Library - Local Libraries

East West College students and faculty are encouraged to take advantage of the extensive learning resources available at other libraries located in the Sarasota area. 

Florida Electronic Library
Resources are available online to any person with a valid Florida Library Card. Resources include Medline via OCLC, Gale Nursing & Allied Health Collection, Gale Health and Wellness Resource Center, Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine and more.

Sarasota County Public Library System
EWC students may obtain a SCLS card free of charge with proof of Sarasota residency or student ID. There are eight community libraries in Sarasota, all with public access computers and printing services. Sarasota County libraries enjoy a reciprocal borrowing arrangement with both Manatee and Charlotte counties. 

Manatee County Library System
With the proper ID, library cards are free to people who reside in Manatee County. Manatee County Libraries enjoy a reciprocal borrowing arrangement with Sarasota County. Public computers are available with Internet access and printing services.
 
Jane Bancroft Cook Library
New College Jane Bancroft Cook Library subscribes to more than 400 databases covering 20,000 electronic journals. Materials and databases are available to students and faculty for in-house use. To borrow materials, you must do so either through interlibrary loan at your local public library or purchase a community library card. EWC students who utilize the library must acquire a free parking pass from the campus police. Printing is available for a fee, and is accessed with a rechargeable card. The Cook Library is within walking distance of EWC and has extended hours for convenience. 

Bishopric Medical Library
Located inside Sarasota Memorial Hospital, this is the only medical library with in a 200-mile radius. Materials and databases are available to students and faculty for in-house use. Particularly useful for students would be the Natural Standard database.