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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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Hours

Equipment

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

Contact

In this Library Phone Email
Acquisitions & Collection Services 407-823-0028 Susan.Macduffee@ucf.edu
Administration 407-823-2564 libadmin@ucf.edu
Cataloging 407-823-2523 catalog@ucf.edu
Circulation 407-823-2580 circ@ucf.edu
Information Technology and Digital Initiatives 407-823-3685 libsys@ucf.edu
Interlibrary Loan 407-823-2383 illbor@ucf.edu
LibTech Desk 407-823-2384 libtech@ucf.edu
Research and Information Services 407-823-2562 http://askalibrarian.org/email.php?id=1692
Special Collections & University Archives 407-823-2576 speccoll@ucf.edu
Scholarly Communication 407-823-0717 Sarah.Norris@ucf.edu
Teaching & Engagement 407-823-5880 infolit@ucf.edu

Address

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

Map

Accessibility

Location

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

Directions to our Loading Dock

 

Directions to the John C. Hitt Library Loading Dock

  1. Enter UCF Campus via University Boulevard. This is the “main” entrance to campus.
  2. Turn right (southeast) onto Gemini Boulevard. The first stop light after entering campus is at University Boulevard and Gemini Boulevard. [Note: University Boulevard ends at Gemini Boulevard. You either have to go left or right. If you go straight through this intersection you would enter Garage A.]
  3. Follow Gemini Boulevard around past the water tower. Once you are on Gemini Boulevard, you will go through four stoplights:
  4. Stoplight 1: Central Florida Boulevard
  5. Stoplight 2: Andromeda Circle
  6. Stoplight 3: Garage B entrance/exit
  7. Stoplight 4: Libra Drive (the water tower will be on your right)
  8. At the fifth stoplight, turn left (west) onto Scorpius Street. This is the stoplight after the water tower. The new UCF power plan building is on the southwest corner of Gemini Boulevard and Scorpius Street. Once you are on Scorpius Street, you will go through two stop signs:
  9. Stop sign 1: Garage C entrance. This is a 3-way stop sign. Garage C will be on your right
  10. Stop sign 2: Pedestrian cross walk. NOTE: The road is in terrible shape just pass this stop sign. Drive carefully through here.
  11. Turn right at the third stop sign on Scorpius Street. You can only turn right at this stop sign. If you go straight you will be in a loading dock area. The Research I building is on your right.
  12. Veer left at the intersection of Scorpius Street and Pegasus Drive. This is a strange intersection – Scorpius Street veers left and turns into Pegasus Drive. There is a sign post to the left, which can be difficult to see, that says “PEGASUS DR.” It also has a sign that “STUDENT UNION” with an arrow pointing to the left. If you accidentally continue straight instead of veering left, you will end up on the far side of the Research I building and eventually in its parking lot.
  13. Follow Pegasus Drive as it turns left. There will be open space/wet lands on your right.
  14. Follow Pegasus Drive as it turns left again. As you veer left, the Student Union and the Libraries ARC building will be on your right.
  15. Enter the Libraries’ loading dock area. This is where Pegasus Drive ends. The John C. Hitt Library loading dock will be on your right.

Directions to the University

See the UCF Web site for Directions to UCF or use Google Maps to get driving directions.

Directory


5th Floor

-Quiet Study-

Silence Cell Phones


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 A – Z
  • Current Periodicals and Newspapers
  • CD / DVD / Blu-ray Media Collection
  • LibTech Desk
  • Tablet, Laptop, iPad, Device Charger Checkout
  • LibTech Studio (Record / Edit / Present)
  • Microfilm
  • General, Graduate, and Faculty Study Rooms
  • Printers & Scanners

2nd Floor

Mezzanine


2nd Floor

Main Floor

Knowledge Commons

  • Library Entrance Exit
  • Infusion / Java City (Coffee Shop)
  • Circulation / Course Reserves Desk
  • Classroom 235A & 235C
  • Knowledge Commons
  • Research and Information Desk
  • Reference Collection
  • Printers & Scanners

1st Floor

  • Government Information
  • Microfiche

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