FIPR Institute Library Services Update: (September 17, 2020)
Due to COVID-19 conditions, FIPR Institute Library operations will continue with some non-contact changes. FIPR Library staff are once again working in-house, but public access to the library is not available at this time. Library Services will be handled by requests made online, by email or by telephone. Any in-person pick up of library materials will be handled at the Main Building (Building A) Reception Area.
Please call (863) 583-9094 or (863) 333-0804 for assistance.
The FIPR Institute Library houses a unique collection of phosphate-related resources that is the most extensive of its kind in the world.
The FIPR Institute’s Library is focused on, but not limited to, the following areas as they relate to phosphate in Florida: history, deposits, mining, mineral processing, geology, chemistry, fertilizer production, regulatory information, reclamation, land use, environmental & public health, industry information, Florida ecosystems, and Florida natural resources.
Use the Basic Search form, for books in the Library and digital resources. For books in the FIPR Institute Library only, select the “Books in the Library” checkbox.
The Library serves as a clearinghouse for FIPR Institute’s (and its predecessor FIPR’s) research. Reports are published in .pdf format.
The FIPR Institute Library will check out materials to the Florida residents, and to anyone with borrowing privileges in the Florida Polytechnic University system, regardless of residency. Materials in the circulating collection may be borrowed for up to three weeks. Renewals may be allowed if no other patron has requested the material.
Materials must be checked out in person at the FIPR Institute Library in Bartow, but renewals and holds may be requested in person, by phone (863-583 -9094) or by the general contact form at the bottom of this page.
For Florida residents not able to check out materials in person, as well as non-Florida residents, FIPR Institute Library materials may be requested through interlibrary loan at their local library.
The FIPR Institute can access collections in most libraries in the United States in order to borrow materials. Some libraries that lend materials may charge for their services, and in these cases, the Institute will charge the local user accordingly. Please click on the Interlibrary Loan contact form and provide the requested information to use this service: