Quick Facts about the UCF
Did you know that the UCF Libraries...
- Holds over 2.4 million volumes
- Occupies a main library building of 226,000 gross square feet.
The portion occupied by University Libraries is 206,000 gross square
- Welcomes over 53,000 library users to the John C. Hitt (main) Library,
Curriculum Materials Center and Rosen College of Hospitality Library during a typical
- Provides access to 624,000 electronic books on subjects from
poetry to computer software
- Subscribes to 43,000 serials, including 40,500 electronic full-text journals
- Circulates over 1,120 items per day
- Conducted 404 face-to-face library instruction sessions for over 10,976 students in 2012.
8,922 students completed 45,780 assessments using the Information
Literacy Modules in 2012.
- Conducted 39,600 instruction sessions in 2012
- Has digitized the entire 90-year history of the Florida
Historical Quarterly, consisting of 35,000 images of material.
- Adds an average of 146 volumes to its collection each day
- Answers 950 reference questions during a typical week
- Provides 436 computer workstations, laptops and iPads for public use
- Delivers documents to UCF students throughout the country and as far away as Germany, in support of
UCF’s distributed learning programs
- Provides patrons with access to one of the largest databases in
the world, Aleph, containing the holdings of the State
University Libraries of Florida
- Is a member of the Center for Research Libraries
- Supports the local professional community by providing
information through its fee-based UCF InfoSource service
- Has on display in the University Archives the shovel that turned
the first spade of earth at the university's groundbreaking on March
- Owns [Gregorian chant] (13th-14th centuries, manuscript), the oldest item in the UCF Libraries.
- Owns a Vulgate Bible printed in 1546, the oldest printed item in the UCF Libraries.
- Owns [Spanish antiphonary] (ca. 1520-1560), one of the oldest manuscripts in the UCF Libraries.
- Owns a collection of books, serials, periodicals,
anthropological artifacts and paintings that document the history,
geography, economic and social life of the West Indies. See portions
of the Bryant
West Indies Collection.
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Resources and services include:
- Electronic access to journals, electronic
databases on CD-ROM, and Web-based information resources in the
library building and to users at home, office, or other off-campus
- Web pages at http://library.ucf.edu
which access the Libraries' electronic resources and give
information on the library's services and collections.
- Professional research services to Central Florida's professional
and business communities through its
UCF InfoSource office.
- The U.S.
Patents and Trademark Depository Collection containing U.S.
Patents, from 1957, on microfilm.
- Special Collections & University Archives
(SCUA) contains resources that have a central function to the curriculum and that cannot be replaced,
and primary source materials that are original, rare, fragile, and of an enduring value. SCUA supports
long-term research goals by ensuring that its resources are accessible to researchers in perpetuity. Many
of the resources are one-of-a kind found only in SCUA, therefore researchers must use materials on-site,
they do not circulate. In concert with these goals SCUA has six distinct collecting areas:
- African Americana
- Book Arts & Typography
- Bryant West Indies
- Travel & Tourism
- University Archives
- Original artwork is located throughout the library. A brochure with detailed information about
the artwork can be found at the Research & Information Desk in the Knowledge Commons on the entrance floor.
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Last updated March 22, 2013 9:52:12 AM