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Books & E-books

Books & E-books

Daytona State College Library has a high quality collection of books and e-books to support your research needs. Books and e-books are a great source for historical information, understanding of broad or complex topics, and exploring topics in-depth. Physical books can be checked out at one of our two libraries (Daytona and Deland) or delivered to the Academic Support Centers for pick up at other campuses.

E-books are available for online use 24/7 and many can be downloaded temporarily to your personal device.

We also have a large fiction section for pleasure reading, including many of the current best sellers.  Stop by either libraries and view our new books shelf!

Circulation Information

To check out materials you must have a current photo student ID. Non-student residents of Volusia and Flagler counties may apply for a community patron account, which allows them to borrow materials from the library. A driver's license or state issued photo ID may be required for some reserve items.

Borrowing Limits

Daytona State Students, Faculty, and Staff may borrow 5 items on a topic and may have a total of 20 items on loan at any one time. Community patrons may borrow up to 4 items at a time.

Borrowing Periods

Circulating materials generally circulate for 2 weeks and may be renewed 1 time if there is not a hold on them.  Daytona State baccalaureate students and UCF upper division and graduate students may check out books for 4 weeks with 1 renewal.

Renew Materials Online

Access My Account

  1. Login by Clicking in SSO (Single Sign-On) and entering your DSC email and password.
  2. Click on View Loans and click Renew in the items you would like to renew. Remember, you must renew an item the day before it is due. Overdue items can not be renewed.
  3. Don't forget to write the new due date in the back of the book!

Please note that the above are general guidelines and may not apply to all materials or patrons. The circulation department can provide additional information on these topics. To contact the circulation department, please call (386) 506-3055.


Downloading an eBook from EBSCOhost

Patron's may choose to check-out and download an eBook to your computer and read it offline at a later time.

Note: Adobe® Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher is required for offline viewing. This free software can be downloaded from Adobe.

Steps for Download an E-Book:

  1. Click the Download (Offline) link for the eBook you would like to download.
  2. You will be prompted to Sign into MyEBSCOhost. If you don’t have an account, you will need to create one.
  3. Select a Checkout period from the drop-down menu and click the Checkout & Download button. Please Note: This screen also provides the viewing requirements for other downloadable devices.
  4. Select Open with or Save File from the resulting dialog box. If you select Open with, your eBook will be opened with Adobe® Digital Editions. If you select Save file, the eBook will be saved to your computer and can be opened with Adobe® Digital Editions at a later time. When a downloaded eBook is opened, it is displayed in Adobe® Digital Editions.

*Modified from EBSCOhost Support.

Library Fines

Fines and Holds

The overdue fine for print material is 25¢ per item, per day; a $1.00 per day for multimedia and DVD items. For lost or damaged material, there is a $10 processing fee in addition to the replacement cost for the item. Outstanding fines may result in holds on transcripts and graduation. For questions about overdue fines, please contact us at 386-506-3055.

Appealing Library Fines

Daytona State College Library makes every effort to efficiently manage the circulation of our physical materials in a fair and consistent manner. Late or lost materials will incur fines according to established guidelines provided in the Circulation Policy Manual. However, under some circumstances you may have sound reasons for appealing a fine.

Criteria for appeal:

  1. Provide substantial and valid evidence that the material was never checked out or was returned on time.
  2. Provide substantial and valid evidence that you were unable to renew or return items because of circumstances beyond your control. Note: Ignorance of due dates or failure to receive overdue notices are not valid reasons for appeal.
  3. Request reduction of fine based on financial hardship.

Appeals must be made within 30 days after the date of the fines billing. Accounts which are already eligible for Collections cannot be appealed.

Appeal procedure:

Complete the Daytona State College Library Services Fine Appeal Form within the appropriate time frame and return (in person or by e-mail) to the Circulation Librarian. Please keep a copy of your appeal documents for your own records.

Your appeal will be carefully reviewed and investigated. This process may take several weeks. If you are blocked from registering in the meantime, request a temporary removal of your block from the Circulation Department. You will be notified of the decision of the Committee. The Committee's decision is final.

The Fine Appeals Committee is composed of the Circulation Librarian, the Head Librarian, and the Associate Vice-President for Library and Academic Support Services.

Please fill out this form. Additional documentation should be emailed to