About the Library

CREC Library

The CREC Library, located in Ben Hill Griffin Jr. Citrus Hall, is the largest library in the world devoted to citrus with approximately 15,000 volumes. The Library’s collection is designed to support the research, education, and extension goals of the Center. That mission is done by maintaining materials dealing with entomology, food science, horticulture, postharvest handling, fruit processing, nematology, plant pathology, plant biotechnology, weed science, and other citrus related topics. 

The University of Florida’s library catalog is used for locating books at the CREC Library. Since we are a part of the University of Florida, the online library catalog can also be used to locate items on main campus, as well as other state university libraries. The UF libraries website (www.uflib.ufl.edu) can also be used to access the many online indexes, electronic journals, and databases that they have available. All of these online resources are available via the public computers in the CREC library.

Wireless internet is available in the library.  

The Library is open to the public, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and employs a full-time librarian, Jen Dawson, to assist you.