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.

What’s New

LACC Celebrates Puerto Rican Heritage Month

Category: Public Services

Selected books and activities in LACC during the month of October (2022).

Digital Illustration that reads Puerto Rico and includes image of parrot, frog, and puerto rican flag

October Celebrations at the LACC

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Selected books and activities in LACC during the month of October (2022).

Photograph of the ofrenda installed in LACC

Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month and LACC: Food…

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Selected books and resources on cookbooks in LACC.

Photograph of the cookbook display in LACC

Quick Links

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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.

Find Articles and Books

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.

Banner image for The Haitian American Dream Timeline

Some content available in English and Spanish

The Cuban American Dream Timeline

Timeline created by Katiana Bagué and Alexis Baldacci to complement the exhibit, The Cuban American Dream, which was on view in the Smathers Library Gallery March 27 – June 2, 2017.

The Cuban American Dream

Open Access Resources

Access to Cuban Heritage Sources

Learn about online sources on Cuban heritage in this webinar by Paula de la Cruz-Fernández. The presentation is available for download in MP4, Powerpoint, and PDF formats.

Access to Cuban Heritage sources in times of COVID-19

Our SPace

Come Browse Our Stacks

As of June 28th, our stacks are open to the public, and our circulation desk is fully staffed during our hours of operation.

Smathers Library showing exterior signage

LACC Reading Room Hours

300 Smathers Library

2pm – 10pm Sunday
8am – 7pm Monday – Thursday
8am – 5pm Friday

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