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Alachua County Library District
401 E. University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: 352-334-3900

Alachua County is located in north central Florida almost midway between the Atlantic and gulf Coasts, approximately 145 miles southeast of the state capital of Tallahassee. The Alachua County Library District provides public library service to a county-wide population of approximately 190,655. It offers residents access to materials in a variety of formats, assistance and instruction in using Library resources, information about the community and community issues, and resource support for students.
Altamonte Springs Public Library
281 North Maitland Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Phone: 407-571-8830

The information needs of the community may be filled at Altamonte Springs City Library. A full range of library services includes community information, the Altamonte Springs History Collection, reference service, Inter-Library Loan Service, children's story programs, public Internet access, and more.
Apalachicola Municipal Library
74 6th Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320-1750
Phone: 850-653-8436

Apalachicola Municipal Library is a Public library. This library is the central facility for the library system that serves Apalachicola, FL.
Boca Raton Public Library
200 NW Boca Raton Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: 561-393-7852

The Boca Raton Public Library provides quality library services and resources necessary to meet the educational, recreational, cultural, business, and other information needs of its users. The Library is committed to provide information in all appropriate formats and shall select and organize its resources to benefit persons of all ages and abilities.
Boynton Beach Library
208 S. Seacrest Blvd.
Boynton Beach FL 33435
Phone: 561-742-6390

Located at 208 S. Seacrest Boulevard, just two blocks south of City Hall, the mission of the library is to select, organize, preserve and to make available, freely and easily, to all residents of the community, printed and other materials, within the limitations of space and budget, which will aid them in the pursuit of education, information, research, recreation, and in the creative use of leisure time; and further to provide skilled guidance in the use of library materials and electronic resources.
Brevard County Libraries
219 Indian River Drive
Cocoa, FL 32922-7781
Phone: 321-633-1848

Brevard County Libraries enables people of all ages to improve their quality of life by providing information and enrichment through traditional resources and new technology. The Brevard County Libraries is made up of seventeen public libraries. Located on Florida's Space Coast, Brevard County is unique geographically being 72 miles long and 25 miles wide at the broadest point.
Brockway Memorial Library
10021 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33138
Phone: 305-758-8107

The library offers residents of Miami Shores Village free access to materials in a variety of formats. The library staff is committed to providing patrons with a high level of educational and professional services. The library keeps its shelves filled with Best Sellers, works by popular authors, a well-balanced collection of non-fiction books, magazines and newspapers, audio books, videos, and large print books.
Broward County Library
100 S. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-357-7444

Broward County Library's mission is to provide convenient access to a full range of innovative and cost-effective services that satisfy the changing needs of the people of Broward County for information, education, and recreation. As one of the largest -- and busiest -- library systems in the nation, Broward County Library touches the lives of the public once every second during its regular operating hours. Broward County Library encompasses a flagship Main Library, the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, the Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center at Nova Southeastern University, five regional libraries, and 29 branch libraries.
Charlotte-Glades Library System
2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd.
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Phone: 941-766-READ (7323)

Serves residents with branches in Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, and Englewood.
Citrus County Library System
425 W. Roosevelt Blvd.
Beverly Hills, FL 34465-4281
Phone: 352-746-9077

The mission of the Citrus County Library System is to provide access to quality information, resources, and services in a variety of formats and technologies to enrich the lives of the community it serves.
Clay County Public Library
403 Ferris St.
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Phone: 904-284-6315

The Clay County Public Library serves Green Cove Springs, Fleming Island, Keystone Heights, Middleburg, and Orange Park.
Clearwater Public Libraries
100 N. Osceola Avenue
Clearwater, Florida 33755-4083
Phone: 727-562-4970

The Library provides an extensive variety of services, collections and programs to meet the needs of Clearwater residents and businesses. Presently, there are over 80,000 registered active cardholders.
Collier County Public Library
2385 Orange Blossom Drive
Naples, FL 34109
Phone: 239-593-0334

Collier County Public Library collects, organizes, and disseminates a select collection of print and non-print materials and services for the informational, educational, recreational and cultural needs of the residents of Collier County. Collier County Public Library provide courteous, knowledgeable, and effective customer service in meeting the informational, educational, recreational, and cultural needs of the residents of Collier County.
Delray Beach Public Library
29 SE 4th Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33483
Phone: 561-266-0194

Voted the best library in Palm Beach County, the Delray Beach Public Library is housed in a new 48,000 sq. ft., two-story building. It provides shelf space for about 250,000 items, with separate areas for reference and business/financial resources, for quiet reading and study and over 100 computers for information access. The children's section is a major attraction with a separate storytime room as well as comfortable seating and an environment where parents can share books and the joy of reading with their children. A Young Adult Room caters to the needs of teens age 13 - 17 providing both research materials to assist in their studies as well as a comfortable, safe space where teens can interact socially.
Doreen Gauthier Lighthouse Point Library
2200 NE 38 Street
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
Phone: 954-946-6398

The Lighthouse Point Library was established for the purpose of providing the community with access to books and other resources and services for education, information and recreation. The Library strives to aid citizens of all ages in satisfying their need to be well informed, intellectually stimulated, culturally enriched and to appreciate well-rounded leisure time.
Dunedin Public Library
223 Douglas Avenue
Dunedin Florida 34698
Phone: 727-298-3080

Founded in 1895, the Dunedin Public Library is the oldest library in Pinellas County. Today the Library occupies a 38,000 sq. ft. building opened in October 1996, and provides an extensive variety of services and programs. Open seven days a week, the Library has an outstanding collection of print and non-print materials and offers a variety of services and programs for all ages that educate, entertain, and inform. Check out a new book, come and watch a movie, or take a computer class!
East Lake Community Library
4125 East Lake Road
Palm Harbor, FL 34685
Phone: 727-773-2665

The East Lake Community Library serves residents in Palm Harbor, Florida.
Eustis Memorial Library
120 North Center Street
Eustis, FL 32726
Phone: 352-357-6110

The mission of the Eustis Memorial Library is to make available to its community the opportunity to experience a high quality of public library services. And to provide access to information resources, staff facilities and services that respond to the pursuit of knowledge, education, lifelong learning, cultural enrichment and recreational reading and listening.
Flagler County Public Library
2500 Palm Coast Parkway NW
Palm Coast, FL 32137
Phone: 386-446-6763

