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New to "U"? (University of Central Florida Libraries)

Whether you're a new "DirectConnect to UCF" transfer student or a new transfer student from another college or university, here's information to help you locate the library resources you'll need for research assignments.

Welcome to UCF Libraries!

We're delighted you're here, and want to make sure you're familiar with the many resources and services of UCF Libraries. As a DirectConnect to UCF new transfer student or a transfer student from any other college or university, we understand you may have experience using some academic library resources, and while there are similarities, each library is also a bit unique. Additionally, as you move into upper-division assignments in your major, you'll find some great resources you might not have ever used before, including databases geared to your major course of study as well as helpful and friendly subject librarians who are knowledgeable about your major and assignments.  We want to make sure you know about the great research tools you have access to here, so this guide will help you navigate (in person and online) UCF library resources and services. You can also Ask Us questions by email, text, or live chat. 

Top 10 Tips for Students New to UCF Libraries:

  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 https://library.ucf.edu/subject/all/
  4. Check to see if the library has your course textbook on reserve: https://reserves.catalog.fcla.edu/cf.jsp
  5. Check out laptops, cameras, headphones, chargers, and more at the LibTech desk (on the 2nd floor); see what's available at https://library.ucf.edu/technology-lending/
  6. Access online library resources (databases, ebooks, etc.) 24/7 by logging in with your NID and password at https://library.ucf.edu/my-account/
  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 https://library.ucf.edu/services/borrowing-from-other-libraries/
  9. Reserve a study room in the library online before you come in at https://library.ucf.edu/services/study-rooms/
  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