Borrowing Privileges Policy

To qualify for borrowing privileges at the John C. Hitt Library, the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC), the Downtown Campus (DTC) Library, 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 UCF Connect 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
DVDs and CDs All 3 weeks 3 renewals
Course Reserve Materials All students Varies No
Interlibrary Loan/UBorrow 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 1 Day No
Reference books, special
collections, & annual reports
All In Library Use Only N/A
Curriculum Materials Center Picture Books All 3 weeks 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 Varies 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 Varies No*

UCF Libraries items in the General Collection and Automated Retrieval Center (ARC) are available 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:

  • ALL Transactions must take place in person at the LibTech Desk; no renewals via phone or online.
  • Most LibTech items must have one of the same item, in-stock, for the item to be renewed immediately.
  • Certain LibTech items may be renewed immediately if 10+ are in-stock:
    • Apple Pencils
    • Apple iPads
    • Laptops (of the same loan period)
    • Projectors (including the Portable Screen)
  • Certain LibTech items have a 24 Hour Renewal Waiting Period; these include:
    • Systems (Laptops, iPads)
    • Projectors (including the Portable Screen)
    • Audio Equipment including PA Speakers, Podcast Kits, etc.
    • Cameras & Camera Accessories
    • Microphones & Microphone Accessories
    • Tablets & Accessories (Wacom, Apple Pencil)
  • Multiple LibTech item checkouts of the same type (i.e. two phone chargers, tablet and laptop) are not allowed.

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