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Ask A Librarian Featured Questions

Ask A Librarian Featured Question: February 2021

Our featured question for February 2021 is: “What do I do if the article/book I need isn’t available through UCF Libraries?”

Interlibrary Loan is the service for you!  Does your article have the Request Item/See Options link?  Have you searched the Books/Catalog for a title and it doesn’t come up in your search results?  If so you can use the free service available to UCF students, faculty and staff.  They can borrow a physical book for you from another library or get the PDF of an article.

For more information go to library.ucf.edu/services/borrowing-from-other-libraries/

SCUA's 45 Years of Collecting Exhibit

Exhibit: 45 Years of Collecting

“45 Years of Collecting: UCF Libraries’ Special Collections & University Archives” showcases the University of Central Florida (UCF) Libraries’ Special Collections & University Archives’ distinct collection. From a 13th century religious text to UCF memorabilia, the broad range of materials on display reflects the diverse nature of the department’s holdings. This exhibit, curated by department staff, highlights the collection’s evolution over the past forty-five years. While not every item exhibited is the most unique, most valuable, or most rare, they all are essential in telling the department’s history.

The exhibit runs from February 2021 through April 2021 in the new 4th floor Special Collections & University Archives’ Gallery in the John C. Hitt Library.

For more information, email speccoll@ucf.edu.

The gallery capacity is limited to 2 guests at any given time. All guests must wear a face covering and maintain at least 6 feet of physical distancing within the gallery space.

John C. Hitt Library 3rd floor closure - January 19-23, 2021

Temporary 3rd Floor Closure at the John C. Hitt

The 3rd floor of the John C. Hitt Library will be closed between Tuesday, January 19 – Saturday, January 21, 2021.

This temporary closure is part of the preparation for the upcoming renovations to the 3rd floor spaces which will begin later this year. Stairwells and elevators will be marked with signs and caution tape as a reminder that the floor is not accessible.

If you need a book or other physical library material located on the 3rd floor, please request it at ucflib.fyi/requestbook

The 3rd floor restrooms in the original 1967 portion of the building near the bank of three elevators will permanently close on January 19, 2021. New restrooms will be added to that section as part of the renovations.

For updates on the renovations, check out our 21st Century Library page.

Foundations of Data Management Library Workshop Series

As a part of the 2021 Research Computing and Data Workshop Series, the UCF Libraries presents a Spring 2021 Foundations of Data Management Library Workshop Series starting this February. We will hold a monthly workshop for the next three months remotely via Zoom, covering topics like finding data sources from a multi-disciplinary perspective, how to manage your data properly, and how to maximize the impact of your research. Come join us!

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Ask A Librarian Featured Questions

Ask A Librarian Featured Question: December 2020

Our featured question this month is: “Why can’t I log in to access online resources off campus?

Here are some options you can try:

  • Use another browser
  • Clear your cache and cookies
  • Reset your NID password
  • If you logged in through WebCourses and used Library Tools, try logging on directly through the library website instead
  • If you are logging in from your workplace, you may be trying to access OpenAthens from behind a firewall.  Please contact your workplace IT to see if there is a work around

Tried all of the above and still having issues?  Please email our eResources team at eresourc@ucf.edu Provide the browsers you have used, the options you have tried and error messages you have received.

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