The Flagler County Public Library serves as a central informational and reference access point for all citizens of the county.
Franklin County Public Library
Eastpoint and Carrabelle, FL
Eastpoint Branch:
160 Hickory Dip
Eastpoint, FL 32328
850-670-8151

Carrabelle Branch:
311 St. James Ave.
Carrabelle, FL 32322
850-697-2366

The mission of the Franklin County Public Library is to promote reading and lifelong learning by providing access to informational, educational, recreational, and cultural materials for persons of all ages and to serve as a focus point for community activities. The Franklin County Public Library provides public Internet access, loans of reading materials, reference materials, vieos, books on tape, an extensive LP record collection, meeting room space, and much more.
Gadsden County Public Library System
732 Pat Thomas Pky.
Quincy, FL 32351-4210
Phone: 850-627-7106

The Gadsden County Public Library is a 25-year old library system located in rural North Florida. The main library is in Quincy, with branches in Havana and Chattahoochee.
Gulf Beaches Public Library
200 Municipal Drive
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
Phone: 727-391-2828

The Gulf Beaches Public Library is committed to providing its local residents and visitors: -materials, information, and services that strive to meet their educational, recreational and cultural needs, -enhanced learning through the sharing of services and resources with the larger library community, -access to and assistance in using emerging technologies to enhance current resources and expand available information.
Gulfport Public Library
5501 28th Avenue South
Gulfport, FL 33707
Phone: 727-893-1074

The primary purpose of the Gulfport Public Library is to provide materials, information and services to meet the educational, recreational, cultural and social needs of our diverse community, to support lifelong learning and to enhance services through the sharing of resources with the larger library community.
Heartland Library Cooperative
Locations in: Avon Park, Arcadia, Wauchula, Lake Placid, Okeechobee, and Sebring.

The mission of the Heartland Library Cooperative is to provide to the citizens of the member-county service area with enhanced access to library materials and library services which would otherwise be unavailable under current and anticipated funding. This cooperative venture will expand the quality and quantity of library materials to local residents by providing greater access to regional collections through shared technology, shared resources and cooperative collection development. The Heartland Library Cooperative currently consists of four independent member county library systems: DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, and Okeechobee Counties. These libraries share geographic, economic, and social bonds.
Hendry County Public Library System
120 W. Osceola Ave.
Clewiston, FL 33440
Phone: 863-983-1493

The Hendry County Public Library System serves residents of Hendry County with branches in LaBelle and Clewiston.
Hernando County Public Library System
238 Howell Avenue
Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone: 352-754-4043

The Hernando County Public Library System advocates the right of the individual to free and convenient access to information and ideas. Trained personnel develop and organize collections and programs, assist the individual in using these resources effectively and seek resources outside the library, when necessary.
Hialeah Public Libraries
190 West 49th Street
Hialeah, FL 33012
Phone: 305-821-2700

By providing the means by which people of all ages, interests, nationalities, and circumstances may avail themselves of recorded wisdom, experience and ideas of others, the City of Hialeah Library Division promotes the education, recreation and information needs of its community, and contributes to its culture.
Indian River County Library System
1600 21st Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: 772-770-5060

The Indian River County Main Library is located in sunny Vero Beach which lies along Florida's east coast. Their collection consists of over 270,000 items including: books, magazines, newspapers, microfilm, CDs, books on tape, DVDs, video tapes and more. They also provide access to the internet and many PCs loaded with software dedicated to helping you in your research.
Jacksonville Public Library
303 N. Laura St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904-630-2665

The Jacksonville Library system consists of the main library, nine regional branch libraries, seven community branch libraries, and four neighborhood branch libraries.
Jefferson County Public Library
375 South Water St.
Monticello, FL 32344
Phone: 850-342-0205

The Jefferson County Public Library serves residents in Jefferson County, Florida, and provides a large selection of reading materials, children's services, events, and community rooms.
Lake County Library System
Lake County, Florida
Offers research resources, learning programs, reading programs and more. Locations in: Astor, Clermont, Sorrento, Fruitland Park, Montverde, Lady Lake, Leesburg, Groveland, Paisley, Tavares, Umatilla, and Mount Dora.
Lake Worth Public Library
15 North M Street
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: 561-533-7354

The library’s mission is to provide free access to information, resources, programs and technology to meet patron needs for educational, cultural, recreational and lifelong learning. The library provides a wide array of materials in many formats accessible through the online catalog as well as online databases to support research, computers for word processing, and internet access.
Lantana Public Library
205 W Ocean Avenue
Lantana, Fl. 33462
Phone: 561-540-5740

The Lantana Public Library provides access to resource materials, books, magazines, and offers public computer workstations.
Lee County Library System
2345 Union Stree
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone: 239-461-2900

The Lee County Library System features 11 libraries, 2 reference rooms, Talking Books Library , Bookmobile, outreach services, library processing and library administration.
LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library
200 West Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 850-606-2665

The LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System enriches the community by inspiring a love of reading, providing a dynamic resource for creative and intellectual pursuits, and enabling residents to live a life of learning.
Levy County Public Library System
The Levy County Public Library System serves residents with branches in Yankeetown, Bronson, Cedar Key, Chiefland, and Williston.
Lynn Haven Library
901 Ohio Avenue
Lynn Haven, FL 32444
Phone: 850-265-2781

the Lynn Haven Library maintains print and audio collections of more than 25,000 items. An emphasis on current and popular titles, in addition to classics, promotes a love of reading for everyone from toddlers to senior adults.
Maitland Public Library
501 S. Maitland Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751
Phone: (407) 647-7700

The Maitland Public Library exists for the purpose of anticipating the changing needs of Maitland citizens in their lifelong quest for information resources, leisure reading and cultural experiences.
Manatee County Public Library System
1301 Barcarrota Blvd. West
Bradenton, FL 34205-7522
Phone: 941-748-5555

The Manatee County Library System has six locations to serve the public. It is a full service library system and has a collection which includes books, periodicals, newspapers, video & audio materials and more. It also has a full range of activities and meeting rooms available for public use.
Marion County Public Library System
2720 East Silver Springs Boulevard
Ocala, FL 34470
Phone: 352-671-8551

