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The Libraries of the University of Florida form the largest information resource system in the state of Florida.

Collections cover virtually all disciplines and include a wide array of formats – from books and journals to manuscripts, maps, and recorded music. Increasingly collections are digital and are accessible on the Internet via the library web page or the library catalog. The George A. Smathers Libraries provide primary support to all academic programs except those served by the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center.

George A. Smathers Libraries

Library West holds collections in the humanities and social sciences, including resources supporting the College of Business, Africana Area Studies, East Asian Area Studies, and the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica.

Smathers Library holds the Latin American Collection and the Special and Area Studies Collections that include the University Archives, the PK Yonge Library of Florida History, Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature, and the Rare Book Collection.

Marston Science Library supports agriculture, engineering, mathematics, and the natural and physical sciences.

Architecture and Fine Arts Library (201 Fine Arts Building A) provides collections and services for architecture, fine arts, interior design, building construction, landscape architecture, and urban design.

Education Library (1500 Norman Hall) holds education, child development, higher education, psychology, counseling, and children’s literature collections.

UF Digital Collections comprise a constantly growing collection of digital resources from the University of Florida’s library collections as well as partner institutions.

Health Science Center Libraries

Health Science Center Libraries serve the academic, research and clinical information needs of the six UF health science colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health & Health Professions and Veterinary Medicine. The Borland Library (2nd floor, Learning Resource Center) is our Jacksonville branch, and the Veterinary Medicine Reading Room is located in room V1-110 in the CoVM Medicine Building.

Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center

Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center at the Fredric G. Levin College of Law contains legal research materials supporting the study of state, federal, and international law. Notable collection areas include Florida, United States federal taxation, and British Commonwealth materials.


Research assistance and help in locating information are available on site and by phone in each of the libraries. The Ask a Librarian service links users to librarians via instant messaging or email.