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DigitalFGCU provides online access to Southwest Florida’s rich cultural heritage and history through the Digital Library, as well as the scholarly output of FGCU in the Institutional Repository. Access unique manuscripts, photographs, theses & dissertations, audiovisual materials, student scholarship, faculty publications, oral histories, and other materials from the FGCU community, the Library’s Special Collections, local cultural organizations, and beyond. If you are a cultural heritage organization interesting in partnering with us in making your collections accessible to the world, please contact us.

FGCU's institutional repository will collect, preserve, and make available the scholarly output of our faculty and students. The institutional repository is an emerging initiative and we are actively collecting research articles, conference posters, presentations, and other scholarship. If you are a member of the FGCU community and want to contribute your scholarship, please contact Digital Initiatives Librarian, Kaleena Rivera.

Current Initiatives:

Aquila: Student Research Journal

Aquila, the FGCU Student Research Journal is now available on DigitalFGCU. Aquila features undergraduate and graduate student scholarship across all disciplines. We are proud to partner with Aquila faculty and students to raise the profile of FGCU’s greatest asset: the students. For more information on research opportunities and submission dates, see the Aquila website for more details.

The Turner Railroad Collection

Scholar Gregg M. Turner gifted Florida Gulf Coast University with an extensive collection of east coast railroad history, with a particular focus on the development of the railroad down both coasts of the Florida peninsula. The collection consisting of bonds, publications, advertisements, photographs, and administrative material that can be accessed in person by visiting the reading room, Library 322 or browse over 300 images from the collection on DigitalFGCU.