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Information on the 21st Century Library project

Site preparation is underway for construction on the Student Union side of the John C. Hitt Library. A webpage, 21st Century Library, is now available with more information. News, information about the Automated Retrieval Center, a site plan, and some Frequently Asked Questions are included.
Visit now and then to stay informed on UCF’s 21st Century Library project.

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Katie Kirwan: Employee of the Year, UCF Libraries

Katie KirwanKatie Kirwan was honored this week as the UCF Libraries Employee of the Year. Katie has worked at the Libraries since 1999. She works in Acquisitions and Collections. Letters of support for Katie’s nomination included testimonies to her “can-do attitude” and her ability to juggle responsibilities.
Congratulations, Katie!

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Noise alert! North (Student Union) side of the John C. Hitt Library

You may have noticed heavy equipment and some digging behind the John C. Hitt Library. There will be noise in the library associated with the site preparation work, particularly on that side of the building.

The site is being prepared for some of the work on Phase 1 of the 21st Century Library project, which will include construction of an Automated Retrieval Center (ARC) on the north side of the current library building.

Pardon our dust! The transformation of the library is just beginning.

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Summer Knights Reading Challenge – The Winners Are!

The Summer Knights Reading Challenge ended on August 1, 2016.

200 UCF students, faculty, and staff participated in the challenge.

A total of 607,482 pages were read.

1st Place: Kindle Fire (courtesy of UCF Tech Product Center) was awarded to Alex Hassan

2nd Place: Knightro Nike bag full of UCF merchandise (courtesy of UCF Bookstore) was awarded to Rebecca Meadows

3rd Place: $25 Starbucks gift card (courtesy of Starbucks located at 895 N. Alafaya Trail) was awarded to Rachael Johnson

Five randomly selected participants won a voucher good for one free item from Jeremiah’s Italian Ice

Thanks to all of the participants in the Summer Knights Reading Challenge!

Have questions or comments?  Please contact us.

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What’s behind the fence?

Have you noticed the fencing installed on the north (Student Union) side of the John C. Hitt Library building?

This is the start of Phase 1 of the 21st Century Library project. The site is being prepared for construction of the Automated Retrieval Center (ARC), a four-story structure designed to accommodate 1.25 million print volumes for quick retrieval in a three-story high space. In Phase 2 of the project, a student work space surrounded by windows will be created on the fourth floor, at the top of the ARC.

Before work begins on the ARC, power and plumbing lines will be installed. A new parking area will be completed in a fenced area in front of the College of Sciences, and the current parking spaces will be removed to make way for the ARC.

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