Thursday, March 10, 2022

March Book Madness @ Ort 2022!

March Book Madness is back for 2022! 
This year's theme is 21st Century Books
All month long books go head to head and YOU determine the winner!
Vote at
Follow us @ortlibrary on Facebook and Instagram for match-ups and winners!

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

2022 Library Spring Break Hours

 2022 Library Spring Break Hours


Friday, March 18 || 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday, March 19-20 || CLOSED

Monday – Friday, March 21-25 || 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday, March 26 || CLOSED


The library operates on a shortened scheduled during Spring Break.

Regular semester hours will resume on Sunday, March 27.

Please contact for research help or questions about services and hours.

Friday, December 3, 2021

Late Night Library Hours

The end is near! And so are late night library hours!

Beginning Dec. 5, the library will extend our closing time to 2 AM Sunday through Thursday for the remainder of the fall semester.

Need research help but not on campus? Email or visit the library’s webpage and Ask A Librarian using the “Submit a Question” button!
End of Semester Library Hours

Fri 12/3 || 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat 12/4 || 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sun 12/5 || 1:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Mon 12/6 - Thu 12/9 || 7:30AM – 2:00 AM
Fri 12/10 || 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat 12/11 || 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sun 12/12 || 1:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Mon 12/13 - Thu 12/16 || 7:30AM – 2:00 AM
Fri 12/17 || 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Thanksgiving Holiday Library Hours

 The library will close early on Tuesday, November 23 at 5:00 PM and remain closed through Saturday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The library will reopen on Sunday, November 28 at 1:00 PM and be open until midnight.

We wish everyone a safe and restful holiday break.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Constitution Day! Sept 17, 1783 - Sept 17, 2021

 Join us on Friday in recognizing the 238th anniversary of the United States Constitution!  

Decorative image of the US Constitution

We are providing some information on resources and events that you can check out to help you develop a deeper understanding of the Constitution and various issues related to the Constitution. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 26th amendment which lowered the voting age to 18. Be sure to check out the page on the guide which highlights this amendment!

Visit the library to pick up a free Pocket Constitution at the trivia display on the 3rd (Main) floor.

Visit our Constitution Day information guide for videos and links to resources about the US Constitution. This year, additional pages/tabs have been added to the guide recognizing the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and general information about the Amendment process.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Summer 2021 Library Hours

The Library will be open this summer! Come see us and check out a relaxing beach read from our Popular Reading collection or get research help for your summer classes. We're here for you!

Monday - Friday || 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday || 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Sunday || Closed

A full listing of summer holiday closings can be found at Contactless Pickup is available for holds and requests and can be arranged by contacting the Main Desk at 301-687-4395.

Library access for non-FSU patrons is available by appointment. An appointment can be made by calling the Main Desk during business hours at 301-687-4395.

To request assistance or ask a question, please email Available services and access to resources during the global health pandemic can be found on our Library COVID-19 Response page.

Wishing our university community a safe and relaxing summer!

Friday, April 2, 2021

March Book Madness 2021 - CHAMPION CROWNED

The voting for the Champion of March Book Madness 2021 has ended.

In the end it came down to a contest between:

Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien


Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

In the end only one book can be crowned Ort Library's March Book Madness Champion for 2021. 

With over 3700 votes.....

The winner of this year's March Book Madness is: 

Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien