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Gameday hours, 9/3/15

Plan ahead, Knights! This Thursday, September 3, the John C. Hitt Library will close at 3:00 p.m. The Curriculum Materials Center, in the College of Education and Human Performance, will...

Contact Us

Below is contact information for each UCF Library. To contact a specific person or department, see our Staff Directory. For general suggestions, use our Feedback form. For general questions, or...

“Publishing in the Academy” Graduate Workshops Fall 2015

UCF Libraries “Publishing in the Academy” Fall 2015 — Graduate Workshops Students must register for workshops through the College of Graduate Studies website at http://www.students.graduate.ucf.edu/pathways/ Literature Review Toolkit This session...

Build Our Collections

Thank you for considering your role as a donor to the UCF Libraries Special Collections & University Archives. Support from our alumni, friends, and colleagues will ensure that Special Collections...

Webcourses

UCF Libraries Tools Quick Search Ask a Librarian Today’s Hours Chat Call Text In Person Resources Articles and Databases Best for searching one topical database at a time Books /...

Facts About the Libraries

Did you know that the UCF Libraries… Has collection holdings of 1.8 million print volumes Occupies a main campus facility of 226,000 gross square feet, the John C. Hitt Library.Other...

Administrative Services

The Administrative Services Division includes the following units: Library Regional Campuses University Orlando Foundation Library at the Rosen College Circulation Services Administrative Services also encompasses the following areas of University...

Communications, Assessment & Public Relations

Communications (media & communication relations, publications that communicate the organization’s activities and services) Reviewing and monitoring the communication plan for the Libraries, including signage and press releases; working with UCF Marketing and...

Collection Development Policies

The UCF Libraries maintains collections in support of the university’s mission to provide comprehensive teaching, research and service.  Each UCF department or program is assigned a librarian who acts as...

Presentation

Presenting your scholarly work is often a companion to the publication process, however, it requires a different skill set. The UCF Libraries provides services to help you to present your...

Checking Out Books

Your UCF ID card serves as your borrowing card. In the John C. Hitt Library, books can be checked out at the Circulation desk on the 2nd floor, near the...

Returning Materials Policy

UCF Library materials can be returned to any UCF Libraries location.  To check your library or ILL account, visit the My Account page. For the John C. Hitt Library, book...

Collection Guides

The University Archives holds publications, records, photographs and other materials on the University of Central Florida, formerly Florida Technological University from its beginnings in 1963 to the current day. Materials...

University History

In the early 1960s, Orange County’s future seemed tied more and more to the aerospace industry. The Mercury program from nearby Cape Canaveral captivated the nation and the new Martin...

Records Transfer

Thank you for considering your role as a donor to the University Archives. Philanthropic support from our alumni, friends, and colleagues will ensure that the University Archives continues to acquire,...

Collection Guides

The University of Central Florida Special Collections Manuscript collections contain unique and original personal papers and organizational papers that document local history, Florida history, travel and tourism, and many other...

Where to Publish

When choosing where to publish your scholarly work, consider supporting the open access model by publishing in reputable journals that allow you to self-archive your work or with publishers who...

Reporting Equipment Problems

See the online maps for room and service point locations. John C. Hitt Library Problems with paper jams, money loss, paper outages, etc., as well as problems with card dispensers,...

How Much Does It Cost

Printing Printer Release Stations take only funds UCF Cards / Copy Cards or NID account. Black & White Printers Card cost per side = $0.08 Paper: Letter (8.5″ x 11″) Color Printers Card cost...

Information Services & Scholarly Communication

Mission and Overarching Goal The University of Central Florida Libraries mission states, “By providing information resources and services, facilities and technology, the University of Central Florida Libraries supports learning and...

Copy Cards

UCF Faculty, Staff, and Students Use their UCF Card for all photocopying and printing in the John C. Hitt Library, the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) – Education Building, and the Universal...

Memberships/Affiliations

Association of Caribbean University, Research, and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL) Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC)...

Unprocessed Collections

Below is a list of unprocessed materials held within the Special Collections. As these collections have not been processed, little to no intellectual control has been established for each collection....

Books

All monographs in Special Collections are catalogued, and can be searched using the Library’s Online Catalog. Items in the collections include outstanding or unusual books on topics relevant to the...

Monographs

The staff of the Monographs Unit is responsible for cataloging of printed monographs, UCF electronic theses and dissertations (ETD) and Special Collections materials. The staff consists of four Sr. LTAs,...

Metadata

The Metadata unit is responsible for providing access to the university Libraries’ digital collections for discovery and retrieval. Led by the Metadata Librarian, it works closely with Digital Initiatives and...

Collecting Policy

Formats We Collect: Manuscripts and Archival Material: audio recordings business records college records correspondence diaries and similar first person accounts maps and surveys organizational records professional, personal, and family papers...

