Special & Area Studies Collections
PO Box 117005
George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
205 Smathers Library
Gainesville, FL 32611-7005
(Physical address: 1508 Union Rd)

Email: special@uflib.ufl.edu
Phone: 352.273.2755
Fax: 352.846.2746

The Department of Special & Area Studies Collections encompasses collections of unique and special types of materials (e.g., rare books, archives, and manuscript collections) and interdisciplinary collections pertaining to geographical, national or cultural regions.  The collections directly support a variety of academic disciplines and research programs.


Please note: many of these collections are non-circulating, with materials accessible only through the Special Collections Research Room on the second floor of Smathers Library. Please contact us prior to your research visit.

The majority of holdings are described in the Libraries' Catalog and descriptive finding aids for the manuscript and archival collections, and digital reproductions are available in the UF Digital Collections (UFDC).