The Marion County Public Library System provides public library services to the residents of Marion County. The Library System is comprised of interdependent libraries and collections designed to make its total resources readily available and accessible to the community. The residents of Marion County are served by the headquarters library in Ocala and branches in Belleview, Dunnellon, Forest Corners, Ft. McCoy, Marion Oaks, Rainbow Lakes Estates, Reddick, and the Freedom Public Library near the State Road 200 corridor. The Marion Bookmobile provides library service to outlying areas of the county. Daycare centers, private schools, retirement complexes, and housing communities in Ocala are served by the Community Bookmobile. The System offers a collection of over 501,000 volumes in the nine libraries and two bookmobiles. A broad-based print and non-print collection makes the Marion County Public Library, Headquarters-Ocala the major public library resource in the system.
Martin County Library System
2351 S.E. Monterey Road
Stuart, FL 34996
Phone: 772-288-5702

Enhance the lifelong learning of our diverse community through education, recreation, cultural emersion and intellectual stimulation.
Miami-Dade Public Library System
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33130
Phone: 305-375-2665

The Miami-Dade Public Library System serves almost 2 million people with 43 branches and over 4 million volumes in collection.
Monroe County Public Library System
700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: 305-292-3595

The mission of the Monroe County Public Library is to serve the educational, recreational and informational needs and interests of the communities.
Nassau County Public Library System
The Nassau County Public Library System serves residents with branches in Fernandina Beach, Yulee, Callahan, Hilliard, and Bryceville.
New Port Richey Public Library
5939 Main Street
New Port Richey, FL
Phone: 727-853-1279

The New Port Richey Public Library offers lending materials, free internet access, classes, and programs.
New River Public Library Cooperative
110 N. Lake Ave.
Lake Butler, FL 32054
Phone: 386-496-3432

The New River Public Library Cooperative provides supporting library services in Baker, Bradford and Union Counties, Florida.
North Miami Public Library
835 Northeast 132nd Street
North Miami, FL 33161
Phone: 305-891-5535

North Miami Public Library’s mission is to serve the entirety of North Miami’s diverse community through the provision of appropriate collections, technology and services in an atmosphere that is comfortable, relaxing, nurturing and accessible. The Library and its knowledgeable, skilled, friendly and helpful Staff are committed to fostering independent lifelong learning, personal growth and development, intellectual stimulation, cultural enrichment and a love of reading.
North Palm Beach Public Library
303 Anchorage Dr.
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Phone: 561-841-3383

The Library Village of North Palm Beach maintains its own municipally funded public library, which operates independently of the Palm Beach County Library System. North Palm Beach residents and municipal employees are eligible to receive free library memberships. The library has a staff of 17 employees plus volunteers, with a collection of over 40,000 volumes, plus audio and video tapes.
Northwest Regional Library System
898 West 11th Street
Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: 850-522-2100

The Northwest Regional Library System serves residents in Bay, Gulf, and Liberty counties.
Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative
The Cooperative serves residents of Okaloosa County Florida with the support and teamwork of its six member libraries: Crestview Public Library, Destin Library, Fort Walton Beach Library, Mary Esther Library, Niceville Library and Valparaiso Community Library. Their continuing mission is to create and foster a comprehensive cache of informational resources and materials designed to serve the residents of Okaloosa County.
Oldsmar Public Library
400 St. Petersburg Drive East
Oldsmar, FL 34677
Phone: 813-749-1178

The Oldsmar Public Library serves the community with lending resources, children's and teen services, and more.
Orange County Library System
101 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-835-7323

The Orlando Public Library is the headquarters and resource center for the Orange County Library System. The 290,000 square foot downtown Orlando facility is the largest public library building in the state of Florida. The Library has been located at this site since its beginnings as the Albertson Public Library in 1923. Public Reference Departments in the Orlando Public Library include Children's, Genealogy, Law, Library Central, and Reference Central. The Children's Library offers spacious areas, special programs, computers and story rooms for our youngest readers and readers to be. A Computer Resource Center is located on the second floor and offers access to computers loaded with programs with word processing capabilities. The Friends of the Library Third Floor Bookstore is open daily and recycles withdrawn and donated books to the community. The Genealogy collection is one of the best in the Southeast and is a great place to begin research into family history.
Osceola County Library System
211 E. Dakin Ave.
Kissimee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-742-8888

The Osceola County Library System serves residents of Osceola County with seven branches.
Palm Beach County Library System
3650 Summit Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Phone: 561-233-2600

Whatever your age or interests, there's something for you at the Palm Beach County Library System. The collection contains over 1,400,000 items, including books (print, recorded and downloadable), magazines, newspapers, DVDs, music CDs and information experts.
Palm Harbor Library
2330 Nebraska Ave.
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Phone: 727-784-3332

The Palm Harbor Library provides materials and services to help community residents obtain information meeting their personal, educational, and professional needs. Special emphasis is placed on current, high-demand, high-interest materials in a variety of formats and on stimulating young children's interests and appreciation for reading and learning. The library supports students at all academic levels and serves as a learning and educational center for all residents of the community.
Palm Springs Public Library
300 South Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: (760) 323-8298 or (760) 322-7323

The Palm Springs Public Library is established, supported and funded by the City of Palm Springs, which recognizes the need for providing its citizens with information and resources which broaden educational foundations, inform citizenry and provide for personal growth and enrichment through recreational, cultural and informational exposure to the recorded knowledge of all fields in a variety of formats.
Panhandle Public Library Cooperative System
2925 Optimist Drive
Marianna, FL 32448
Phone: 850-482-9296

The Panhandle Public Library Cooperative System, consisting of Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson and Washington county public libraries, provides access to the internet, library materials and programs to assist all citizens in meeting their recreational, informational, cultural and lifelong learning needs.
Parkland Library
6620 University Drive
Parkland, FL 33067
Phone: 954-757-4200

The Parkland Library is one of five independent city libraries in Broward County. This 15-year old library occupied its current building in 2003 and now has more than 30,000 items.
Pasco County Library System
8012 Library Road
Hudson, FL 34667
Phone: 727-861-3020

