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

Banned Books Week 2021!

Category: Public Services

LACC has a lot of books that have been banned, censured, or otherwise challenged, in Latin America as much as in the US.

Display of books at library circulation desk with a graphic for "Banned Books Week" reading "These books have been checked out many times by UF Patrons. Some have been challenged in the US by school boards and banned by state governments. Others were censured by national governments. You can read them today!"

New Books on Women in Brazil

Category: Public Services

Come check out our New Book Shelf for books on women in Brazil!

A library shelf with five books facing outwards and a sign "New Books on Women in Brazil" with the Brazilian flag in, a blue celestial globe on yellow and green

El fútbol / O futebol / Le football

Category: Collections

With international soccer competitions reaching their final stages this week, LACC would like to share a display with some of its material that…

English cover of "O negro no futebol brasileiro"

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Yes, We are open!

Come Browse Our Stacks!

As of June 28th, our stacks are open to the public, and we are ready at our circulation desk to serve you! Also come by to see our book displays and coming back soon, New Books Shelf.

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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.

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

LACC Reading Room (Third Floor)
Study Area, email lacref@uflib.ufl.edu for access to collections
8am – 6pm Monday – Thursday
8am – 5pm Friday

We are closed weekends.

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