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Diamond's Hidden Gems

Diamond’s Hidden Gems – Downtown

Depending on your major, it is possible that you may have to take classes away from the UCF main campus. As a Hospitality Management student, for example, once you are accepted into the program, most of your degree classes will be located at the Rosen campus. As students of these alternative campuses, you have access to their respective resources.

I intend to introduce you to each campus library. In this part, we will be discussing UCF’s Downtown campus and the Addition Financial Downtown Campus Library. Similar to the UCF main library, the Addition Financial Downtown Campus Library provides important services to students, faculty, and staff.

Services include:
– Checkout of books, DVDs, and course reserves
– Access to electronic resources, including databases, journals, and more
– Printing, copying, and scanning // IT support and Tech lending
– Research assistance via consultations, online chat, phone, text or email
– Borrowing from other libraries via Interlibrary Loan
– Library Instruction and access to subject librarians

As always, students must have their ID to make use of these resources!

The Addition Financial Downtown Campus Library is located on the 2nd floor of the Dr. Phillips Academic Commons. The library is closed on the weekends. During the Fall and Spring, the Downtown Library is open Mondays – Thursdays from 8 am to 9 pm and Fridays from 8 am to 5 pm. During the Summer semester, the library is open Mondays – Thursdays from 8 am to 7 pm and Fridays 8 am to 4 pm.

If you have any questions, you can reach library staff by email at or by calling 407-235-3720.

If you’d like to learn more about the Downtown Campus and Library, please visit “Diamond’s Hidden Gems – Downtown” in STARS!

International Games Month banner. Text: Your main objective is graduating, but what's an adventure without side-quests? Library Side-Quests will help you find the undiscovered knowledge that can help you on your quest to graduate college.

Downtown Campus Library Celebrates International Games Month 2023

International Games Week is back, and it’s now a month long celebration of gaming in libraries.
International Games Week began as International Games Day in 2007 as an attempt to break a world record for the most people playing the same game simultaneously. It has grown into a weeklong event to showcase games and gaming in libraries.

DTC Library is participating in International Games Month by providing puzzles and takeaway games for our patrons. Also, we have side-quests! Your main objective is graduating, but what’s an adventure without side-quests? Library Side-Quests will help you find the undiscovered knowledge that can help you on your quest to graduate college. UCF and Valencia students can select a side-quest from the International Games Month, complete it, and turn it into DTC Library staff to be entered into a prize drawing. The more side-quests you complete, the better chance you have to win a prize.

Stop by the Downtown Campus Library through the month of November to participate and play some games!

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Downtown Campus Library – Leap into Fall with Froggy Productivity!

Downtown Campus Library is bringing you a series of workshops and study breaks to help you achieve your goals this semester.

Fall 2023 Event Calendar at the DTC Library

Join us on September 5th at 1:00PM at the Downtown Campus Library in room 265 of the Doctor Philips Academic Commons to learn more about bullet journaling and how it can keep you organized.

On September 12th at 1:00PM work with library staff to develop a vision board. This visualization exercise will help you display your future goals in a concrete, tangible way.

Our last workshop in our Froggy Productivity Series will be on September 19th at 1:00 P.M. in DPAC 455. Our staff will introduce you to the productivity software Notion. This app offers free membership to students, and it is a great way to streamline and organize tasks.

If you can’t make it to one of our workshops, the library is providing “study breaks.” These are quick, takeaway activities that will help you with time management and mindfulness. Visit the Downtown Library in DPAC 265 from September 4th through 15th to get a Time Management with Pomodoro worksheet. From September 18th through September 29th, we will be distributing worksheets for our mindfulness challenge.

Any UCF or Valencia student who participates in three events or study breaks will be eligible for a prize drawing. Attend more events and study breaks to increase your chances of winning!

Celebrate National Crafting Month by Crocheting with Gaby!

Downtown Campus Library is celebrating National Crafting Month by hosting a beginner’s crochet workshop with Gaby Gomez. Gaby is a certified crochet instructor by the Craft Yarn Council. She has been teaching the art of crochet since 2017, and she can’t wait to inspire you with the craft!

This workshop will be teaching participants four crochet techniques: cast-on, chain, single stitch and weaving, to create a lovely bookmark.

The workshop will occur on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register for the event here. Yarn and crochet hooks will be provided to the first 20 registrants.

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Downtown Campus Library – Zine Workshop

Downtown Campus Library is hosting a zine workshop on April 20th in DPAC 455 at 1:00 PM.

zine (noun): a noncommercial often homemade or online publication usually devoted to specialized or unconventional subject matter.

Join Chris Saclolo, UCF Libraries’ book conservator in a workshop on the basics of making your very own zine.

Markers, pens, scissors, and glue will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own magazines and poetry to aid in their zine’s creation.

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