Branches are located in Holiday, Hudson, Dade City, Land O'Lakes, Zephyrhills, and New Port Richey.
Pinellas Public Library Cooperative
1330 Cleveland Street
Clearwater, FL 33755
Phone: 727-441-8408

The Pinellas Public Library Cooperative serves Pinellas County residents in member cities and the unincorporated county.
Polk County Library Cooperative
2150 S. Broadway Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
Phone: 863-519-7958

The Polk County Library Cooperative (PCLC) is a group of libraries and government entities who have chosen to unite and cooperate to provide excellent library services to Polk County residents, businesses, and organizations to improve the quality of lifelong learning and to ensure an informed and empowered citizenry.
Putnam County Library System
601 College Road
Palatka, FL 32177
Phone: 386-329-0126

The Putnam County Library System serves the citizens of Putnam County through five facilities. They are located in Palatka, Bostwick, Crescent City, Interlachen, and Melrose. The system is automated, providing Internet access to the Web and a variety of online databases. Programs for all ages are offered in every location. These may include story-times for children, author visits or travel and classic film programs.
Riviera Beach Public Library
600 West Blue Heron Blvd.
Riviera Beach, Florida 33404
Phone: 561-845-4195

The mission of the Riviera Beach Public Library is to provide free access to information, ideas, resources, programs and technology to support users educational, cultural and recreational needs in a variety of formats.
Safety Harbor Public Library
101 Second Street North
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Phone: 727-724-1525

The mission of the Safety Harbor Public Library is based upon recognition of a diverse population including the cultural, educational and physical aspects of a growing community together with that of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative. To that end, the Library endeavors to provide materials in a variety of formats and viewpoints, programs for all ages and information services utilizing the technology of the 21st century.
Santa Rosa County Library System
6568 Caroline St., Ste. 101
Milton, FL 32570
Phone: 850-623-2043

On October 1, 2006, the Santa Rosa County Library System launched operations as an independent library system for the first time in its history. Libraries are located in Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton, and Navarre, and Pace.
Sarasota County Libraries
1660 Ringling Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941-861-5468

Serves residents in Sarasota County with eight locations.
Seminole Community Library
9200 113th STreet North
Seminole, FL 33772
Phone: 727-394-6905

Seminole Community Library at St. Petersburg College, Seminole Campus, is a partnership between the College and the City of Seminole. It is a public library, a college library and much more. The library is a "Community Commons" where connections are made - between people and information and each other. With new and growing print, media and electronic resources, the Cherubs Connections Café, program rooms, an art gallery and rooms for classes, conferences and reading, the library is the hub for making connections in the Greater Seminole Area and beyond.
Seminole County Public Library System
215 North Oxford Road
Casselberry, FL 32707
Phone: 407-665-1505

The Seminole County Public Library System is a 5 library county system serving a population of 395,000 citizens. The library system was established in 1978 by action of the Seminole County Board of County Commissioners and is a Division of Seminole County Government. Annual circulation approaches 2.5 million.
St. Johns County Public Library System
6670 US 1 South
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Phone: 904-827-6925

The St. Johns County Public Library System provides a variety of services to meet the community-based needs of all its citizens in a friendly and courteous manner.
St. Lucie County Library System
101 Melody Lane
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Phone: 772-462-1615

The St. Lucie County Library System serves residents in St. Lucie County with brances in Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie.
St. Pete Beach Library
365 73rd Avenue
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Phone: 727-363-9238

The St. Pete Beach Library exists to provide residents of all ages with activities and access to a variety of materials which will satisfy their informational and recreational needs and promote lifelong learning.
St. Petersburg Public Library System
3745 9th Ave. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 Phone: 727-893-7724

The St. Petersburg Public Library System provides library resources to meet educational, recreational, cultural, intellectual and social needs of our diverse community.
Sumter County Library System
910 North Main Street
Bushnell, FL 33513
Phone: 352-568-3456

The Mission of the Sumter County Library System is to provide free informational and educational materials to Sumter County residents of all ages.
Suwannee River Regional Library
1848 Ohio/Dr. M.L.King Jr. Ave. S
Live Oak, FL 32064
Phone: 386-362-2317

Branch libraries includ Branford, Greenville, Jasper, Jennings, Lee, Live Oak, Madison, and White Springs.
Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative
900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602

Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System (THPL) promotes lifelong learning, an informed citizenry, individual intellectual freedom, enhanced quality of life and broadened horizons for all residents of Hillsborough County. THPL maintains a network of neighborhood libraries with open access, a community focus, responsive service hours, welcoming environments, broad and relevant materials in a variety of formats and highly qualified employees.
Tarpon Springs Public Library
138 East Lemon Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Phone: 727-943-4922

The Tarpon Springs Public Library serves residents in Tarpon Springs with a large collection of lendable material, kids and teen programs, and special events.
Taylor County Public Library
403 N Washington St.
Perry, FL 32347
Phone: 850-838-3512

The Taylor County Public Library offers reading material lending services, special programs and events, and other services to the residents of Taylor County.
Three Rivers Regional Library System
262 W. Main Street
Mayo, FL 32066
Phone: 386-294-3858

The mission of the Three Rivers Regional Library System is to give the people of Dixie, Gilchrist and Lafayette access to materials for their informational, recreational, and life-long learning needs.
Volusia County Public Library
1290 Indian Lake Rd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32124
Phone: 386-248-1745

The Volusia County Public Library serves residents in Daytona Beach, DeBary, DeLand, DeLeon Springs, Deltona, Edgewater, Holly Hill, Lake Helen, New Smyrna, Oak Hill, Orange City, Ormond Beach, Pierson, and Port Orange.
Wakulla County Public Library
4330 Crawfordville Hwy
Crawfordville, FL 32326
Phone: 850-926-7415

The Wakulla County Public Library in Crawfordville offers a reading resources, computer classes, children's services, and special events for residents of Wakulla County.
Walton County Public Library System
Provides Walton County residents, visitors, and businesses with information to meet their business, educational, and personal needs
West Florida Regional Libray
200 West Gregory Street
Pensacola, Florida 32501
Phone: 850-436-5060

The West Florida Public Library serves residents of the City of Pensacola and Escambia County through the Pensacola Public Library (headquarters), the Tryon Branch, the Southwest Branch, and the Bookmobile.
West Palm Beach Public Library
100 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Phone: 561-868-7700

The West Palm Beach Public Library, established in 1895, was the first publicly supported municipal library in Palm Beach County, and the first public library to allow people to borrow books and materials in South East Florida. Today, the WPBPL has more than 136,000 items and over 1/2 million people visit the library annually.

