George A. Smathers Libraries

The University of Florida’s seven libraries form the largest information resource system in the state of Florida, serving every college and center in the university. With more than 3.14 million visitors each year, the libraries are home to over 5 million print volumes, 1 million e-books and a number of nationally significant research collections and architectural preservations. Private support allows the Libraries to continue to build collections — both print and electronic — and provide outstanding services to students and faculty.

Featured Giving Opportunities

Friends of the Libraries Fund

Unrestricted support for the Smathers Libraries' greatest needs, at the Dean's discretion.

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Price Library of Judaica NEH Challenge Grant Endowment

Supports research and scholarly activities related to the Jewish experience in Florida, Latin ...

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Library West Colonnade Fund

Supports the redesign/construction and maintenance of the University Colonnade at Library West.

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Libraries Giving Opportunities

Architecture and Fine Arts Library Fund

Supports the greatest needs of the Architecture and Fine Arts Library, including Music.

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Library West Endowment

Supports the greatest needs of Library West, to be determined by the dean of the Libraries.

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Robert Q. Marston Science Library Endowment Fund

Supports Marston Science Library's greatest needs.

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Education Library Fund

Supports the Education Library

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Collections Giving Opportunities

James Haskins Collection in African American Literature

Supports acquisitions and processing of additional material relating to African American history ...

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Madelyn M. Lockhart African Studies Library Fund

Supports the care and maintenance of the African Studies Collection including cataloging, ...

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Ruth M. Baldwin Endowed Book Purchase Fund

To purchase children's literature appropriate for the Baldwin Library, as well as to conserve, ...

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Al and Judy Warrington Business Library Fund

To support the acquisition of business information sources in all formats.

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Humanities Endowment Fund

Purchases materials for the humanities collection.

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Latin American Studies Library Collection Fund

Supports the Latin American and Caribbean collections.

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Library Technology Fund

Supports upgrade and refresh technology infrastructure, expand the existing laptop computer loan ...

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Map & Imagery Fund

Supports purchasing and processing library material for the Maps & Imagery Library.

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Michael Gannon Lecture Fund

Supports the development of an annual lecture series in honor of Dr. Gannon.

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Panama Canal Gallery Exhibit Fund

Shall be used to develop and display exhibits that highlight the history of the Panama Canal, ...

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Panama Canal Museum Collection Endowment

Supports the care and maintenance of the Panama Canal Museum Collection (PCM), including ...

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Harold and Mary Jean Hanson Rare Book Fund

Supports rare book purchases for the Libraries.

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Science Endowment Fund

Purchases materials for the science collection.

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Social Sciences Endowment Fund

Purchases materials for the social sciences collection.

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Calvin Yeomans Special Collections Enrichment Fund

Supports the Special Collections area of the Libraries, as determined by the Dean of the Libraries.

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Stewards of Florida History Fund

Supports programs, speakers and research relating to Florida's history and to gather and ...

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History of the University of Florida Fund

Supports collections documenting the history of the University of Florida

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