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Faculty enjoy a diverse range of library resources and services. Off-campus access is available from home or from anywhere in the world.

Course Reserves

Traditional and online course reserve services are available. With the ARes system, instructors can enjoy the convenience of adding materials, such as class notes, exams, syllabi, homework, instructor overheads, and student papers directly to the system. For additional help, see the course reserves main page or the faculty course reserves help page.

Request a Subject or Course Guide

Faculty may request a subject guide or a course-specific guide from a subject specialist to help their students identify and locate resources and conduct effective library research.

Online Journals

The library provides access to more than 30,000 titles. The collections contain titles in every major discipline and general subject. Sources include the leading academic journals, major newspapers, magazines, wire services, broadcast transcripts and more. We have both current journals and journal archives in databases like JSTOR.


Anytime, anywhere access to hundreds of online databases. Learn just how many resources are available online by using the Databases page for comprehensive lists.

Subject Specialists & Guides

Connect to your very own information expert. Find out all about our online and print resources. Call us, make an appointment or email your Research Assistant for specialized help.

Interlibrary Loan

You can borrow materials from research libraries around the world using ILLIAD, the Smathers Libraries Interlibrary Loan Service. Personalize your account to request electronic copies for articles from journals we do not own.

Library Instruction

In your classroom or in our electronic classroom you can have your students learn all about finding authoritative information sources for their research papers and projects. Request a general library orientation or have a subject specialist provide in-depth training on the latest databases as well as the core bibliography for the field.

Ask a Librarian

Do you have a quick question? Chat Online with a librarian using Ask a Librarian IM. Email us using either an online form or your own email account. Or just call one of the libraries during regular business hours. If you want expert help contact your Subject Specialist by phone or email.

UF Library Catalog

The Library Catalog does much more than provide a record of our library holdings. You can often find links directly to online journals, eBooks and other electronic documents. And you can set up your own account that permits you to see everything you have checked out, renew them online, recall items, request materials from storage, save search strategies – even store bibliographies online.

Library West Faculty Carrels

Faculty can apply online for one of a limited number of library study rooms.