Checking Out Books

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
Faculty 24 hours No
 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:

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