Academic Libraries in Florida Back to Top
AIU South Florida School Library
Weston, Florida
This academic library supports the American Intercontinental University.
Bethune-Cookman University Carl S. Swisher Library
Daytona Beach, Florida
The library was constructed in 1971 and now contains over 106,000 volumes. Their collection is made up of a circulation collection, periodical collection, a non-print media center and a special collection. The library maintains an open-stack system on the first and second floors and the second floor also provides group study rooms, a computer lab, conference rooms and the special collections. The university archive is also located on the second floor and contains the works of the founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune as well as the university papers. The archival area is the repository for documentary, photographic, and other materials of historic value to the University. The Special Collection consist of books by and about blacks.
Brevard Community College Library
The Library offers support services to students at Brevard Community College. There are locations in Cocao, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Titusville, and a virtual location.
Broward College University/College Library
The Library provides support services and research opportunities for the Broward College system.
Chipola College Library
Marianna, Florida
The Chipola College Library serves as an integral part of the college’s instructional program. The Library pro-vides print and non-print materials to support the course offerings of the college and to support the pro-fessional and personal growth of the faculty, staff, ad-ministration, and students. The Chipola College Library is an information resource center providing books, magazines, periodicals, and newspapers. Computers offer Internet access to online databases of full text periodicals and electronic books. The Library offers audio/video viewing rooms, study rooms, course reserve materials, and photocopy ma-chines. Reference assistance is available for group and individualized instruction.
Clearwater Christian College Library
Clearwater, Florida
Clearwater Christian College is a four-year, fundamental, Christian, liberal arts, co-educational college which is denominationally unaffiliated and dedicated to sound academic instruction while propagating the historic Christian faith. The College is committed to building a library collection which supports the courses and programs offered by the college, acquaints users with varying points of view, provides recreational reading, and enables students to develop special interests.
College of Central Florida Learning Resource Center
Lecanto, Citrus, and Ocala, Florida
The College of Central Florida Learning Resource Center Mission is to provide resources and services to meet the informational, learning, and developmental needs of Central Florida Community College students, faculty, and broader community. In the LRC, visitors will find resources such as books, computers, and online materials to help them complete assignments and to increase their knowledge. They will also find a warm, friendly staff willing to help them find materials and teach them to utilize the facility.
Edison State College Library
Edison State College has library locations in on the Charlotte Campus in Punta Gorda, the Collier Campus in Naples, and the Lee Campus in Ft. Myers.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Libraries
The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Libraries are located on the Daytona Beach Campus and the Prescott Campus.
Everest University Libraries
The Everest University Libraries provide an organized and readily accessible collection of materials and equipment needed to meet the instructional and individual needs of the students and faculty.
Everglades University Library
The Everglades University Library supports the mission of the University by providing students with academic resources and research skills necessary to become independent learners in a changing environment. The academic library has more than a collection of books and journals. The Everglades University Online Electronic Resources will provide students with access to databases and indexes, electronic journals, an online catalog, eBooks, and other valuable resources.
Flagler College Proctor Library
Saint Augustine, Florida
The mission of the Proctor Library is to support and enhance the instructional and educational mission of Flagler College by providing quality library materials, services and instruction, as well as a library facility that supports and enhances the College’s learning culture. The Library will provide efficient access to print, non-print and electronic resources and other technological library services and tools that support the curricular, research, and overall learning needs of the students, faculty and staff, and the Library will collaborate with faculty and others to help students and other users become information literate individuals who will be lifelong learners who can grow in their career and be productive citizens.
Florida A&M University Libraries
Tallahassee, Florida
The Florida A&M University Libraries provides information, technology, resources and services to users whether on campus or across the globe.
Florida Atlantic University Libraries
FAU Libraries promote the academic goals of the University by serving a uniquely diverse community through academic and personal development, discovery, lifelong learning, excellence, and innovation. The Libraries fulfill their mission by providing access to collections and services, building a rich resource of research materials, promoting a dynamic and multifaceted information literacy program, maintaining a dialogue with the scholarly community, developing creative programming, encouraging public engagement, and forming cultural alliances.
Florida Christian College Library
Kissimmee, Florida
The library provides information services and resources to support the educational program and priorities of Florida Christian College.
Florida Coastal School of Law Library and Technology Center
Jacksonville, Florida
The Florida Coastal School of Law Library and Technology Center provides research and academic support for the law school.
Florida Community College of Jacksonville Library
Jacksonville, Florida
In support of the college’s diverse curriculum and mission of meaningful learning and excellence in teaching, the FCCJ libraries are committed to providing library information services and resources in a variety of formats, serving as a central information resource for a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and the community, offering a dynamic learning environment-both virtual and physical-with professional librarians to assist in information access and retrieval, and teaching and facilitating information literacy skills.
Florida Gulf Coast University Library Services
Fort Myers, Florida
The FGCU Library serves more than 9,000 students in 52 undergraduate and 31 graduate degree programs at Florida Gulf Coast University.
Florida Institute of Technology Library
The Evans Library supports the university mission of education research and service by providing academic information to meet the teaching, learning and research needs of Florida Tech faculty, students and other constituents by acquiring academic information resources and services providing instruction in the information process and assuring local and extended access to Florida Tech's unique information sources and to worldwide information resources.
Florida International University Libraries
University Park and Biscayne Bay, Florida
The Florida International University Libraries support the University's mission of teaching, research, and service by providing the means for the discovery and the pursuit of knowledge.
Florida Keys Community College Library
Key West, Florida
The Library of the Learning Resources Center connects students and faculty with high quality informational resources and the instruction that they need to effectively utilize those resources.
Florida Southern College Roux Library
Lakeland, Florida
The Roux Library is an integral part of the intellectual life of the College. Roux Library's mission is to educate students in developing lifelong, critical, information-seeking skills by identifying and making information resources available to the college community, as well as providing instruction for access and use of its resources.
Florida State College/Okaloosa-Walton College Learning Resource Center
Niceville, Florida
The Library at Florida State College (formerly Okaloosa-Walton College) offers educational and information services.
Florida State Law Research Center
Tallahassee, Florida
The mission of the library is to train students to produce highly sophisticated and cost-effective legal research. The library offers one of the nation's most comprehensive, systematic legal research training programs and extensive legal research offerings.
Florida State University Dirac Science Library
Tallahassee, Florida
The Paul A.M. Dirac Science Library is named in honor of the late Nobel Prize winning physicist and Florida State University professor. The Library maintains a collection of over 500,000 volumes of books and periodicals and 126,000 volumes of older periodical and book materials in remote storage that are available within 24 hours. Subjects covered include the fields of chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, statistics, history of science, biology, geology, oceanography, meteorology, food sciences & nutrition, hotel & restaurant management, clothing & textiles, engineering, psychology and clinical counseling, math & science education, health, nursing & medicine, audiology & speech pathology, movement science and photography.
