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Library Guide for International Students: Smathers Libraries

This guide is a collection of resource to help international students

Library West

Library with collections dedicated to the Humanities and Social Sciences. Home of the Scott Nygren Scholars Studio and the One Button Studio.

  • Seating for approximately 1,400 patrons.
  • Eighteen study rooms can be checked out for group study.
  • 13 FitDesk study bikes located throughout the building.
1st Floor
  • Judaica collection, general collection
  • Computers
  • Black and white printing
2nd Floor
  • Circulation desk
  • Research assistance desk
  • iPads available for checkout
  • Six ProctorU testing carrels available by reservation
  • General collection and DVDs 
  • Black and white printers
3rd Floor


  • Accessibility Studio for students registered with Disability Resource Center
  • Majority of computers
  • Black and white and color printers
4th Floor
  • Official "Quiet Study" floor
5th Floor
  • No study space
  • Librarians are located here
6th Floor
  • Individual study desks with power for laptops. 
  • Large reading tables for quiet group study.
  • Lounge seating throughout the floor.
  • 3 group study rooms: Two rooms accommodate up to six students and third room accommodates up to four students.
  • Small book lockers: assigned for one academic semester on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Black and White Printing

Education Library

Supports the academic degree programs associated with the College of Education at Norman Hall. Home of the EduGator Makery.

First Floor
  • Quiet conversations allowed
  • Circulation Desk
  • Reference Assistance
  • Children's and Young Adult Books
  • Current Journals
  • Audiovisual Reserves Collection
  • Staff Offices
  • 20 Public Computers
  • Public Printer
  • Public Scanner
  • Dry Erase Boards
  • Group Study Rooms 2-150C, 2-150D, and 2-150E
Second Floor 
  • Quiet floor, no conversations allowed
  • General Collection
  • Books on educational theory, counseling, teaching and learning, etc.
  • PreK-12 Textbook Collection
  • Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 textbooks
  • 24 Dual Monitor Public Computers
  • Public Printer
  • Group Study Rooms 2-251, 2-254, 2-255, and 2-258

Architecture and Fine Arts Library

Collections supporting research and learning related to the College of the Arts including architecture, art, museum studies, music, building construction, and more.

  • Printers
  • Computing Workstations
  • Audio/Video Equipment
  • iPads
  • Microforms Equipment
  • Scanners
  • Projectors
  • Quiet spaces for study are available on both floors of the Architecture and Fine Arts Library.

(Virtual) Business Library

Online business information portal. Including tools, e-resources, and databases that support the College of Business.

Marston Science Library

24/7 Library which supports agriculture, engineering, mathematics, and the natural and physical sciences. Home of the MADE@UF collaboration space.

1st Floor Group study rooms, computers, ample study space, Made @ UF, Visualization Conference Room, printing, and scanners
2nd Floor Circulation, Reference Desk, Course Reserves, New Books, Collection Highlights, study rooms, public computers, printing, and scanners
3rd Floor

GROUP study, Journals, Theses and Dissertations, State Agricultural Publications, Lactation room, L301E-Data Consultation room, Classroom L308, and computers

4th Floor Official "SILENT Study" floor, Books (A-Z), Oversized Books (A-Z)

Latin American and Caribbean Collection

One of the leading research collections of its kind. Includes circulating collections, rare books, maps, and more.

  • The Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC) now holds approximately 500,000 volumes, over 50,000 microforms, a large collection of rare books and manuscripts, and a wealth of digital resources, many of them open access. 
  • Located on the third floor of the historic Smathers Library in the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections (SASC), the LACC is among a small number of academic research library collections in the United States devoted to collecting Latin American and Caribbean materials.  

Smathers Library

‚ÄčThe oldest library on campus. Smathers Library houses the Grand Reading Room, Special & Area Studies Collections, Latin American & Caribbean Collection, and Map & Imagery Library.

1st Floor
2nd Floor
3rd Floor
4th Floor
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