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University Libraries

University Libraries offers a variety of information resources and services. An extensive resource collection includes 2.3 million volumes, 30,000 journal subscriptions, 3.1 million microforms and 50,000 media titles. The Libraries’ rapidly growing electronic resources include 363 databases, 593,000 e-books, and 27,000 electronic journals. UCF Libraries is a partial depository for both United States and Florida government publications and is a U.S. patent depository.

More than 320 computer workstations are available for public use on all floors of the University Library. Forty wireless laptops may be checked out for use anywhere in the Library building. Patrons can also bring their own laptops with wireless capability and connect to the library's electronic resources and the Internet from anywhere in the building. The library also has two classrooms outfitted with 43computer workstations for hands-on instruction in the use of electronic resources. Twenty-eight group study rooms are also available.

Getting ready for a presentation? The library has a Presentation Practice Room. Inquire at the Media Desk on the third floor for more information.

The Libraries’ web-based catalog can be accessed from any public, home/office computer or mobile device, offering a gateway to hundreds of electronic databases, journals and e-books.

There are two branch campus libraries: The Curriculum Materials Center and The Universal Orlando Foundation Library. The Curriculum Materials Center (CMC), a unit of the University Library, is located in the College of Education Building. The CMC provides representative K-12 curriculum materials for preview, review, analysis, and circulation. The facility serves primarily the students and faculty of the College of Education; however, it is open to all campus faculty, staff, and students. For more information on this center, see the CMC website at or call (407) 823-2791. The Universal Orlando Foundation Library is located on the Rosen College of Hospitality Management Campus. The library serves the research needs and interests of the Rosen College’s students, staff, and faculty, and serves as an information resource center for the hospitality industry in Central Florida.

The Library is open approximately 105 hours per week including evenings and weekends. Current hours are available at or by calling 407-823-2756.

Library Services

Ask a Librarian

Librarians are available to answer your questions via phone (407-823-2562 or toll free 1-866-271-7589). Check for hours at  E-mail your questions anytime to

Catalog and Electronic Databases

Search the library catalog (using keyword, author, or title) from the homepage to find books, videos, documents, etc. To find scholarly journal articles try some of the libraries’ electronic databases listed at:

Chat/IM Reference Service

Go online and chat or instant message (add the library to your buddy list: UCFLibChat) with a reference librarian! Go to and click on the link for Chat.

Citation Management Software

Got Citations? Download EndNote or RefWorks for FREE from the library’s website to help manage and format in-text citations and bibliographies.

Course Reserves

Your professor may place electronic copies of articles or book chapters on Course Reserves. Course Reserves is available from the UCF Library Home Page:

Disability Services

The library provides a variety of telecommunication, audio and visual aids for patrons. More information is available at:

Distance Learning

Services are provided to students who take “distance” courses through a variety of formats, including document delivery services from the Interlibrary Loan department. For more information, visit:

Information Literacy Modules

UCF’s Information Literacy Modules have arrived! Learn how to stay out of trouble with plagiarism and improperly cited sources, make sure that you use reputable web sites, create better search strategies and maximize Google Scholar Searching!

Interlibrary Loan

Fill out an online Interlibrary Loan form available at to request articles and books not owned by the library. Generally Interlibrary Loan takes 5-10 business days; this is a FREE service!

Off-Campus Access

You can access the library resources from off-campus with your UCF Card. Your Library ID Number is located on your UCF Card and is “automatically activated” each semester!

Online Journals

Need to see if the library has electronic copies of a specific journal, check out our online journal search:

Reference Desk Service

Reference librarians are available 7 days a week to help you use the library and library resources. Reference Librarians frequently help students search the online catalog, find print and electronic journal articles, select an appropriate database, and find and use reference materials.

Research Consultations

Make an appointment with a librarian for a one-hour session to work specifically on your research questions. Call 407-823-5880 or fill out the online form:

Research Guides

Check out our online research guides to learn more about finding books and articles.

Library Card

Your Student ID (UCF Card) serves as your Library Card. Your UCF ID Card works in several ways in the library. Use your UCF Card to:

  1. Check out library materials/course reserves
  2. Check out study rooms, laptops, and DVD players
  3. Access resources from off-campus
  4. Make photocopies
  5. Print from the library computers

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The University of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Central Florida.

Please note the commission's expectation that contact occur only if there is evidence to support significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. For other information about UCF’s SACSCOC accreditation, please contact the university's SACSCOC liaison in UCF's Office of Academic Affairs.

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