The UCF Libraries is excited to start work on our 21st Century Library project. Although we are breaking ground outside the building this winter, we are making big changes inside as well! As we shift books down from the 5th floor to the lower floors, the remaining space will be converted to a quiet study lounge with more outlets and computers. Look out for your chance to test furniture for this space, which should be completed by Spring 2016.
On Monday, June 29 the Stacks Unit in Circulation Services began a shifting project that will involve moving nearly one million volumes over the course of the next several months. The shifting project will make space for the newly improved quiet study space, and all books must be moved off of the 5th floor.
A team of student employees have been hired to work on this special project. The students must work with important attention to detail so all books are moved to the correct new location. The work can be hot, tiring, and dusty, and we really appreciate all the efforts of our student employees.
The first floor shift is complete and call numbers A to F now reside on the 1st floor. Shifting is currently taking place on the 3rd floor of the library. Please ask for assistance if you have trouble locating any materials.
The team has a lot of work ahead, but it will be worth the effort when UCF students have a newly designed quiet, comfortable study space in the library.
Rachel M., Nerdy Librarian, recommends:
In this best-selling novel, Patrick Smith tells the story of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons.
4th Floor — PS3569.M53785L3 1984
Rosen Campus — PS3569.M53785L3 1984
Plan ahead, Knights! This Thursday, September 3, the John C. Hitt Library will close at 3:00 p.m. The Curriculum Materials Center, in the College of Education and Human Performance, will close at noon. The Library at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management will close at noon. Regional campus libraries will remain open for regular Thursday hours.The UCF Knights will take on the FIU Golden Panthers in Bright House Stadium. Kickoff is at 6.00 p.m. Classes end at noon, so you will have time to get to the library for some study and research before you head out for a little tailgating. Go Knights! Charge on!
Carrie Moran, User Engagement Librarian, recommends:
Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
4th Floor — PS3561.I496L33 2009
The story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds – Mexico and the United States in the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s – and whose search for identity takes readers to the heart of the twentieth century’s most tumultuous events.