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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 ( 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.

Search the Library Catalog

Use this link to search for books & journals in the CREC library and other UF libraries.

Search the Databases

Use this link to search for access to online indexes, abstracts, and links to full text, if available.

Interlibrary Loan

Use this link to request material not in the CREC library.

Distance Services

Use this link to access resources available to help students, faculty, and staff who are away from the main campus.

UF Libraries homepage

Use this link to access all UF library resources.

Search the Course Reserves

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University of Florida
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Citrus Research & Education Center

700 Experiment Station Road
Lake Alfred, FL 33850
8am - 5pm M-F