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road closure

Road Closure

The service road from the library loading dock up to the turn at the Student Union will be closed to pedestrians and vehicles during the following times:

Sept 12th: 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM the following morning
Sept 13th: 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM the following morning
Sept 14th: 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM the following morning

The road is being temporarily closed as part of work being done for the 21st Century Library Project.

ILL Book Strap

Interlibrary Loan Books Are Getting Dressed Up

Next time you check out an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) book, you may notice that it now comes with a brand new, reusable UCF book strap around the cover. From now on, books that we borrow from other libraries’ collections are getting dressed up with these straps in order to help protect and preserve their covers as our own students, faculty and staff use them. In other words, adhesive labels are out – and book straps are in!

In order to comply with a new policy to better preserve ILL materials, book straps must now be used in lieu of adhesive labels. Our reusable book straps are a ‘greener’ option because they eliminate the need to create paper straps for each book, which not only reduces paper usage, but also gives our staff more time to find those items you need! Going forward, new paper labels are being designed to fit inside each book strap pocket, which will help cut the cost by decreasing our usage of the pricier adhesive labels.

If the next ILL book you pick up comes with one of our new book straps, please avoid removing it, and make sure to return it along with the book. In the future, a replacement fee may apply for any book straps that are not returned. As a friendly reminder, all ILL items may be returned to the library book drop, Circulation Desk or directly to the ILL Office located in the John C. Hitt Library.

UCF Knights Gameday

UCF Football Knights Gameday hours, Saturday 9/3

Saturday hours at the John C. Hitt Library are 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m., giving well-rounded Knights time for some reading, study, research, and writing before kickoff at 7.00 p.m. in Bright House Stadium. Go Knights—beat the South Carolina State Bulldogs! Charge on!

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Discover Your Superpowers at the UCF Libraries!

All UCF students are invited to use a mobile device to complete a superhero mission in the John C. Hitt Library.

From August 29-September 2nd, you can choose to join a mission that will ask you to make several stops around the library to discover your library superpowers.  Everyone who completes the mission will be entered to win a prize, and all superheroes will get a cookie or snack.  Prizes in the drawing include a limited edition UCF Libraries Superhero tshirt, a tour of UCF Special Collections and University Archives including a photo op with Vinnie the Vulture, UCF Theatre tickets, and more.

There will be a table set up in the Knowledge Commons, just past the library entry on the main floor, with instructions and special prizes.

More information is available here: http://guides.ucf.edu/superhero

We can’t wait to see you discover your superpowers at the UCF Libraries!

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Information on the 21st Century Library project

Site preparation is underway for construction on the Student Union side of the John C. Hitt Library. A webpage, 21st Century Library, is now available with more information. News, information about the Automated Retrieval Center, a site plan, and some Frequently Asked Questions are included.
Visit http://library.ucf.edu/21st/ now and then to stay informed on UCF’s 21st Century Library project.

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