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 3.4 million visits each year, the libraries are home to over 6 million print volumes, 1.5 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.


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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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Michael Gannon Lecture Fund

Support the annual Michael Gannon Lecture, established in honor of Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus Michael Gannon. Funds will...

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Libraries Giving Opportunities

Architecture and Fine Arts Library Fund

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

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Education Library Fund

Support of the Education Library, including acquisition, cataloging, digitization, preservation and processing of materials for the...

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Library West Endowment

Support greatest needs of Library West, to be determined by the director of the Libraries.

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Robert Q. Marston Science Library Endowment Fund

GA: support programs, research and acquisitions for the science library.

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Smathers Centennial Endowment

Support the care and utilization of special and area studies collections, including cataloging, digitization, preserving and processing...

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Smathers Libraries Student Success Endowment

Contribute to student success and their preparation for successful careers, the Smathers Libraries will create online, face-to-face, and...

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Collections Giving Opportunities

Harold and Mary Jean Hanson Rare Book Fund

GA:Support rare book purchases for the Libraries.

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Isser and Rae Price Library Endowment Fund

A fund to support the Price Library of Judaica

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James Haskins Collection in African American Literature

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

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Latin American & Caribbean Collection Endowment

Provide support for the care and utilization of the Latin American & Caribbean Collection, including cataloging, processing and...

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Map & Imagery Fund

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

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Panama Canal Museum Collection Endowment

GA: To support the care and maintenance of the Panama Canal Museum Collection (PCM), Including cataloging, digitization, preservation...

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Stewards of Florida History Fund

Support programs, speakers and research relating to Florida's history and to gather and preserve records of that history.

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