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Libraries near your center


Library Resources

Saint Leo University students have a wealth of library resources available. The University provides live reference help 7 days a week; online databases with full text journal articles; scanned book chapters on request, and more. Local public and many other academic libraries are open to students as well.  Saint Leo University is committed to providing readily available, high quality materials and services to all its students, no matter where they are located and The Cannon Memorial Library home page  is your starting point for web-based library services and resources.

Moreover, Saint Leo University provides a Center-based librarian to coordinate library services to all students and faculty at the Gainesville Education Center. For answers to reference questions, aid in developing research strategies, assistance with database searches, help locating specific materials, submitting interlibrary loan requests, or obtaining library assistance, please contact:

Regional Librarian for Florida, Georgia and South Carolina centers: Viki Stoupenos

Contact Information

If you need immediate assistance, please feel free to call or e-mail.

  • Ask a Librarian (eMail Form), phone: 800.359.5945
  • Circulation phone: 352.588.8476
  • Graduate Online Services Librarian - SLU Worldwide - TBD, please call the reference desk. (800) 359-5945
  • Undergraduate Online Services Librarian - SLU Worldwide Michelle Joy
  • Regional Librarian Christine Woods (CA, MS, TX)
  • Regional Librarian Viki Stoupenos (GA, SC, FL)

Library Card Reimbursement

Saint Leo University students attending the Gainesville Center may utilize area public, academic, and base libraries to supplement Saint Leo resources.These libraries will require a borrowing card in order for you to check out materials. You should obtain borrowing cards at both a public library and an academic library.  

With the purpose of ensuring that every student has book-borrowing privileges, Saint Leo University will reimburse every off-campus student for one library card from a university in their area (not to exceed $150). Students need to save their receipt, fill out the library reimbursement form

Local Libraries in the Gainesville Area

Saint Leo students may request Special Borrowers Privileges of the University of Florida's Architecture and Fine Arts Library, Education Library, Marston Science Library, Smathers Library, Law Library and Library West by filling out the member application online where it will be approved by the Library Administration which usually takes approximately one business day. 

Area libraries available to Saint Leo University students attending the Gainesville Education Center are listed below. Please telephone or review libraries' web sites before visiting in order to obtain current information on operating hours, parking details, user services and fees, access policies and if any, branch locations, also note that some libraries require that the student bring their Saint Leo University student identification card. To obtain a student/employee ID card, see our ID card information page. 

Academic Libraries

Lawrence W. Tyree Library     |     352-395-5406

3000 NW 83rd Street, Building 

Gainesville, FL 32606

Lawrence W. Tyree Library 


University of Florida: Architecture and Fine Arts Library     |     352-273-2805

201 Fine Arts Building A (1.5 blocks east of Century Tower)

Gainesville, FL 32611

UF Architecture & FIne Arts Library


University of Florida: Education Library     |     352-273-2780

1500 Norman Hall off SW 13th Street on the east edge of Campus near SW 5th Avenue

Gainesville, FL 32611

UF Education Library


University of Florida: Marston Science Library     |     352-273-2851

444 Newell Drive

Gainesville, FL 32611

UF Marston Science Library


University of Florida: Smathers Library     |     352-273-2535

245 Library West

Gainesville, FL 32611

UF George A. Smathers Library


University of Florida: Levin College of Law     |     352-273-0700

184 Holland Hall - S.W. 2nd Avenue & 25th Street

Gainesville, FL 32611

UF Levin College of Law

Public Libraries

Alachua County Public Library District     |     352-334-3900

Alachua County Public Library District

Bradford County Public Library District     |     904-368-3911

Bradford County Public Library District