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Featured Bookshelf: Hispanic Heritage

Hispanic Heritage Month, established in 1988, runs from September 15 through October 15. It recognizes and celebrates the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans have made to the United States. Florida in particular has a strong Hispanic legacy including the oldest inhabited city in the U.S., St. Augustine, which was founded in 1565 by the Spanish. UCF will also be celebrating our status as a Hispanic-serving institution (HSI) which means more than 25% of our enrolled students identify as Hispanic. Details on the HSI Week events can be found through the UCF Events Calendar.

Join the UCF Libraries as we celebrate our favorite Hispanic authors and books. Click on the link below to see the full list, descriptions, and catalog links for the featured Hispanic Heritage titles suggested by UCF Library employees. These 10 books plus many more are also on display in the new 4th floor Reading Room in the John C. Hitt Library.

Featured Bookshelf: Hispanic Heritage

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Faculty Support: Textbook Affordability

One way that faculty can help reduce the cost of a college education and positively impact student academic performance is to remove the barrier of high cost, commercially produced textbooks. There are several options for faculty to support textbook affordability efforts.

To date, UCF faculty have taught over 500 classes using open or library-sourced materials, in turn reaching almost 35,000 students and potentially saving them just over $3,200,000.* *Savings are calculated as cost of a new book by number of course enrollments as of Spring 2020.


For more information: library.ucf.edu/textbook-affordability

Access Library Computers through UCF Apps!

Due to COVID-19, a number of computers in the library where made unavailable to patrons to provide appropriate physical distancing.

To make up for this loss in physical computer access, we have made those Public PC desktop computers available as virtual desktops. This allows you to access all of the programs and applications found on library and other public lab computers from your own Windows, Mac, iOS, iPad OS, or Android device without needing to install apps directly on your machine.

Read this article to learn how to access UCF Campus Labs through UCF Apps.

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