Build Our Collection

The UCF Libraries is dedicated to build collections to have great long-term impacts on the teaching, learning and research at UCF and to support the mission and goals of UCF. Professional judgement and fiscal responsibility will be exercised to ensure the optimal collection services within the limits of budget and space. The principles for building our collection are accessible, diverse, strategic and sustainable. Please refer to the Collection Policies to see more details.

Suggest materials to be added to library collections!

Help Build the General Collection

Anyone may suggest a book or media title for purchase by using the Materials Recommendation Form below.  There is, however, no guarantee that the title requested will be purchased. The request will be given to the appropriate subject-area librarian. Factors considered in the selection of materials include the collection policy for the subject, the cost of the title, and the availability of funds.

Suggest materials using our Materials Recommendation Form.

Journal and Database Requests

UCF faculty may suggest journals or databases for purchase by consulting with the librarian assigned to a specific subject area. Factors considered in the selection of journals include coverage of the requested title in databases and indexes, the title’s specific application towards course work and teaching, and the availability of funds to support the ongoing subscription for the title. For databases, factors for selection include the title’s coverage of the journal literature, ease of use, and the availability of funds to support an ongoing subscription.

Help Build Special Collections & University Archives

Special Collections and University Archives welcomes donations of personal property and university property such as manuscripts, works of art, memorabilia, and rare books. Items must enhance our collection areas which include African Americana, Book Arts, Travel & Tourism, West Indies, Floridiana, and University History. The main objective of Special Collections and University Archives is to support the research needs of UCF faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff as well as scholars, educators at all levels, high school students, and the general public. Please feel free to view our collecting policy and contact us if you’d like to donate!

Help Build STARS (Showcase of Text, Archives, Research & Scholarship)

As UCF’s digital repository, STARS (Showcase of Text, Archives, Research, & Scholarship) will become a prominent collection of research, scholarship, and materials for, by, and about UCF. By sharing intellectual and creative outputs in a central site in the cloud, STARS will allow faculty and students to showcase their work and make outputs available to expand and enhance research, teaching, and learning. Do you have materials to contribute? Let us know!

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