Fall extended hours begin sunday October 3!

Beginning Sunday, October 3, the library will be open more hours on the weekend and at night.  From October 3 until Friday, December 10, the library will be open:

  • 8 AM to 1 AM Monday through Thursday
  • 8 AM to 5 PM on Friday
  • NOON to 6 PM on Saturday
  • NOON  to 1 AM on Sunday
  • Holiday Exceptions include Veterans Day, November 11 (closed), Thanksgiving Eve, November 24 (8 AM to 5 PM), Thanksgiving Holiday, November 25-27 (closed).

Thanks to all those who attended Researchers Take the Cake at the library on September 28.  Special thanks to President Okker, Provost Sherman, Professor Lopez, Alyssa Boynton, NCSA VP of Academic Affairs, and our partners from the Writing Resource Center, Center for Career Engagement and Opportunity, Research Programs and Services, Quantitative Resource Center, Educational Technology Services, Off Campus Study/Study Abroad, and the Counseling and Wellness Center.
More library events to come, including Library After Dark!

Please remember that the library is following COVID-19 protocols in order to protect our students, staff and faculty.  Visitors to the library are expected 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.

Please email library@ncf.edu for information about community access when our Covid safety protocols are no longer in place.

Contact our librarians for virtual or in-person research consultations and classroom instruction:

Helene Gold, hgold@ncf.edu,  https://helenegold.youcanbook.me/
Tammera Race, trace@ncf.edu, https://trace-9.youcanbook.me/
Lena Bohman, lbohman@ncf.edu, https://lbohman.youcanbook.me/

Faculty information at https://libguides.ncf.edu/faculty
Student information at https://libguides.ncf.edu/students



Teaching Tuesdays

When: Tue Oct 26 2021 11:45am to 1:15pm

Where: LBR 141


Student Financial Literacy

When: Wed Oct 27 2021 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Where: LBR 209

Description: College Student Budget Workshop

Library After Dark

When: Fri Oct 29 2021 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Where: Jane Bancroft Cook Library, 5800 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA


Announcing the Fourth Annual

LibraryAfter Dark

Join us for a wicked evening filled with:

Tarot reading, Button making, Rock painting, Mini Canvaspainting, Music, Bagged Snacks,Treats, Popcorn, & Drinks!

Costumes areWelcome!


“Truth is Grosser than Fiction"

6:30 pm- 7:00 pm

NCFProfessor and Very Scary Scientist, Dr. Fennie will offer a gross-outpresentation of the terrible terrors that microbes and parasites can wreak onour bodies

Misha and ShimmyBOOMbellydance present: The Witches Dance

7:30 pm

Teaching Tuesdays

When: Tue Nov 2 2021 11:45am to 1:15pm

Where: LBR 141




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