Florida State University Libraries
Tallahassee, Florida
The libraries at Florida State University provide research and academic support to students and faculty of the university, as well as the community at large.
Goldstein Library
Tallahassee, Florida
The Goldstein Library helps bridge access to people and information through resources, services and teaching by promoting learning and research related to Information Sciences.
Gulf Coast Community College Library
Panama City, Florida
The Gulf Coast Community College Library offers books, articles, journals, ebooks, course videos, and much more.
Hillsborough Community College Libraries
Tampa, Plant City, Florida
HCC Libraries are teaching libraries that support and enrich the educational curriculum by providing resources, in all formats, that meet the academic needs of a diverse community.
Indian River Community College Libraries
Fort Pierce, Stuart, Okeechobee, Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie, Florida
The purpose of the Libraries is to support the College's mission by providing dedicated service, effective instruction, and quality resources to the college community.
Jacksonville University Carl S. Swisher Library
Jacksonville, Florida
The Library plays a crucial role in fulfilling the stated purpose of the University by supporting the curriculum with a broad, balanced collection of print, non-print, and electronic materials with particular emphases on specialties, graduate, and professional and pre-professional programs. The library further supports the University's statement of purpose by offering materials and professional information services for library research and for assisting students in developing the necessary skills to stay abreast with information in their field of study over a lifetime.
Lake Sumter Community College
Leesburg, South Lake, Sumter, Florida
In support of the college's institutional mission and purpose, the mission of the Lake-Sumter Community College libraries is to serve LSCC students, faculty, staff, and the residents of Lake and Sumter counties by providing convenient access to a variety of services and resources that support and strengthen the high academic standards of the college.
Lynn University Library
Boca Raton, Florida
The Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Library houses approximately 235,648 items on the Boca Raton campus. This collection includes books, periodicals, videos and microforms. The library is developing a collection of research databases that contain journal articles, documents and statistics. The databases in this collection are carefully evaluated and chosen for content that supports the curriculum. This collection contains more than 10,450 periodicals in print and electronic formats.
Manatee Community College Library
Bradenton, Venice, Florida
The MCC Library provides access to print, electronic and media resources. Librarians are available to instruct you in making the best use of these resources. The library operates two facilities, one on the Bradenton Campus and one on the Venice Campus. The library's book catalog is available via the Internet. Electronic databases are also available via the Internet.
Miami Dade College Library
Miami Dade, Florida
The collective mission of the Libraries of Miami Dade College is to provide access to collections, resources, services and facilities in support of the College’s purposes and educational programs for all students. In support of the educational and developmental role of the College, on behalf of students, the Libraries emphasize their instructional role in assisting faculty, staff and students to use collections, research tools and services effectively.
Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library
Miami Shores, Florida
The Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library serves the Barry University students, faculty, and staff. The Library provides access to the information needed to support and develop learning and research.
New College of Florida Jane Bancroft Cook Library
Sarasota, Florida
Jane Bancroft Cook Library serves the students of New College and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, and is a resource for Manatee Community College as well as for local educators and residents. The library offers extensive bibliographic instruction to small groups, classes and individual students throughout the year. The Cook library provides hundreds of print and electronic-reserve materials to students annually, as well as ready access to material throughout the State University System of Florida. The library currently contains 274,059 volumes; 539,997 microforms; 5,064 audio-visual materials and 850 print subscriptions to scholarly journals. The library has access to about 500 electronic databases, 22,000 electronic journals, and 170,000 e-books; circulates 60,000 items; and borrows 5,500 inter-library-loan items.
North Florida Community Collge Library
Madison, Florida
The Marshall Hamilton Library actively supports the curriculum and mission of North Florida Community College by providing access to quality learning resources and instructional services. The library promotes the use of electronic resources and seeks to provide its users with the competencies necessary to pursue their goals and to become productive members of the community. The Marshall Hamilton Library serves both on campus and remote access users. The Library enriches not only the college community but also NFCC’s entire six-county district.
Nova Southeastern University Libraries
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
The libraries at Nova Southeastern University include Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and IT Center, the Health Professions Division Library, the Shepard Broad Law Library and Technology Center, and the William S. Richardson Ocean Sciences Library.
Olin Library at Rollins College
Winter Park, Florida
The Library’s collections reflect the liberal arts mission of the College and strongly support the curriculum through a generous budget. Holdings currently include over 280,000 volumes, 1,500 periodical subscriptions, 700 serial subscriptions, 4200 periodicals and 4200 serials available through electronic resources, 74,000 government documents, a number of special collections, and hundreds of compact discs, videodiscs, and videotapes.
Palm Beach Atlantic University Warren Library
West Palm Beach, Florida
PBA's Warren Library offers wireless and hard-wired Internet access, 120 computers, 28 study rooms, and over 350,000 volumes.
Peter H. Armacost Library at Eckerd College
St. Petersburg, Florida
The Peter H. Armacost Library at Eckerd College provides support services to students of Eckerd College and the greater community.
Polk Community College Libraries
Winter Haven, Lakeland, Florida
The PCC Libraries offer reference and research support, circulation of materials, periodicals, and other materials.
Santa Fe College Lawrence W. Tyree Library
Gainesville, Florida
The Santa Fe College Lawrence W. Tyree Library offers almost 100,000 volumes, supporting the college mission with knowledgeable staff, resources and an environment that promotes user success.
Seminole Community College Library
Altamonte Springs, Heathrow, Oviedo, Sanford, Florida
The Seminole Community College Library offers over119,000 items in library collections, over 10,000 journal titles, and more.
South Florida Community College Library
Avon Park, Florida
The Library at South Florida Community College offers reference materials, circulating books, journals and magazines, college telecourse videotapes, and videotape and DVD collections.
St. Petersburg College Library
St. Petersburg, Florida
The mission of the M. M. Bennett Library of St. Petersburg College in its support of the philosophy and objectives of the College is to provide comprehensive library and information services to meet the curricular, research, cultural and recreational needs of the college community.
St. Thomas University Library
Miami Gardens, Florida
The University Library is a resource center where learning is experienced in solitude, in connection, in community. It serves as the University’s source of support and instruction in research and information literacy. Moreover, it partners with local, regional and international organizations to provide quality services, and to link the University with the Archdiocese and the larger community of learners. University faculty and library staff work together to develop and maintain a curricular-and-mission-centered collection. Furthermore, the Library exists as a repository for and gateway to the expanding wealth of electronic media, while housing and making available the continuing asset of traditional material.
Stetson University College of Law Library
Gulfport, Tampa, Florida
The Stetson University College of Law Libraries support the law school curriculum and faculty, staff and court research. The Library at the Gulfport Campus is open to members of the public. Both the Gulfport and Tampa Campus libraries are open to alumni and to members of a bar association.
Stetson University duPont-Ball Library
DeLand, Florida
The Stetson University duPont-Ball Library offers a large collection of circulation materials, electronic services, government documents, periodicals, and reference materials.
