Faculty Services

Faculty enjoy a diverse range of library resources and services. Off-campus access is available from home or from anywhere in the world.

Academic Research Consulting & Services group (ARCS)
The Academic Research Consulting & Services group is comprised of library professionals who offer unique expertise and services to support your research activities, through data collection to dissemination of results to evaluation of outputs to archiving.

Course Reserves
Traditional and online course reserve services are available. With the ARES system, instructors can enjoy the convenience of adding materials, such as class notes, exams, syllabi, homework, instructor overheads, and student papers directly to the system. For additional help, see the course reserves main page or the faculty course reserves help page.

The library maintains this guide for those interested in how copyright affects teaching, learning, research, and scholarly publishing. This includes information on showing films in class, Fair Use, and more.

The library provides access to more than 30,000 titles. The collections contain titles in every major discipline and general subject. Sources include the leading academic journals, major newspapers, magazines, wire services, broadcast transcripts and more. We have both current journals and journal archives in databases like JSTOR.

Anytime, anywhere access to hundreds of online databases.

Subject Specialists
Connect to your very own information expert. Find out all about our online and print resources. Contact us, make an appointment or email for specialized help.

Interlibrary Loan
You can borrow materials and request electronic copies of articles from journals we do not own from libraries around the world using the Interlibrary Loan and UBorrow Services provided by the Smathers Libraries.

Library Instruction
Our librarians can provide tailored library instruction that will support the learning outcomes of your course and equip students with the information literacy skills they need to succeed.

Ask a Librarian
Do you have a quick question? Contact us through the Ask A Librarian service.

UF Libraries Catalog
The Libraries Catalog does much more than provide a record of our library holdings. You can often find links directly to online journals, eBooks and other electronic documents. You can also set up your own account, permitting you to see everything you have checked out, renew them online, recall items, request materials from storage, save search strategies – even store bibliographies online.

Proxy Borrower Information
Faculty and patrons registered with the ADA may request to establish another person as a proxy borrower. This person is able to borrow books on behalf of the faculty member, with the same loan periods and privileges that said faculty would have in person.

Faculty Circulation Policies