Members of the community are welcome to use the UCF Libraries collection in the building. The UCF Libraries provides Ask-A-Librarian; a telephone, Email and online Chat help service available to all patrons. There is an online tutorial available on how to find books and journal articles through the UCF Libraries Catalog and electronic databases. Research guides will help you search by subject. Reference librarians are available to answer questions at the Reference desk on the library main floor.
Of special interest to local inventors is the Patents and Trademarks Collection.
In addition, various services are available for a fee from the UCF Information Source, a Library Reference department. Information Source provides business research, subject searches, preliminary patent and trademark searches, photocopies of articles, book loans and special borrower cards to the Florida community.
Various special borrower library cards are available for UCF Library patrons and are listed below. To be issued any special borrower card, patrons must be present, as a minimum, a government issued photo ID card, proof of Florida residency, and their Social Security Card (or a reasonable facsimile). Non U.S residents may substitute a passport or U.S. Visa in lieu of a Social Security Card.
This is for members of the Alumni Association who join at the Lifetime Membership level. After joining, please bring to the Circulation desk a government issued photo ID, SSN card or facsimile, and your Alumni Lifetime Membership card to get your special borrowers' card. Alumni special borrower cards will need to be renewed once a year, to keep all patron profiles up to date.
This Special Borrower Card is for members of the community who would like to check out books from our library. To purchase a community card you must be 18 years old and have a valid Florida driverís license, proof of Florida residency, and must present your SSN card or a reasonable facsimile. Any person under the age of 18 who wishes to purchase a Grey Borrower card must have their parent or other legal guardian purchase the card in the parent's or guardian's name. The parent or guardian will purchase the card using the same procedure as any adult patron (providing their own SSN) but the parent or guardian can authorize ONE minor to check out materials on that grey borrower card. Only that one authorized minor can use the card to check out items, the parent/guardian cannot use the card. The minor must present some sort of government issued photo ID card to use the Grey Card (driver's license, passport, School ID, etc), unless their parent or legal guardian is present to provide their own proof of ID.
If a minor is too young to have any sort of government or school issued ID card (or just doesn't have any qualifying photo ID), then the parent/guardian must purchase the card in their own name and must always be present to check out the materials.
Cost for this Special Borrower card is:
Payment must be made by cash or check*. Please note that we cannot accept payment within 1 hour of closing.
*Note: On the weekends, all payments to the UCF Library must be via UCF Smart Card, check, or exact change.
**Need to bring a letter of employment from principal
***Must present a letter signed by the Home Education District Contract, Home Education Program, and Florida Department of Education
Last updated April 18, 2014 8:09:55 AM