Students, faculty, and staff at the downtown campus will have access to all of the library resources such as online databases, journals, e-books, etc. Included in the library catalog are the print materials purchased and/or moved from the Valencia collection to downtown as well as materials provided by UCF for the physical library collection. In addition, the library will have some models and media.
The downtown library will have a service desk providing information and circulation. Separate reference consultation rooms will be available for students to meet with a librarian by appointment for research consultations. Students needing devices such as laptops or iPads will be referred to the tech lending room run by OIT also located on the second floor. The library will be responsible for use of group study rooms located outside of the library.
The Library on the second floor of the Dr. Phillips Academic Commons will function as a joint-use facility of UCF Downtown and Valencia College. Valencia supports the research and educational needs of students, faculty, and staff by providing college-wide access to library resources and services consistent with the degrees offered at the institution. All services will be accessible to all students, faculty, and staff including borrowing materials in a variety of formats, research assistance and consultations, library database and resource access, library instruction, interlibrary loan and document delivery, and study room reservations and access. Guests will have access to 6 computers in the library.
The library staff downtown will consist of both UCF and Valencia personnel. Rachel Mulvihill, UCF, is Head Librarian of the downtown library. She will be assisted by 5 subject librarians who will remain at the UCF main campus but will also serve the downtown community. UCF is also providing 3 new full-time support staff and student support staff.
Valencia has hired a full-time faculty librarian for downtown, who will start July 15. Angela is coming to us from Ft. Meyers Lee County Library.
Angela C. Hall, Valencia librarian downtown campus
The library has study seating for 64 at tables and 6 chairs for soft seating at the window. Study rooms are located outside the library space but will be booked through the library. There are research consultation rooms to meet with librarians located outside the library. The tech lending desk where students will borrow laptops and other devices is located outside of the library.
The third floor of the DPAC provides tutoring for the complement of General Education Courses. There is a writing center to assist with writing in any discipline, An open computer lab is also within each of these areas. Students can bring a device and plug in, or they can borrow one from the tutoring center.