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More than just books: new collections and collaborations from the University of Florida’s Special Collections. Posts are published monthly, but please consider subscribing to our blog to receive notifications whenever something new appears!

Grand room with tall ceilings, beams, and large windows. It has tables for using materials
Interior of the Grand Reading Room inside Smathers Library at the University of Florida in Gainesville

This is the official blog for Special and Area Studies Collections at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. It is maintained and edited by the curators, faculty, and staff of the department. Articles about the collection are intended to educate and cultivate interest in the many and varied holdings of Smathers Library.

For more information about our department, our holdings, and finding guides visit our website.