Plan Your Visit

The Latin American and Caribbean Collection supports the teaching and research of UF library patrons and visitors from all over the world. Increasingly this aspect of our mission means supporting the information needs of patrons wherever they are.

Please contact us before traveling from outside Gainesville through our reference form so we can prepare for your arrival.

Smathers Library showing exterior signage

When is the Library Open?


We have regular hours, with special summer and holiday schedules.

Alligator on top of the world

About the Reading Room

Visitor Information

Traveling to Gainesville? Here's some important information.

Travel to Collections Grant Program

Funding Available

Travel Grants

Learn about travel grants programs for scholars visiting our Collection