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Open Access in October

Open Access (OA) is celebrated each year in October during OA Week. OA Week aims to bring awareness to the benefits of OA. It also helps encourage OA advancements and innovations throughout the global scholarly community. OA Week has been a worldwide event for nearly a decade, and it is organized by SPARC.

You might have noticed that our Talk Like a Pirate Day blog post mentioned OA Week. Our pirate-themed OA Week activities are coming up soon!

Mark your calendars for


Open Heart Open Mic Event 10/13 at 6PM

Join us for the second in a series of Open Heart Open Mics on Thursday, October 13th at 6PM in John C. Hitt Library room 223. The UCF Libraries is partnering with the Women’s & Gender Studies Program to present an ongoing open mic event series.

Each month will feature a UCF faculty member and UCF student speaking on the monthly theme. This month’s theme is LGBTQ+ History. You are welcome to bring a story, poem, song, or any other vocal presentation to share.

There will be refreshments provided.

For more information, and upcoming dates check our event page.

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Hurricane Matthew Closures

The UCF Libraries will be closed from Wednesday, 10/5, at 5:00 p.m. The John C. Hitt Library and the Library at Rosen College will open on Sunday, 10/9, at noon. The Curriculum Materials Center will open on Monday, 10/10, at 7.45 a.m. Online resources such as databases, electronic journals, and e-Books will be available, so library research can be conducted during the closure.

LibTech items due back after 5:00pm on 10/5/16 will automatically have their loan periods extended until the library reopens on Sunday 10/9 at 12:00pm noon. This does NOT include 4-hour items checked out on 10/5/16; those are due back to the LibTech Desk by 4:45pm that day.

InSTALLments Issue 103

We know you might not be able to catch all of the information in our monthly InSTALLments, a newsletter posted in the bathrooms of the John C. Hitt Library.

Did you know we post copies online?

Find Issue 103 here.

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Sections of 4th Floor temporarily closed

Repairs are being made to areas of the 4th floor stacks today, mostly in call number areas PR, PS, and QA.
If you need books retrieved from these areas, please ask at the Circulation Services Desk on 2nd (main)floor.
There will be noise from the work on the shelving on the north (Student Union) side of the building on the 4th floor.
For quiet study, try the side of 4th toward the Reflecting Pond, or 5th floor.

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