Answered By: Dan Reboussin
Last Updated: Oct 29, 2014     Views: 47

The research room of the Department of Special & Area Studies Collections is located on the second floor of the Smathers Library, which is adjacent to Library West on the north edge of campus off W. University Avenue. Library West is a good landmark as it has a 3 story glass wall and a large brick sign facing West University Avenue. Smathers Library (aka Library East) is joined to Library West by a covered walkway. Mailing address: Department of Special & Area Studies Collections; P.O. Box 117005; 208 Smathers Library; University of Florida; Gainesville, FL 32611-7005; Telephone: (352) 273-2755. The physical address is 1508 Union Rd. The building is on W. University Ave. just west of the intersection with US 441/SW 13th St. on the northeast corner of campus. There is a Visitors & Guests page for the Libraries at: with a link to the interactive campus map and a good set of directions for visitors with a helpful sketch map at Please note that parking on campus can be a problem for visitors. There are two private lots north of University Ave. (SR 26): the closest is directly across from Library West and there is one a block north of the St. Augustine Church at 16th Street.

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