Update: Noise and Closures21st Century Library, John C. Hitt Library Posted: July 27th, 2017
The Student Union side of the 3rd floor is now open! This means that the front side of the 3rd floor is now closed for work on the sprinklers. These items are inaccessible: Books with call numbers HT1507- M, Oversize books J-Z, Media and Current Periodicals. Search for the item you would like in the UCF catalog and click on Place a Hold in the bottom right corner of the record. Your item will be retrieved and you will be notified to pick it up at the Circulation Desk.
A path remains open to the LibTech Desk from the “Bank of 2 elevators” and North and East stairs.
Only one elevator remains open in the “Bank of 3” elevators on the south side of the building as work continues on the other 2 elevators.
The west stairwell is currently closed. All others are open.
Work continues on the 1st and 2nd floor restrooms. Restrooms on 2M, the restrooms on the Student Union side of 3rd floor, 4th floor, and 5th floor remain open.
The 5th floor study area remains closed for preparation of the Quiet Study Zone. Special Collections and Archives and all 5th floor offices remain open and accessible by south stairs or the operating elevator in the bank of 3 elevators.
Construction on the Automated Retrieval Center between the library and the Student Union is moving forward.
If you find the noise challenging, do not hesitate to ask for earplugs at the Circulation Desk.
Thank you for your patience as the 21st Century Library project moves forward!
Has the University considered peaceful, quiet soundscapes as a solution to the inevitable disruptions that occur while trying to study? There are simple steps that can be taken to make the library a true academic sanctuary. Parseval in the UCF Incubator has experience designing libraries and soundscapes for peace, privacy, and productivity. I would be happy to discuss any collaboration effort which would improve the experience of our students in the library.