Coronavirus Info

Check back to this page to see updates pertaining to COVID-19 and the UCF Libraries. For general COVID-19 information regarding UCF as a whole, please visit ucf.edu/coronavirus/.

Scanning Course Materials 

UCF Libraries does not currently offer scanning for instructional purposes. If you need assistance with locating instructional materials and/or electronic access to instructional materials, please contact your subject librarian for assistance . UCF Libraries offers a variety of remote resources, including online databases, ebooks, streaming videos, and journals that may be used for instructional purposes.  

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services (ILL/DDS) is available to distance learners/remote users who need a copy of an chapter from reserve.  ILL/DDS will not scan the entire book or more than 1 chapter.  ILL/DDS will NOT be requesting books from other institutions via interlibrary loan if the books are found in Reserve.   

Reopening

Updated 08/13:

All UCF Libraries branches will reopen on Monday, August 24th. The operating hours for each library have been updated on our library hours page.

  • Follow UCF’s COVID guidelines: wear face coverings, practice physical distancing, and wash hands frequently.
  • Library hours are reduced to accommodate staggered or remote work schedules.
  • Seating is identified as “do not sit” to achieve physical distancing. Please do not remove signs or rearrange furniture.
  • Procedures for lending technology and course reserves are modified to reduce contamination.
  • Some services are available virtually or by appointment only.

Requesting Materials

Updated 08/20:

Books by Mail Service for John C. Hitt & Curriculum Materials Center (CMC): 

Starting Monday, August 24, students, faculty and staff who are learning/teaching remotely may request home delivery of most library materials.  This service is available for books located at the John C. Hitt Library and the Curriculum Materials Center at this time.  The service will be extended to other UCF libraries in the near future.

Please Note: 

  • Some items may not be available, such as technology items, or books temporarily available online through HathiTrust.
  • The library may need to limit the number of requested materials depending on volume of request.

Request Materials: 

  1. Go to the online catalog, identify the book item and click the “Request” button. 
  2. Log in with your NID; you may be initially be asked to enter your address and designate Books by Mail. If not, click on Change User Information and update your profile by adding the following information: 
    • Your address
    • Delivery Location – Mail to Home, Pickup at Main Campus, Rosen Campus Library or Downtown Campus Library
  3. Click “Submit Request” at the bottom of the request form.  

ARC Requests for all users who are requesting books to be sent to their home or branch campus:

  1. Go to the online catalog, identify the book item. 
  2. Log in with your NID; you may be initially be asked to enter your address and designate Books by Mail. If not, click on Change User Information and update your profile by adding the following information: 
    • Your address
    • Delivery Location – Mail to Home, Pickup at Main Campus, Rosen Campus Library or Downtown Campus Library
  3. Copy the request information into an ILLiad request form. 

Community Card Holders: Items from the John C. Hitt Library can be requested through this form.

Return Materials: 

  • Book returns are accepted in outdoor book drops (side of Main Entrance doors, Millican Hall parking lot, and the Curriculum Material Center book drop.    
  • As of August 24, 2020, LibTech returns will be handled at the new LibTech desk on the second floor (What used to be the old Circulation Desk) during new library operating hours.
  • Books may be mailed directly to the library at the following address: 

Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery Services
University of Central Florida
John C. Hitt Library
12701 Pegasus Drive, bldg. 2
Orlando, Fl 32816

Questions?

  • Contact Interlibrary Loan by phone 407-823-2383 or email illbor@ucf.edu 

Loan Items

Updated 08/18:

All loan items from UCF Libraries ( Books, technology, etc.) that have a due date of September 1, 2020 will no longer be automatically renewed for you.

Items may be returned to any UCF Library beginning on Monday, August 24. Library hours are available here (link to https://library.ucf.edu/hours/). Prior to that returns of books are being accepted at outdoor bookdrop locations.

Bookdrops are located at either entrance of the John C. Hitt Library, in the parking lot of Millican Hall (near the blue US mailbox), or outside the CMC Library (on the side of the Education Complex facing Garage I).

Returns of technology items are only being accepted by appointment until Monday, August 24. Appointments can be made by calling 407-823-2384 or emailing libtech@ucf.edu.

Do not return technology items to bookdrops. Beginning, Monday August 24 technology items may be returned in person to the location where you checked out the items.

If you are not able to return to campus items may be returned via mail. You are responsible for any items until they are received by UCF Libraries. If mailing technology items, items should be carefully packaged to avoid damaged and insured to ensure safe delivery.

Please contact Circulation if you have any questions by email circ@ucf.edu or phone 407-823-2580.

Remote Resources

View our guide to see how you can access existing and temporarily expanded library resources.

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You can also request library instruction sessions delivered via Zoom, or use existing asynchronous online options.

Get answers to your copyright questions for online teaching or research.

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Hours

Updated 08/13:

All UCF Libraries locations (John C. Hitt Library, CMC, Rosen, & Downtown) will be returning to in person hours beginning on August 24th.

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Monday – Thursday
10AM – Midnight
Friday
10AM – 5PM
Saturday
10AM – 5PM
Sunday

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