The FLorida Academic REpository (FLARE) is the statewide shared collection of low use print materials from academic libraries in Florida. This centrally housed collection provides new options for sharing the costs and effort of long term retention of low use library materials. Under the FLARE memorandum of understanding, the materials designated under this agreement will be retained and made available as long as the need for them exists, thereby allowing participants to consider withdrawing duplicates of these items from their campus collections and to rely with confidence on access to the centrally retained copies. FLARE is housed in environmentally controlled, carefully inventoried and secure high density facility (HDF) style buildings located in Gainesville, operated by the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF) on behalf of the participating libraries. Partners in FLARE include libraries of the State University System of Florida Universities, and the University of Miami.
There is a Florida Academic Repository (FLARE) library in both Alma and Primo. FLARE holdings display in the Primo union catalog as a UF collection that is available to all patrons, regardless of the patron’s home library via UBorrow and Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
SUS libraries have the option to display FLARE in their local catalog. Please place a request via the FLVC help desk queue to request this option.