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Diamond's Hidden Gems

Diamond’s Hidden Gems – Social Media

Welcome to Diamond’s Hidden Gems, a blog series in which I introduce you to the University of Central Florida’s library services that you may not know about!

The University of  Central Florida Libraries is a well of information, ranging from technology checkout to research assistance. Various events have been held within the library too, like Open Mic nights, showcases, and media discussions. Keeping up with everything going on in the library on a day-to-day basis can be difficult.

Following and turning on notifications for the  UCF Library social media accounts can help you keep track of information and events alike! UCF Libraries has accounts for most of the top social media platforms, including:

To learn more about what each account has to offer, please visit “Diamond’s Hidden Gems – Social Media” in STARS!

Free Knight, Open Mic, Wed, 11/15/2023. 7pm-9pm. Hitt Library, Rm 402.

Free Knight, Open Mic  – Open Mic at John C. Hitt Library

Have a poem you’d like to read,
a piece of music you’d like to
play, or need to practice a
speech in front of an audience?

Whether it’s a stand-up bit that
needs some work or you just
have something to say and you
need someone to hear it,
share what you’d like at
Free Knight, Open Mic!

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023
7 PM – 9 PM
Room 402


  • Presenters will have up to 10 minutes allotted for setup, presentation,
  • and breakdown.
  • Slots are limited – contact as soon as possible for registration.
  • Walk ins welcome as time permits – no guarantees.

For more information, please contact

See you there!

Diamond's Hidden Gems

Diamond’s Hidden Gems – Circulation Items

Welcome to Diamond’s Hidden Gems, a blog series in which I introduce you to the University of Central Florida’s library services that you may not know about!

UCF Libraries has more than just technological devices, research journals, and novels available for checkout. In fact, if you need something a bit more hands-on, the circulation desk is a good place to go to request such materials. As you find home in the study spaces throughout the John C. Hitt Library, you can utilize anatomy models, whiteboards, dry-erase markers, and erasers! These materials are available for check-out at the Circulation Desk near the study union-facing entrance of the John C. Hitt Library.

Here are some ground rules to remember:

  • Use of all whiteboards is open
  • There is no reservation system for whiteboards
  • Only use dry-erase markers on the whiteboards
  • The equipment cannot be taken to other floors of the library
  • There are whiteboards available on all floors  
  • Please be considerate in sharing with others!

LibTech Service Desk with helpful employee waiting to help a new customer.

Change in Hours for the LibTech Technology Lending Service

The LibTech desk in the Hitt Library offers a wide variety of technological equipment and accessories that can be checked out by anyone in the UCF community, and they provide technology and printing assistance for all hours the library is open. Starting Saturday, October 21, LibTech operating hours for lending equipment will change to the following (changes in bold): 

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 10:00pm 
  • Friday: 7:30am – 7:00pm (no change) 
  • Saturday: Closed 
  • Sunday: Closed (no change) 

This means that Saturday, October 21, will be the first Saturday that LibTech will be closed. Monday, October 23, will be the first weeknight that we will close at 10:00 p.m. 


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