Tallahassee Community College Library
Tallahassee, Florida
The TCC Library serves as the primary information source for students and faculty of the college. They offer a collection spanning traditional formats such as books and periodicals, to multi-media and on-line tools and information sources, with all necessary equipment to use them.
The Barnacle Historic State Park
Coconut Grove, Florida
This beautiful house with a whimsical name dates to a quieter time. The Barnacle, built in 1891, offers a glimpse of Old Florida during The Era of the Bay. Situated on the shore of Biscayne Bay, this was the home of Ralph Middleton Munroe, one of Coconut Grove´s most charming and influential pioneers. Munroe's principal passion was designing yachts. In his lifetime, he drew plans for 56 different boats. As a seaman, civic activist, naturalist, and photographer, Commodore Munroe was a man who cherished the natural world around him. A walk into the park passes through a tropical hardwood hammock. In the 1920s, it was representative of the original landscape within the city of Miami. Today, it is one of the last remnants of the once vast Miami Hammock. Enjoy sitting in the rocking chairs on the spacious porch used as a gathering place or on a bench under a tree for solitude.
Troy University Library
Dothan, Troy, Montgomery, Phenix City, Alabama
Services offered include instruction in the use of library resources on an individual or group basis by appointment. Interlibrary Loan for materials not housed in the libraries is provided for students, faculty and staff. Bibliographies on various topics are available. New bibliographies can be prepared upon faculty request.
University of Central Florida Library
Orlando, Florida
The University Libraries has a collection of over 1.8 million volumes, including 17,000 current serial subscriptions. In addition to bound volumes, the library owns approximately 3 million microforms and 45,000 media titles. UCF is a partial depository for both United States and Florida government publications.
University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries
Gainesville, Florida
The libraries of the University of Florida consist of nine libraries. Seven are in the system known as the George A. Smathers Libraries of the University of Florida and two (Health Sciences and Legal Information) are attached to their respective administrative units. All of the libraries serve all of the university's faculty and students, but each has a special mission to be the primary support of specific colleges and degree programs. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of research, scholars may find collections built in one library to serve a specific discipline or constituency to be of great importance to their own research in another discipline. It most likely will be necessary to use more than one library to discover all resources available at the University that are pertinent to a particular research interest.
University of Miami Libraries
Miami, Florida
As a dynamic and integral part of the academic scholarly enterprise, the University of Miami Libraries are central to the University's mission to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. The Libraries seek to provide high quality information services, instruction, and resources to our primary clientele: the students, faculty, researchers, and staff of the University of Miami.
University of North Florida Thomas G. Carpenter Library
Jacksonville, Florida
The Thomas G. Carpenter Library supports the educational goals of the University by providing information resources, services, and programs that encourage study and learning, support instruction and academic programs, facilitate research and scholarship, and engage the university-at-large and the broader communities we serve.
University of South Florida Libraries
The University of South Florida’s Library System consists of four main campus libraries and two special libraries; the Shimberg Health Sciences Library, and the Louis de la Parte Mental Health Institute Library. USF’s main research library is centrally located on the Tampa Campus. Together, the USF Libraries provide access to more than 2 million volumes and an extensive collection of electronic resources including approximately 6,500 e-journal subscriptions and 500 aggregator databases containing another 13,000 unique e-journal titles, 48,000 e-books, and 150,000 digital images. In addition, students have access to over 65,000 audio/visual materials including videos, CDs, and DVDs. In addition to extensive electronic and print resources, the USF Libraries offer unique access to primary research materials through the Special Collections Departments. Specializations include Florida history and politics, American literature, medieval manuscripts, juvenile literature, rare books, and sheet music. Most special collections are available at the Tampa Library.
University of South Florida Libraries
Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Lakeland, Florida
The USF Library System consists of six libraries. The principal research library is the Tampa Library centrally located on the main campus. The St. Petersburg campus is home to the Poynter Library; the Sarasota campus is home to the Jane Bancroft Cook Library; and the Lakeland campus has recently found room to house their own library, which had previously been a joint use facility. The special libraries are the Shimberg Health Sciences Library, serving the needs of USF Health consisting of the College of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, and the Louis de la Parte Institute (FMHI) Research Library serving the Institute, the Schools of Aging and Social Work, and the Departments of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Criminology, and Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling.
University of South Florida Shimberg Health Sciences Library
Tampa, Florida
The Health Sciences Center Library, founded in 1971, serves the students, faculty, and staff of the colleges of medicine, nursing, public health, and the school of physical therapy. In November of 1998, the Library was renamed for benefactors Hinks and Elaine Shimberg. This library collects materials to meet the needs of its primary patrons. Formats include books, journals, computer software, AVs, CD-ROMS, and networked information.
University of South Florida St. Petersburg Nelson Poynter Library
St. Petersburg, Florida
Nelson Poynter Memorial Library supports the mission and goals of USF SP in three ways: In cooperation with the USF Library System, we provide print, media, and electronic information resources required for teaching, learning, and research. We provide the services and instructional opportunities required for using this information effectively. We support student learning by providing and maintaining classroom technologies.
University of Tampa, Macdonald-Kelce Library
Tampa, Florida
At present the Library houses over 275,000 volumes and hundreds of reference CDs containing volumes of information on various subjects. U.S. Government Documents, newspaper and magazine indexes, corporate annual reports are just some of the types of information that is available. Audiovisual equipment such as VCRs, digital cameras, slide projectors, film projectors and screens are available for circulation to the University Community.
University of West Florida Libraries
Pensacola, Florida
The University of West Florida Libraries include the John C. Pace Library, the primary facility on the main campus in Pensacola, the Emerald Coast Library, located in Fort Walton Beach, and the Curriculum Materials Library and the Music Library, which are also located on the main campus. Housing more than 752,000 volumes, 1.2 million microforms, 5,100 serial subscriptions and providing access to thousands of full-text electronic journals, the library is also designated as a regional depository for publications of the United States government and the state of Florida.
Valencia Community College East Campus Library
East Orange County, Florida
To provide a variety of learning centered resources, services, and facilities to support a diverse community; to encourage academic achievement, student success, and lifelong learning; and to enhance teaching excellence.
Valencia Community College Osceola Library
Osceola, Florida
To provide a variety of learning centered resources, services, and facilities to support a diverse community; to encourage academic achievement, student success, and lifelong learning; and to enhance teaching excellence.
Valencia Community College West Campus Library
Orlando, Florida
The West Campus Library mission is to provide a variety of learning centered resources, services, and facilities to support a diverse community; to encourage academic achievement, student success, and lifelong learning; and to enhance teaching excellence.
Valencia Community College Winter Park Library
Winter Park, Florida
To provide a variety of learning centered resources, services, and facilities to support a diverse community; to encourage academic achievement, student success, and lifelong learning; and to enhance teaching excellence.
Warner Southern College
Lake Wales, Florida
The library houses a collection of approximately 95,000 volumes of books and 8,000 periodical subscriptions in digital, paper, and microform format. The LRC also has several specialized collections, including a Curriculum Materials Center (CMC), the Instructional Materials Lab (IML), and the Pioneer Room, which houses Church of God and WSC archival materials.

