The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) Research Library Collection is housed in a special section on the third floor of the BCC/UCF/FSEC Joint-Use Library. The FSEC library staff occupies Room 331. The collection is open to FSEC faculty and staff as well as the community, with certain restrictions.
FSEC library staff service hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
FSEC library mailing address:
1679 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa, FL 32922-5703
|Library FAX:||(321) 638-1463|
|Phone #s:||(321) 638-1460|
|(321) 638-1461 (interlibrary loan)|
Besides the traditional reference services, FSEC's library staff members provide extensive literature searching via electronic databases and periodical indexes. They also compile bibliographies to support special research projects or needs.
FSEC library personnel also handle the ordering of books, documents, periodicals, and other library materials, as requested. They will route issues of journals and newsletters, as needed. They will request items not included in the FSEC Library collections via interlibrary loan.
The FSEC library publishes and distributes two bulletins to keep FSEC staff informed of the latest library additions. The "Acquisitions" bulletin includes the most recent books, documents, and audiovisual materials added to the collection. "Solar Alert", a current awareness bulletin, lists energy related articles of interest to FSEC that have appeared in recent issues of periodicals received in the library.
The energy collection holdings include over 13,000 books and bound periodicals, and over 70,000 documents, technical reports, subscriptions, audiovisual materials, and vertical files. Along with texts, directories, conference proceedings, journals, newsletters, and efficiency studies dealing directly with solar energy, the collection includes materials on topics such as alternative energy sources, heat transfer, building science, energy efficiency, hydrogen, and electric vehicles.
Book holdings are included in the University of Central Florida Library web-based catalog ALEPH at http://library.ucf.edu.
Documents and reports holdings are included in an internal energy database. Please contact the FSEC Library staff for assistance on accessing these resources.
FSEC faculty and staff should check out FSEC library materials through the circulation desk in Room 331.
Books and Documents - 4 weeks
Periodicals, Reference, and Audiovisual Materials - 1-2 weeks
UCF faculty, staff and students, with valid UCF IDs, may also borrow library materials through the FSEC Library circulation desk. Other patrons may borrow books and selected documents from the FSEC collection through Interlibrary Loan. Reference, periodical, audiovisual, and archival materials are not circulated to the non-FSEC community.