Jane Bancroft Cook Library

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Dean’s Welcome

We are proud to serve the students, faculty and staff from New College and the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee. Cook Library is a place where you can discover a topic for a paper or project, get assistance with the research on that topic, collaborate with colleagues in further developing the project, get writing assistance, help with surveys or other quantitative aspect of the paper or project, develop foreign language skills to better understand resources not in English, and put the paper together using the most appropriate technologies. Our spaces are designed with social learning in mind. Working on projects with colleagues is facilitated with flexible furniture, abundant technologies, robust wireless network access, and discrete spaces for groups and individual study.

Dean's Welcome!

Our fall hours begin this sunday, august 14

Fall Hours are:

Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 A.M. ; Friday, 8 A.M. to 6 P.M.; Saturday, 12 P.M. to 6 P.M.; and Sunday, 1 P.M. to 1 A.m.


The Library is closed this Saturday, August 13.

Our holiday closures for fall semester include:

Labor Day, Monday, September 5

Veterans’ Day, Friday, November 11

Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, November 26



Our mission

The Jane Bancroft Cook Library is the virtual and physical center of academic success services. We actively support the discovery, creation, and preservation of knowledge. We develop collections and deliver services that support and encourage the academic endeavors of faculty, students, and staff; build a community of knowledgeable and critical consumers of information; and help develop engaged world citizens. Through these means, we contribute to the continued success of New College of Florida and USF Sarasota-Manatee.