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.
We are only checking out books by pickup request. Click “request” on any LACC book available for checkout in our catalog. Email us email@example.com if you have any questions or problems using this service!
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.
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!
The UF Libraries provide a number of services to ensure access to library collections and services for individuals with disabilities.
The Haitian American Dream, created by Alexandra Cenatus, Ivanna Moreno, and Margarita Vargas-Betancourt, examines the events and the forgotten stories of Haitian immigrants in the United States. In so doing, it explains the reasons behind the different waves of Haitian migration, its ongoing impacts, and upheavals so that, as Michel-Rolph Trouillot states, the stories of “the actors who participate in the production of history or any of the sites where that production” transpired are told.
Margarita Vargas-Betancourt, Associate Librarian and Latin American & Caribbean Special Collections Librarian, has been named one of 15 prestigious RBS-Mellon Cultural Heritage Fellows for 2020-2022.
Please join us in welcoming Thiago de Andrade, the new Circulation Assistant in the Latin American and Caribbean Collection. Thiago received his Bachelors of Arts in English Language and Literature from the Universidade Federal do Tocantins in Araguaina, Brazil, and is presently a post-Baccalaureate student in Computer Science at the University of Florida.
Margarita Vargas-Betancourt, Jessica L. English, Angelibel Soto, and Melissa Jerome co-wrote a chapter titled “Contesting Colonial Library Practices of Accessibility and Representation,” in Archives and Special Collections as Sites of Contestation, edited by Mary Kandiuk. (Sacramento CA: Library Juice Press, 2020).
The purpose of this presentation is to highlight some of the George A. Smathers Libraries’s and the Latin American and Caribbean Collection’s remote access resources.
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.
Online multimedia book display created by Anamaría Mata Preciado to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.
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.
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We are only checking out books by pickup request. Click “request” on any LACC book available for checkout in our catalog.
Check the occupancy of the LACC before visiting.
LACC Reading Room Hours
300 Smathers Library
LACC Reading Room (Third Floor)
Study Area, email firstname.lastname@example.org for access to collections
8am – 6pm Monday – Thursday
8am – 5pm Friday
We are closed weekends during Fall 2020
Research is by appointment, and check outs are through our pickup service only.