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This guide contains course-specific information for a number of Anthropology classes @ UF

Course-specific Resources

This LibGuide provides course-specific library resources for a number of Anthropology classes here at the University of Florida as well as information for instructors and students. Please contact the Anthropology Librarian, Ginessa Mahar, for any questions or if you need further assistance. 

COVID-19 Announcement: The Libraries will be closing to the public as of 6 pm Thursday 3/19/2020 until further notice. We are still here to support you in your efforts to learn/teach/research during this time. Have questions? Check out this link, or send me an email ( 

Off-campus access

Working/studying from home? For off-campus access to library resources (electronic journals, books, databases, etc.) you must be connected via the UF VPN adapter.

Instructions for downloading and using the VPN client can be found here.


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The George A. Smathers Libraries at UF are always looking for great candidates to fill a number of positions they have to offer. Curious about library work? Check out our job listings online! 

COVID-19 Library Update

UF Library related FAQ here

While the George A. Smathers Libraries are currently closed due to COVID-19, the library will be "virtually" open support you in your efforts to teach/research/learn. Below I have included some updates that have been rolled out by our Administration. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch (


Library West and other branches will be closing the doors to the public at 6pm 3/19/2020 and will remain so until further notice. You may still contact our faculty and staff during this time as we will be working from home. Subject Specialists, AskA Librarian, and our Staff Directory can all be found online.


You can renew any loaned items online. Simply go to the Libraries main page and click on My Accounts. Overdue fines will be waived for items on loan in case you can’t get to campus to return them. We do have walk-up drop boxes on the east side of the Library West building in case you do want to off load your loaned materials. If you are a graduating senior, you must return your books to receive your diploma. You can mail them back to the library if you are no longer in Gainesville. All due dates on loaned materials have been extended thu 9/4/2020.


Both ILL and UBorrow programs have been suspended for physical materials, requests for electronic materials (journal articles, scanned book chapters) are still being processed. Physical materials borrowed through our ILL and UBorrow services have been given a due date of May 1, 2020. Late fees will be waived. We will do our best to get you the materials you need, but understand it might take a bit longer than usual. 


If you are in need of a book we have only in physical form, you can request that it be scanned and sent to you in electronic (PDF) format. For this service you can either reach out to me, or directly contact the ILL department (for your own research) or the Course Reserves department (if for a class) and they will assist you. We will have a skeleton crew of library staff that will be working shortened hours completing the scanning for such requests. We are no longer loaning technology (chargers, headsets, mics, etc.). All of our electronic resources are still functioning as normal. Be sure to activate your VPN client while at home so that you can access library resources.

Update: 4/1/2020

Hathi Trust Digital Library has expanded our eBook collection. Now over 38% of our physical book collection is available electronically. To access these materials you must use the Hathi Trust portal directly. Best practice would be to search their platform for what you are looking for before contacting ILL/Access and Resource Sharing to request a book scan. 


Research consultation/Library instruction

I will be working remotely until further notice, however, I am still available for consultations and assistance. We can email or set up a Zoom meeting, your preference. You may also call my office line during this time as it has been forwarded to my personal line. I will be available M-F 9am – 5pm. 

Stay safe and healthy!


Ginessa Mahar

Anthropology Librarian


T: 352-273-2729


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Gainesville, FL 32611

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