UCF Libraries Policies

Facilities

To ensure that the UCF Libraries can provide its patrons and employees with a safe and secure environment the following facilities policies have been established. Many of the policies below are derived from or are related to relevant UCF Policies and Procedures and the UCF Regulations.

Violation of any of the following policies could result in patrons being asked to leave the library, the violation being reported to the UCF Police, patrons being trespassed from library facilities or the campus, behavior referred to Student Conduct Review Board, or criminal prosecution. Any criminal behavior
will be reported to the UCF Police.

Classrooms

The UCF Libraries has classrooms available for instruction in some library facilities.  Classrooms in the Libraries are used exclusively for library instruction and library-related meetings. They cannot be reserved by faculty for classes without a library instruction component.


Conference or Meeting Rooms

The UCF Libraries’ classrooms and conference rooms are reserved for library-related classes, meetings, and events.


Electrical Outlets and Extension Cords

  • Electrical outlets provided in UCF Libraries public spaces may be used to power or charge approved devices such as laptops, mobile devices, or library items checked out to patrons. They may not be used to power any device not related to or used for study or research purposes, or to power any other device deemed unsafe by any library employee.
  • Electrical cords or power strips may not be draped across aisles, exit pathways, or arranged in any manner deemed unsafe or a hazard by any library employee.
  • Library patrons may not unplug any library equipment and may not leave any electrical equipment, cords, or power strips unattended in the library.

Emergencies & Fire Alarms

All patrons are required to exit the building when prompted by fire alarms or announcements via the public address system.


Lost & Found

For personal items left in a UCF Libraries location:

  • Inquire at the Circulation desk of the John C. Hitt Library or at the service desk of the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC), the Rosen Library, or a regional campus library.
  • In general, all personal materials are held for 30 days. Valuable items such as credit cards, driver’s licenses, or checkbooks are turned over to the campus police department, and other materials are disposed of or donated to charity after 30 days. Exceptions to the 30 day rule: any items containing perishable food or drink will be disposed of due to health and sanitation risks; UCF ID cards found at the John C. Hitt Library are turned into the UCF Card Services office weekly.

Lost Cards

In general, lost cards can be redeemed by presenting identification that matches the name and signature on the card.  Also see our general Lost & Found policy.  Check with the library where you may have lost the card:

John C. Hitt Library

  • Lost cards are temporarily held at the lost & found at the Circulation Desk. Circulation staff will return lost cards to the UCF Card Office, usually on a weekly basis.

Curriculum Materials Center (CMC)

  • Lost cards are temporarily held at the CMC front desk.  Library staff will return lost cards to the UCF Card Office, usually on a weekly basis.

Rosen Library

  • Lost cards are temporarily held at the Rosen Library front desk. Library staff will return lost cards to the Rosen Security office from time to time, or at the end of every semester.

Regional campus libraries


Paging

Patron use of the Libraries’ public address systems is for emergencies only and must be approved and directed by the UCF Police.


Postings or Bulletin Boards

The UCF Libraries does not have bulletin boards available for public postings or announcements. Posting of any announcements or documents inside or outside of any library facility is prohibited.


Refunds

Patrons requesting refunds for money loss due to printer or copy machine malfunctions should report the loss:

  • to the LibTech desk (3rd Floor) in the John C. Hitt Library,
  • to the service desk in the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC), or
  • to the service desk in the Rosen Library

The staff members there will help by providing an equivalent value of reprints. No cash refunds will be issued.


Study & Presentation Rooms

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 also maintaining an atmosphere conducive to quiet study.
  • Study Rooms are available for study and course-related work only and are circulated only to currently enrolled UCF students and current UCF faculty members.
  • Study Rooms are not available for club meetings, parties, fundraising or soliciting, or any other activity that is deemed to create a disturbance to other library patrons.
  • For more information, or to reserve a room, please see the Study Rooms page.

Policies specific to study rooms in the John C. Hitt Library:

  • Rooms can be reserved up to 4 hours a day in consecutive timeslots. You will be required to submit a new booking for every non-consecutive timeslot. Non-consectutive bookings are subject to cancellation at the discretion of library staff.
  • General study rooms are left unlocked, but must be reserved.  If you do not reserve a room, you will be asked to leave if another group makes a reservation.
  • Graduate, Faculty and Presentation study rooms are locked, so you MUST check out the key for the reserved room at the 2nd floor Circulation desk in the John C. Hitt Library.  Use of any study room without properly checking out a room key is not permitted.
  • Rooms with keys must be returned 10 minutes prior to the end of your room reservation.
  • Failure to arrive within your 15 minute reserved time, will be subject to cancellation.
  • To cancel your reservation use the cancellation link in your confirmation email or call the Circulation Desk at 407-823-2580.
  • For more information, or to reserve a room, please see the Study Rooms page.
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