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 main entrance. In the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC), books can be checked out at the main service desk. In the Rosen Library, books can be checked out at the main service desk.
To qualify for borrowing privileges at the John C. Hitt Library, the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC), or the Rosen Library, you must be a current UCF student enrolled in at least one class for the semester, be an active faculty or a current staff member, or have a Special Borrower card. Privileges may vary at regional campus libraries.
All materials are subject to recall after 3 weeks and must be returned when requested.
|Material Type||Patron Type||Loan Period||Renewal|
| General Collection Books
& Government Documents
|Undergraduate students||3 weeks||Yes, until recalled|
|Graduate students||8 weeks||Yes, until recalled|
|Faculty & staff||Biannual||Yes, until recalled|
|Special borrowers||3 weeks||Yes, until recalled|
|Knight Reads (popular books)||All||3 weeks||Yes, until recalled|
|Audiovisuals||All||1 week||Yes, 1 renewal|
|Course Reserve Materials||All students||varies||No|
|Interlibrary Loan items||All students, faculty, & staff||varies||1 renewal may be allowed|
|Newspapers & Periodicals||All students, staff, & special borrowers||In Library Use Only||N/A|
| Reference books, special
collections, & annual reports
|All||In Library Use Only||N/A|
|Curriculum Materials Center Picture Books||All||1 week||Yes, until recalled|
|Curriculum Materials Center Fiction||All||3 weeks||Yes, until recalled|
|Laptops, Tablets, & iPads||See Technology Lending||varies||No*|
|Calculators||See Technology Lending||24 Hours||No*|
|Headphones||See Technology Lending||4 Hours||No*|
|Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Voice Recorders||See Technology Lending||3 Days||No*|
|Projectors, Microphones, Speakers, DVD/Blu-ray Players||See Technology Lending||3 Days||No*|
|Mobile Device Chargers / Cables||See Technology Lending||4 Hours||No*|
Most UCF Libraries items are available on open shelves to patrons on a first-come basis. UCF students, faculty and staff have no limit on the number of items to be checked out from our General Collection. Non-University Patrons who are issued Special Borrower Cards may have up to ten items checked out at a time.
*LibTech Borrowing Notes:
- LibTech must have one of the same item in-stock for the item to be renewed immediately.
- Transaction must take place in person; no renewals via phone or online.
- Certain LibTech items have a 24 Hour Renewal Waiting Period; these include:
- Systems (3 Day Laptops, Dell Venues, iPads)
- Projectors (including the Portable Screen)
- PA Speaker
- DSLR Camera Kit
- GoPro Hero Cameras
- Multiple LibTech item checkouts of the same type (i.e. two phone chargers, tablet and laptop) are not allowed.
For information on borrowing books from regional campus libraries, see: