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2019 National Poetry Month book covers

Featured Bookshelf: National Poetry month

Welcome to National Poetry Month!

“Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,  
And stands about the woodland ride  
Wearing white for Eastertide.

Now, of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.

And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.”
– A. E. Housman, Loveliest of Trees

The Academy of American Poets, inspired by the success of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, created National Poetry Month in 1996. It is the largest literary celebration in the world and UCF Libraries are proud to do their part.

UCF Libraries have gathered suggestions to feature 14 books of poetry that are currently in the UCF collection. These works represent a wide range of favorite poetry books of our faculty and staff.

These, and additional titles, are also on the Featured Bookshelf display on the second (main) floor next to the bank of two elevators where they are joined by a selection of nature poetry.

Click on the link below for the full book descriptions and links.

Featured Bookshelf: National Poetry Month

brown pegasus

Check out a pegasus today!

Beginning April 1st, 2019, the library will need to close off access to all stairwells and elevators. But don’t worry! Thanks to a very generous funding grant and some morally dubious genetics work, the library is proud to offer a variety of pegasi for patrons to choose from. Each pegasus can be checked out for up to four hours with one renewal per day allowed. All the pegasi are well trained and can ferry patrons to any floor of the library and back down to the ground floor. Dismounting can be a little tricky though the ride is well worth it! But don’t take our word for it! Visit the library today and let us know what you think of the newest addition to our catalog!

How do I request Books

New Videos Showing How to Request a Book

To create more study space in the library, we’ve been moving books from the library shelves to the ARC, our new storage facility. So how do you get books from the ARC? What if something is on the shelf, and you just want to pick it up at the circulation desk? What if it’s already checked out? We’ve created new videos to explain the process, and help you know when to expect your books to be ready for pick up.

Research Tips Tuesdays

End of semester presentations got you down?

Does the idea of giving a presentation scare you? I have good news and bad news. Bad news – presentations are unavoidable in your courses and in your future career path. Good news – presentation skills are something you can easily improve! This workshop will provide some tips, tricks, and ideas for how to become a better presenter. Join us online for a special edition of Research Tips Tuesdays on Tuesday, April 2, from 10:30-11:30 to learn the skills you need to ace your next presentation.

RSVP online at:

So You're Thinking About Writing a Textbook

So You’re Thinking About Writing a Textbook

You know your subject area and want to share that knowledge. So you think about writing a textbook but how do you even get started? Join UCF Libraries and the College of Health Professions and Sciences for a panel discussion with four faculty who have all been in your shoes. Find out the who, what, why, and where plus see if Open Access publishing is for you.

Thursday, April 18
1:00 – 2:00pm
John C. Hitt Library, 223

Featuring faculty authors from the College of Health Professions and Sciences, School of Communication Sciences & Disorders:

Dr. Richard Zraick
Dr. Jack Ryalls
Dr. Linda I. Rosa-Lugo
Dr. Anthony Kong
with Scholarly Communications Librarian, Sarah Norris

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