Borrowing Privileges Policy

To qualify for borrowing privileges at the John C. Hitt Library, the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC), 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
Faculty 24 hours 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 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.
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