University of Florida

Library West

1557 W University Ave (btw NW 16th St & NW 15th Terrace), Gainesville, FL 32611
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    • 9:00 AM–2:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
    • 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 7:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 8:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 PM

One of the nation's five largest universities, the University of Florida is a major, public, land-grant, research institution.

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  • "... most productive non grad student floor, and least occupied!" (2 tips)
  • "If you want to study quietly without being bothered, and away..." (8 tips)
  • "Try to bring snacks, especially if you're studying 'til 1am!♥" (2 tips)
  • Tim D.

    If you aren't in Starbucks or on the second floor, shut up.

    Tim D. · October 25, 2010
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  • Robby Z.

    If u can handle the prison-like atmosphere of the basement--its the only place without yappy sorority girls

    Robby Z. · October 5, 2011
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  • Nishant P.

    Third floor and above - please keep your lower lip and your upper lip in contact. :)

    Nishant P. · March 27, 2011
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  • Jennifer L.

    Dress like an Eskimo & bring food.

    Jennifer L. · February 4, 2011
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  • Antonio D.

    Get a coffe it's really cold up in the fourth floor

    Antonio D. · December 6, 2010
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  • stacey e.

    Checkout laptop from 2nd floor circ. desk, use 4th floor for quiet study space to write report, email finished product to group, and reward self with a mocha frappucino downstairs at Starbucks.

    stacey e. · February 19, 2010
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  • Danielle R.

    The ground floor is probably the most productive non grad student floor, and least occupied!

    Danielle R. · February 2, 2012
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  • Kevin S.

    So many Macbooks, so many sheep.

    Kevin S. · October 17, 2011
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  • Rebekah F.

    Bring a sweater cause the AC is on super high!

    Rebekah F. · September 8, 2011
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  • Michele

    If you think of the first floor stacks as your secret, underground lair you'll do just fine.

    Michele · October 19, 2012
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  • Kimmy H.

    Great place to study on the 2nd floor but also meet and make new friends cause its not to crazy quiet.

    Kimmy H. · September 5, 2012
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  • Eilene N.

    You kinda have to dig, but they have some decent movies and tv shows on DVD.

    Eilene N. · June 20, 2012
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  • Nicola H.

    If you sprinkle when you tinkle be a sweetie and wipe the seatie.

    Nicola H. · March 1, 2012
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  • Alex C.

    Most wonderful study place. Surrounded by students studying inspires you to study!

    Alex C. · January 23, 2012
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  • Chipper B.

    Grad student floor smells like Chinese food... Avoid it

    Chipper B. · December 10, 2011
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  • Sam H.

    Answer your cells in the stairwells, as suggested by the signs.

    Sam H. · July 7, 2011
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  • Jessica B.

    Great place to read!

    Jessica B. · April 13, 2011
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  • Eddie F.

    GET OFF FACEBOOK OR GET OFF THE PCs. Mtfer!!!

    Eddie F. · April 12, 2012
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  • Maninder P.

    STFU if you are above 2nd Floor.

    Maninder P. · October 24, 2011
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  • Jessica G.

    Bring your parka, brrrrr

    Jessica G. · October 9, 2011
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  • Anna

    Bring a jacket and get Starbucks because it is SUPER cold on the fourth floor

    Anna · October 5, 2011
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  • Derek K.

    The higher you go, the quieter it is!

    Derek K. · December 17, 2013
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  • Monica M.

    Regardless of the temperature outside, always bring a sweater...especially for the 6th floor

    Monica M. · April 4, 2012
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  • Economic Freedom

    Are you playing with your phone to avoid studying? Then distract yourself with a factoid. Did you know that economic freedom is the key to greater opportunity and an improved quality of life? Read more

    Economic Freedom · November 11, 2011
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  • Tammie M.

    Try to bring snacks, especially if you're studying 'til 1am!♥

    Tammie M. · October 26, 2011
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  • Ashok R.

    iPads can be rented out now. Also Univ Ave facing seats in 3rd and 4th are Awesome. Don't go to the grad floor without a Hoodie

    Ashok R. · October 22, 2013
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  • Ana P.

    Avoid the bitchy staff who don't let you have food in your bag. Maybe if I come smelling like food they'll try to kick me out too?

    Ana P. · April 13, 2013
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  • Sergio L.

    Take a shit before you arrive. Each men's restroom has one stall and two urinals and the wait time - yes, even for men - can be unreliable.

    Sergio L. · February 13, 2013
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  • Michele

    There are 24 net books available for checkout at circulation if you can't find an open desktop at library west

    Michele · December 2, 2012
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  • Jd

    If you want to study quietly without being bothered, and away from a bunch of people, try first floor behind the bookshelves

    Jd · November 6, 2012
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  • Michele

    If you check out the net books at Library West, please make sure to save your work to a flash drive or email. Do this numerous times.

    Michele · November 2, 2012
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  • Emily M.

    Don't go to the basement! It's too quiet...

    Emily M. · October 29, 2012
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  • Tim S.

    Push all the buttons over and over and over. It's really fun.

    Tim S. · September 3, 2012
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  • Hechen L.

    We are having a video conference here. The telephone suddenly does not work. The IT is bad.

    Hechen L. · June 6, 2012
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  • Heather C.

    Studying for finance :((

    Heather C. · April 25, 2012
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  • Brooklyn M.

    I finally got my Adderall! :) mhmmm

    Brooklyn M. · April 25, 2012
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  • Megan P.

    Remember to turn your cellphones on vibrate. These wall amplify ringtones by 100000

    Megan P. · April 4, 2012
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  • Christina V.

    If you want to talk don't come to the third floor.

    Christina V. · April 4, 2012
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  • Jon M.

    Bring snacks and something to drink, your gonna be here for awhile.

    Jon M. · March 1, 2012
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  • Daniel Z.

    Looking for a quiet place to study try the 4th floor. Shhhhh

    Daniel Z. · November 3, 2011
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