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Transfer Students

Welcome to UCF!

We're happy you're here at UCF, and we at UCF Libraries are here to help you succeed. While we understand that some of you may already have experience using college or university libraries, we also recognize that each library has its own way of doing things. So we created this guide to help you navigate (in person and online) the library and our resources. You can Ask Us questions by email, text, or live chat to help you succeed here at UCF.

Top 10 Tips for Transfer Students

  1. Make sure to bring your student ID; it's also your library card and your copy card
  2. Remember that the 2nd floor is the main floor of the John C. Hitt Library
  3. Find out who your subject librarian is, and meet with your librarian to help you with your research; look up your librarian here at
  4. Check to see if the library has your course textbook on reserve:
  5. Check out laptops, cameras, headphones, chargers, and more at the LibTech desk (on the 2nd floor); see what's available at
  6. Access online library resources (databases, ebooks, etc.) 24/7 by logging in with your NID and password at
  7. Scan stuff for free using the library's scanners on the 2nd and 3rd floors 
  8. Place a request for a book or article you need; even if our library doesn't own it, we can try to get it for you; use this link
  9. Reserve a study room in the library online before you come in at
  10. Go to the other library on the main campus--the CMC (Curriculum Materials Center) in the Education Building--to check out graphic novels, children's books and DVDs, and other cool educational stuff 

Can You Name These Famous Transfer Students?

Photograph of George Lucas with Droids in Background
Black and white photograph of Robert Frost
Barack Obama speaking and pointing
Martha Stewart
JFK making a speech
Tom Hanks speaking and holding microphone
Margaret Mead holding a book in front of bookcase
John Glenn at podium with NASA logo
Dick Cheney at podium speaking