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This guide is an introduction to the Polk State Library system for Criminal Justice students.

Welcome Polk State Criminal Justice students!

Greetings Criminal Justice students! This library guide will briefly introduce you to the following aspects of the Polk State Library system.

  • How to find Books in our print collection
  • How to access eBooks in our online collection
  • How to access the database collection
  • How to search with the Criminal Justice (Proquest) database
  • How to create a citation in APA style 6th edition 
  • How to access Smartthinking Online tutoring & Atomic Learning (tutorial video collection for higher education)

Once you've finished the guide, visit the check for understanding tab for a brief quiz.

Contacting Your Librarian

Ask-a-Librarian

Join the Conversation @ Polk State Libraries

Logging In @ Polk State Libraries

LOGGING INTO YOUR LIBRARY ACCOUNT

COLLEGE: Make sure POLK STATE COLLEGE is selected in the drop down menu.
BORROWER ID = STUDENT ID #
PIN = LAST 4 DIGITS OF STUDENT ID #

Be sure to capitalize the letter in your student ID.

Your Library Account allows you to use access Polk State Libraries' databases, renew book loans, and request books from Florida's 28 state colleges and 12 state universities.


  Login

Checking out @ Polk State Libraries

BOOK CHECKOUT:

Requires Student ID at Circulation Desk.  Check-out periods are 3 weeks long & can be renewed online in your library account.


LAPTOP CHECKOUT:

Requires Student ID at Circulation Desk.  Check-out is only available for IN LIBRARY USE ONLY!  (Headphones & CPU chargers also available).


 

Printing @ Polk State Libraries

Polk State College offers printing, copying, and scanning services in the libraries and TLCCs at the Lakeland and Winter Haven campuses and the JD Alexander Center and Center for Public Safety. The self-serve printers accept credit/debit cards and BankMobile cards. They will not accept cash.

There are five ways to print to a self-serve print station:

  • Print via email – email files to print@printme.com and receive a printing code and barcode to use at any print station.
  • Print via cloud-based server – access OneDrive or Google Drive from any print station.
  • Print via USB – access files off a USB from any print station.
  • Print via PrintMe app – download the PrintMe app from Google Play or the App Store and send prints from your mobile device.
  • Print via Polk State computers – send prints from most Polk State computers.

 

Polk State College is committed to equal access/equal opportunity in its programs, activities, and employment. For additional information, visit polk.edu/equity.