The UCF Libraries’ Special Collections & University Archives
is pleased to announce the Beyond the Books: History of the UCF’s Library
exhibit, which looks at the history of the University of Central Florida’s John
C. Hitt Library including major renovations – both past and future – along with
a selection of library resources.
When the University of Central Florida (then Florida
Technological University) opened in 1968, the library was the only completed
academic building on campus. As the student body grew, so did the campus. As
campus grew, the library was renovated to better suit the needs of students.
The first major renovation occurred in 1982-1984 and included money for the
acquisition of artwork. With the addition of new UCF campuses, partnerships,
and online learning, the library expanded resources for students needing to
access materials remotely. The materials in this
exhibit are from UCF Libraries’ Special Collections & University Archives.
The exhibit was curated by Elisabeth
Jimenez, Special Collections & University Archives employee, and runs from
November 2019 to January 2020. The exhibit is in the Special Collections &
University Archives’ exhibit space located on the 5th floor of the John C. Hitt