Calling all transfer students!

The UCF Libraries needs your help to improve our services to transfer students. We got to meet some of you at our regional campus partners, and want to make sure to do our best to meet your unique needs.

If you are a transfer student who is over 18, we’d like to ask you to take 10 minutes to respond to this survey.

A second phase of our research will involve face to face interviews, and you’ll be asked if you’d like to participate in those at the end of the survey. This interview should take approximately 30 minutes, and you’ll receive a sweet treat for your time.

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Get that 4th floor book!

4th floor stacks for call numbers from N to QP, shelved on the “Student Union side” of the floor, may be inaccessible to the average human. But John C. Hitt Library folks are not average humans! With a few key strokes, we can get that book for you.

At library.ucf.edu, click on the white “Books/Catalog” button, and key in your search. When you see a title in your results list that absolutely fascinates you, you will see a link in the record that says, “Place a Hold”. When you click on it, you will be asked for your NID and NID password. Once you submit that information, you will see your search replicated on the screen, followed by the message, “Hold successfully placed.” You will receive an email later, telling you that your book is ready to be picked up at the Circulation Desk.

Through the miracle of technology, you can conduct that search on your smart phone or on your own laptop at home or office. Then you can come into the John C. Hitt Library and pick up your book, once you have received the email that it is available.

TL;DR

  1. Click Books/Catalog
  2. Search
  3. Click Place a Hold
  4. Login
  5. Wait for an email telling you your book is ready for pickup
  6. Pickup your book at the Circulation desk on the main floor of the John C. Hitt Library

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Now Open for Quiet Study: 235A, Main Floor

Room 235A, in the Infusion/Java City area on the main floor, will be open for quiet study to alleviate crowding in the remaining 4th floor quiet study area on the “Reflecting Pond” side of the John C. Hitt Library. The “back half” of the 4th floor is closed for the installation of sprinklers for fire safety.

We are sorry for the inconvenience, noise, and dust.

Knight Reads

New Knight Reads Titles

Knight Reads is our collection of popular fiction and non-fiction reading. There are Knight Reads collections in the John C. Hitt Library and in the Rosen Library.

Check out these titles we just added to the Knight Reads shelves in the John C. Hitt Library:

knight reads march 2017

If you’d like to suggest a title to add to Knight Reads, please email it to carrie.moran@ucf.edu

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Noise and Closure Alerts, beginning 3/20

3rd Floor

Restrooms on the 3rd floor in the “back half” of the building will remain closed for renovation.

4th Floor

Starting Monday night, 3/20, the “Student Union side” of the 4th floor of the John C. Hitt Library will be closed for the installation of sprinklers. Materials in call numbers N through QP will be inaccessible, but can be requested online, please see a staff member for assistance. Items will be retrieved several times daily, and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk. It is estimated that this work will be completed around 5/1/17. Over the next months the entire building will be fitted with fire sprinklers as part of the ongoing work on the 21st Century Library project.

5th Floor

Work continues on the study area of the 5th floor. When completed, the area will offer students a bright, new, space for silent, individual study, research, reflection, and coursework.

 

More information about the 21st Century Library project is at: http://library.ucf.edu/21st/ You can check there for any work alerts. Earplugs remain available at the Circulation Desk.

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