The Department of Special & Area Studies Collections is an extensive department with several service points and collection spaces. The Smathers Library building (Library East) houses the Map & Imagery Library on the first floor, the Grand Reading Room (GRR) and the Judaica Suite on the second floor, and the Latin American & Caribbean Collection (LACC) on the third floor. Maps and LACC have circulating, browsable collections; materials handled through the GRR are non-circulating and are requested at the desk. Some materials are housed off-site and require advance notice for retrieval and use. In addition, the circulating collections of the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica and Africana Collections are located in Library West.
Learn more about the history of the Smathers Library building.
Map and Imagery Library (Research Assistance Desk, Displays, and Study Space), Albert H. Nahmad Panama Canal Gallery (Exhibit Gallery and Study Space), Room 100 (Events/Meetings), Library East Conference Room (Events/Meetings)
Grand Reading Room (Research Assistance Desk and Study Space), Judaica Suite (Event/Meeting Space and Study Space), Smathers Library Gallery (Exhibits)
Latin American and Caribbean Collection (Research Assistance Desk, Displays, and Study Space)
Outside of Smathers Library
Governor's House in St. Augustine Circulating portions of our Africana and Judaica collections can be found in Library West.