appropriate school/college/university identification.
  • Members of the community with an academic need, with the Dean’s approval and a community borrower card.
  • New College of Florida alumni are eligible for community borrower cards

Schedule a Research Consultation

Jeff Thompson

Assistant Research, Instruction, and Digital Scholarship Librarian

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Jane Bancroft Cook Library

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5800 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243