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National Libraries Week Banner, April 8-12, 2019

National Library Week

Come join us as we celebrate National Library Week with a whole week of fun happenings and give aways!

Monday, April 8, 11a – 2p
Give a Book, Take a Book
Patrons are invited to take a free book home to enjoy and/or donate a book.
Library lobby

Tuesday, April 9, 2p-3p
No Kidding: The Library Has That!
Presentation of unexpected library materials and programs.  Highlighting Curriculum Materials Center collections, the DIVerse Families Database, and University Special Collections. Talk led by David Benjamin, Amy Dovydaitis, Emma Gisclair, and Kristine Shrauger. 
Room 223 

Wednesday, April 10, 9a-11:30a
Where in the world is the UCF Libraries BookMobile? 
Roaming around UCF from 9-11:30am.  Check-out an item from a selection of entertaining library materials.

Friday, April 12, 2p-3p
Popcorn in the Library
Get a free bag of freshly popped popcorn!
Library Main Entrance

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1st Floor Closure During Spring Break

During Spring Break, Monday March 11 to Sunday, March 17, the 1st floor (lowest level) of the John C. Hitt Library will be closed for work related to construction of the 21st Century Library project.  2nd (main), 3rd, 4th and 5th floors will remain open.  To retrieve a book from the 1st floor, click on the “Request” link in the catalog record for the item, and fill out the brief form with your NID and email.  You will receive an email when the book is ready for you at the Circulation Desk.

Please note Spring Break hours: the library will be closed on Sunday, March 10, and Saturday, March 16.  Monday through Thursday, the library will be open from 7.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.  Friday, March 15, the library will be open from 7.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Come in and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and get some work done—or take your books to the beach!

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Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2019

Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week is being celebrated this year between February 25 – March 1, 2019. The annual event provides an opportunity to learn more about these essential limitations and exceptions to copyright that are vital components to innovation, creativity, and scholarship.


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Public Domain Day 2019

January 1, 2019, marked an important day for copyrighted works. For the first time in more than 20 years, published works from 1923 will enter the public domain. This means that anyone can use the works for free and without any copyright restrictions. The last time this occurred was in 1998 before the United States’ Congress passed the Copyright Term Extension Act. This act is also often referred to as the Sonny Bono Act (named in memory of the late Congressman, Sonny Bono) or the Mickey Mouse Protection Act due to the Walt Disney Company’s support of such copyright extensions.


Love your data

Love Data Week 2019

Happy Love Data Week! This international event held February 11-15, 2019 gives researchers an opportunity to learn more about data management, sharing, preservation, re-use, and library-based research data services. If you’re a researcher or just curious about data management and best practices, you can learn more by visiting:


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