UF Latin American and Caribbean Collection

Located on the third floor of the historic Smathers Library, LACC is among a small number of academic research library collections in the United States devoted to collecting Latin American and Caribbean materials.

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Off-Campus Access

If you are doing research from OFF campus (home, coffee shop, etc.) then you must login before you can access any of our electronic materials. You have 2 options – the dedicated UF VPN, or the library proxy server.

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Start Your Research

We have a guide for you on where to start in Latin American and Caribbean studies research. Whether you are doing thesis research, writing a term paper, or pursuing a personal interest, start here!

How can We help?

Library Accessibility Resources

The UF Libraries provide a number of services to ensure access to library collections and services for individuals with disabilities. Visit our Accessibility resources page or ask at our circulation desk for more information.

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LACC Digital Initiatives

This library guide is designed to provide information for various digital collections, digital projects (including digital humanities projects and project management guidance), and digital exhibits that explore concepts related to Latin American and Caribbean studies.

Featured Content

Resources in English, French, and Haitian Creole

The Haitian American Dream Timeline

The Haitian American Dream, created by Alexandra Cenatus, Ivanna Moreno, and Dr. Margarita Vargas-Betancourt, examines the events and the forgotten stories of Haitian immigrants in the United States.

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LACC Reading Room Hours

300 Smathers Library

Summer Hours:
8am – 6pm Mondays – Thursdays

8am – 5pm Fridays

Closed Saturdays & Sundays

If you need detailed research assistance, please contact us in advance so we can best serve you.