ask a librarian, featured question, video


Ask A Librarian Featured Question video for May 2021.


“What does it mean when an item comes up as being in the Location: UCF ARC MAIN General Collection or UCF ARC MAIN Media?”

ARC stands for Automated Retrieval Center. It is the building behind the Circulation desk and has bins three stories high that contains a large number of the library’s print collection and all DVDs. When a request is placed on an item in the ARC Circulation staff will retrieve items and hold them at the desk for check out.

In the catalog click under the item information you will see a link: Place a Hold

Click on the link and log in with your NID and password. Near the bottom of the screen click on the button to Place Request. You will be emailed by Circulation when your item(s) are ready for check out.

This process usually takes an hour or less.

For more information, take a look at our ARC page:

Date Created


Document Type



Note: The Ask A Librarian Featured Question video series does not have spoken audio, only instrumental background music.


Academic Affairs