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About the collection

The purpose of the University of Florida Health Science Center Libraries’ collection is to provide information for the teaching, research and patient care provided by the University of Florida’s Health Science Center programs. The collection also serves as a biomedical information resource for health professionals and citizens of the state of Florida. The Health Science Center Libraries’ collection includes print journals and books, electronic resources including databases and e-journals from Anesthesiology to Zoology, reference material, and audiovisual materials.

The HSC Libraries’ collection includes reference materials, journals, books, audiovisuals and electronic resources. As of June 30, 2012 the Libraries’ collection totaled 348,560 volumes with 327,143 available for immediate access, and 21,417 housed in the remote storage facility. Additionally, we have 128,169 unique monograph volumes in all formats and 17,676 serial titles in all formats (17,378 electronic and 298 print), and our users have access to 377 databases, 582,089 e-books (with 31,886 specifically health related) and 126,721 electronic journals, which are obtained through campuswide purchase, participation in statewide consortium, and Open Access Directory. Total expenditures for the collection (including contributions by HSC colleges and departments and binding) in FY11-12 was $2,142,015.