John C. Hitt Library Hours for the Thanksgiving Holiday:
Wednesday, November 25: CLOSING at 5:00 p.m.;
Thursday – Saturday, November 26-28: CLOSED;
Sunday, November 29: OPEN regular hours
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An often-asked question at the Research & Information Desk is “what are those study carrels/workstations/shower stalls behind your desk?” There are two correct answers to that question. The area to the left as you’re facing the office door hosts tutors from the University Writing Center. They take appointments and drop-in clients who need to have papers reviewed for form, grammar, style and clarity. The area is entirely moderated by UWC, not the library; questions may be directed to 407-823-2197, or visit their website at http://uwc.cah.ucf.edu/ to make an appointment.
The station to the right of the door is reserved for use by the UCF librarians. Similarly, they take appointments with students, faculty, and sometimes community members who request individualized instruction on locating and using UCF Libraries’ research materials. These areas are not open for public use; however, anyone wishing to have a one-on-one research consultation with a librarian may make an appointment at http://library.ucf.edu/help/schedule-an-appointment/
This Thursday, November 19th, our UCF Knights will be taking on the East Carolina Pirates at the Bright House Networks Stadium.
The John C. Hitt Library will close at 5:00 p.m. while the Curriculum Materials Center and Library at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management will close at 3:00 p.m. Regional campus libraries will remain open for regular Thursday hours. Get your last minute studying and research done at the UCF Libraries before heading out to the game.
Let’s go Knights!
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