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Photo of front entrance to John C. Hitt library and the Flame of Hope

Summertime, and the Library livin’ is easy

Welcome back, Knights! To make your summer studies easier, all you need to do is Ask Us! That’s right: by text, by chat, phone, or in person. The friendly folks of the UCF Libraries are simply waiting for you to contact us with questions and comments. If you are struggling to get started, or trying to finish up, or just need a little direction for your research assignment, save some time and worry: Ask Us.
Thousands of library resources are at your fingertips. It’s summer at UCF: life is good.

Knight Reads

Come on in for a visit this week

Pick up some great reading. It will improve the quality of your Intersession week, a great time to do some leisure reading. The John C. Hitt Library is open from 7.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Monday – Friday, closed Saturday (5/14) and Sunday (5/15) this week. Summer hours begin on Monday, 5/16.
Did you know that you can browse the catalog for great titles in the Knight Reads collection? Select the Books/Catalog tab at the top of the search box, then hit the Advanced Search button. Don’t fill in any information in the top three boxes. Instead, under Limit your searches, go to LOCATION, hit the arrow for a drop-down box. Select Main Library, Orlando – Knight Reads. Then hit the grey Search button. You will be rewarded with a list of catalog entries for the titles in the Knight Reads collection. Besides feeling pleased with yourself, you can select some titles for your next trip to the John C. Hitt Library.

classroom 235a

Planning some late night study?

Any time is a great time to visit the UCF Libraries, but finals week always draws a good crowd. Library hours are extended for more study, review, reflection and even some last-minute research.
Plan on using UCF’s Safe Escort Patrol Service (SEPS) between 7.00 p.m. and 3.00 a.m., for a safe ride back to your car or residence. 14,500 UCF students, faculty, staff and visitors called SEPS at 407-823-2424 last year. When you leave the John C. Hitt Library tonight, weary but filled with a semester’s worth of knowledge, don’t walk alone. Call SEPS, Knights!
Note: Photo shows 235A, near Infusion on the main floor. 235A and 235C are open during finals to anyone looking for a computer!

Photo of front entrance to John C. Hitt library and the Flame of Hope

John C. Hitt Library open for Study Day

Yesterday afternoon, Tuesday, April 26, the John C. Hitt Library was evacuated and on lockdown for over an hour, beginning just before 4.00 p.m. Commendably, students reacted to the UCF Police Department’s request to evacuate with speed and calm. Police swept the library building thoroughly and found no threat to safety, and gave the “all clear” after 5.00 p.m.
The John C. Hitt Library reopened, and remained open until 3.00 a.m.
Today, Study Day, the John C. Hitt Library is open from 7.00 a.m. to 3.00 a.m. Kram for the Exam begins at 8.00 p.m. tonight.
Thanks to the UCF Police Department! Please report any threat to safety on campus directly to the Police.
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