To qualify for borrowing privileges at the John C. Hitt Library, the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC), the Downtown Campus Library (DTC), 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 regional campus 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||1 renewal at CMC, 3 renewals all other locations|
|Course Reserve Materials||All students||varies||No|
|Interlibrary Loan items||All students, faculty, & staff||varies||1 renewal may be allowed|
|Newspapers & Periodicals||All students, staff, & special borrowers||In Library Use Only||N/A|
| 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||4 Hours||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||4 Hours||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:
- LibTech must have one of the same item in-stock for the item to be renewed immediately.
- Transaction must take place in person; no renewals via phone or online.
- Certain LibTech items have a 24 Hour Renewal Waiting Period; these include:
- Systems (3 Day Laptops, Dell Venues, iPads)
- Projectors (including the Portable Screen)
- PA Speaker
- DSLR Camera Kit
- GoPro Hero Cameras
- Multiple LibTech item checkouts of the same type (i.e. two phone chargers, tablet and laptop) are not allowed.