John C. Hitt Library


John C. HItt Library Knowledge Commons, 2010

John C. Hitt Library Knowledge Commons, 2010

The John C. Hitt Library [named for our university president on the occasion of his 20th anniversary at UCF] is under the leadership of Director of Libraries Barry B. Baker and offers a variety of space options for students: individual and faculty/graduate student study rooms; a presentation practice room; two library classrooms; quiet study floors; Infusion Café; Knowledge Commons (24,800 square foot learning and technology environment providing seating for 479 undergraduate and graduate students; 196 desktop PC stations; 116 seats with 110v power within easy reach; 167 additional seats in differing configurations including tables,  upholstered chairs with tablet arms, soft seating, and group study settings; and portable whiteboards); and a variety of exhibit spaces on the 2nd and 5th floors.

With just over 100 library faculty and support personnel, and close to 100 student assistants, it is also home for 10 of its 13 departments:

Collections housed in the John C. Hitt Library

Services offered in the John C. Hitt Library

Video Tours

Coming Attractions:

21st Century Library concept exterior

21st Century Library Project is a multi-phased plan to create new spaces for learning, technology, collaboration and resources in the John C. Hitt Library. Working with Holzman Moss Bottino Architects, advanced schematic designs were finalized early in 2015. During fall 2016, work will begin on Phase 1, including the construction of a four-story building housing the automated retrieval center (ARC).  The ARC will be connected to the library on the north side (Student Union side).  Upgrades to elevators and restrooms, as well as fire and safety improvements, will begin.  Phase 1 also includes the creation of space focused on individual quiet study, research, and writing, located on the fifth floor.

At this time, books have been moved from the fifth floor.  To accommodate the shift, collections have been moved throughout the building.  Check book locations in the UCF catalog, or ask for assistance.

During Phase 2 of the project, an exciting collaborative learning space on the top floor of the ARC will be completed. The creation of exciting new space throughout the building and renovation will complete future phases of the 21st Century Library Project.  Tentative completion date: 2019-2021.

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  • cash-to-card machine
  • copier
  • printer
  • color printer
  • scanner
  • public computer


In this Library Phone Email
Acquisitions & Collection Services 407-823-0028
Administration 407-823-2564
Cataloging 407-823-2523
Circulation 407-823-2580
Information Technology and Digital Initiatives 407-823-3685
Interlibrary Loan 407-823-2383
LibTech Desk 407-823-2384
Research and Information Services 407-823-2562
Special Collections & University Archives 407-823-2576
Scholarly Communication 407-823-0717
Teaching & Engagement 407-823-5880


Mailing Address

  • University of Central Florida
  • P.O. Box 162666
  • Orlando, FL 32816-2666

Shipping Address

  • University of Central Florida
  • 12701 Pegasus Drive
  • Orlando, FL 32816-8030




Located in the heart of campus, next to the reflecting pond.

Directions to the University

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5th Floor

Study Area Closed

for renovations

4th Floor

-Quiet Study-

Silence Cell Phones

  • General Collection N – Z
  • General, Graduate, and Faculty Study Rooms

3rd Floor
  • General Collection G – M
  • Oversized Collection J – Z
  • Current Periodicals and Newspapers
  • LibTech Desk
  • Tablet, Laptop, iPad, Device Charger Checkout
  • Microfilm
  • General, Graduate, and Faculty Study Rooms
  • Scanners

2nd Floor


2nd Floor

Main Floor

Knowledge Commons

1st Floor

No EXIT this floor

  • General Collection A – F
  • Oversized Collection A – H
  • Government Information
  • General Study Rooms
  • Microfiche

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