Reference & Research Use Policies

Collections Use The Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room is open to researchers Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All patrons are required to register and...

Unprocessed Collections

Below is a list of unprocessed materials held within the University Archives.  As these collections have not been processed, little to no intellectual control has been established for each collection. ...

Glossary

Term Definition Archiving Preservation of the scholarly record over time. ARL American Research Libraries. ARL is a nonprofit membership organization of 126 resesarch libraries in North America.  http://www.arl.org/ Author Rights...

Course Reserves Copyright Policy

The UCF Libraries’ Circulation Department, including the John C. Hitt Library and other branches of UCF Libraries, provides course reserve services to support the teaching activities of the university. All...

Interlibrary Loan Policy

The UCF Interlibrary Loan Department (ILL) follows the provisions for fair use of materials by libraries known as the CONTU (Commission on New Technological Uses) guidelines. The UCF Libraries are...

Research Assistance Policy

The Research and Information Services department at the John C. Hitt Library is dedicated to providing research assistance to the UCF community and area residents. One of the main points...

Noise and Conversation Policy

Consider those around you by minimizing noise, conversations, and disruptive behavior throughout the library. Floors or areas designed as quiet areas are reserved for silent research and study. An atmosphere...

Binding Policy

The Acquisitions & Collection Services department at the John C. Hitt Library is actively involved with development of library resources to support and enrich the academic programs at the University...

Fines and Bills Policy

The following policies apply to materials at the John C. Hitt Library, the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC), and the Rosen Libary.  Policies may vary at regional campus libraries. Overdue Fines...

Study and Presentation Rooms Policy

General Study Room Policies for the UCF Libraries: The UCF Libraries houses a number of Study Rooms at various library facilities. These rooms help provide workspace for group studies, while...

Collection Development Overview

Mission To maintain the library’s collection in support of the university’s mission to provide comprehensive teaching, research and service; to protect and preserve items that are valuable and unique; to...

Planning Cycle

Digital Scholarship Cycle Project Cycle Literature Review assistance involves: meeting one-on-one with a librarian for in-depth research assistance locating materials relevant to your topic other services, including desktop delivery, citation...

Food and Beverage Policy

The UCF Libraries food and beverage policy has been created to achieve a balance between comfort for our patrons and the need to ensure the maximum value of our collections,...

Open Access Week

2015’s Open Access Week events will be announced soon! International Open Access Week takes place October 19 – 25, 2015. Previous Events 2014: Open Access Week Speakers   Dr. Peter...

Digital Collections

Through extensive collaboration with internal and external partners, the digital collections team seeks to create collections of born digital and retrospectively digitized materials unique to the Central Florida community. We...

Acquisitions and Collection Services

Acquisitions & Collection Services is actively involved with development of library resources to support and enrich the academic programs at the University of Central Florida. The department works closely with...

Metadata

The UCF Libraries provides services to help you to manage your data and project information before you begin your research and throughout the research life cycle. Metadata – Guide About...

Literature Reviewing

Library Search Tools Conducting a comprehensive literature review is a key element of scholarly communication.  Available library searching tools: Library Catalog QuickSearch Google Scholar Subject Databases Setting up Alerts To...

Scholarly Publishing

Open access Open access gives scholars the ability to share their work with others. Under the open access model, work is provided at no cost to the user and is...

Funding Policy Requirements

Many funding agencies require that research data produced as part of a funded project be made publicly available and/or have instituted requirements for formal data management plans. NIH & NSF...

Information Literacy & Outreach

The Information Literacy and Outreach department plans, coordinates, and implements instruction and outreach for the UCF Libraries. For more on our history, visit the Information Literacy and Outreach @ UCF...

Information Technology & Digital Initiatives

Mission Statement Information Technology & Digital Initiatives provides information technology and digital scholarship services and support to the Libraries and its users. Operational Objectives Maintain existing and create new infrastructure...

Giving to the Libraries

If you are viewing this Web page you are likely thinking about supporting the University of Central Florida Libraries by making a donation.  Support from our alumni, friends, colleagues, and...

Departments

Acquisitions and Collection Services Responsible for development of library resources and materials and facilitates the delivery of these resources to users of the library Administration Responsible for the oversight and...

Borrowing from Other Libraries

Use Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Services (ILL/DDS) to request books, articles & more! Log in using your NID and password.    First-time users will be re-directed to a registration...

Accessibility Services

Research Assistance If a patron is unable to retrieve materials due to a sensory or physical disability, assistance is available at each location by appointment. A staff member will be...

Build Our Collection

Suggest materials to be added to library collections! Help Build the General Collection Anyone may suggest a book or media title for purchase by using the Materials Recommendation Form below. ...

My Account Logins

Below you will find links to various library resources that require you to login to access them. Please note that QuickSearch, Databases, and Online Journals do not require a login...

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