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African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center is a general-service library, as well as a research facility and cultural center containing more than 75,000 books and related materials that focus on the experiences of people of African descent. Features include: literary collections of African-American authors, books and artifacts from Africa, the Caribbean, and North and South America, the Small Business Resource Center, a career information resource area, exhibits, seminars and special events, including The Pan African Bookfest, Jazzteenth and Kwanzaa, and resources for information on local history. The facility also features a 5,000 square foot museum.
Archbold Biological Station Library
Venus, Florida
The Archbold Biological Station Library collects material extensively in plant and animal ecology, evolutionary biology, conservation biology, limnology, entomology, ichthyology, herpetology, ornithology, mammalogy, and Florida natural history. As of 2006, the collection includes 6,690 books, 7,500 bound periodical volumes, 3,300 Florida maps and aerial photographs, and 17,000 reprints. The Library has holdings in 400 serials and subscribes to 200.
Black Archives Research Center and Museum
Tallahassee, Florida
Located in the historic 1907 Carnegie Library on the campus of Florida A & M University, the Black Archives Research Center and Museum provides important insight and information on the history of Africa and African Americans. The Black Archives was established by the Florida Legislature in 1971 and dedicated and opened to the public in 1977. Its mission is to collect, preserve, dispense and display materials relevant to the history of African Americans and black people worldwide, emphasizing especially their experiences, contributions, and interactions with other ethnic groups. More than a half million documents and thousands of artifacts from all over the world are housed in the repository, including a 500-piece Ethiopian Christian cross collection, and rare African books and maps, some dating back to the 1700s. Another special feature is the Archives' mobile unit. The unit travels throughout Florida and to neighboring states displaying historical artifacts on the contributions of African American people.
Brevard County Law Library
The Brevard County Law Library contains federal laws and Florida statutes, case law reporters, digests, treatises on law, form books and practice guides. In addition to books, selected resources are available on CD-ROM.
Florida Memory Project
The Florida Memory Project presents a selection of historical records that illustrate significant moments in Florida history, educational resources for students of all ages and archival collections for historical research. The Project utilizes selected original records, photographs and other materials from the collections of the State Library and Archives of Florida.
Florida Supreme Court Library
In addition to more than 117,000 volumes, the Supreme Court Library houses many historical documents related to the development of the Florida Supreme Court.
Karpeles Manuscript Library
Jacksonville, Florida
The Karpeles Library is the world's largest private holding of important original manuscripts and documents. The archives include documents and manuscripts such as: the proposal draft of the United States Bill of Rights; The Emancipation Proclamation Amendment to the United States Constitution; and original drafts of the National Constitutions of France, Spain and Mexico; Scientific manuscripts including Descarte and Kepler; Historical documents including Pope Lucius' Proclomation of the Sacred Duties of the Knights of the Holy Crusades; and similar monumental documents in literature, history, exploration, and art. Exhibits change quarterly. Children's program includes over 20 theme rooms for future career exploration and play for young children.
State Library and Archives of Florida
Tallahassee, Florida
The Division of Library and Information Services is the designated information resource provider for the Florida Legislature and all state agencies. It also coordinates and helps to fund activities of public libraries, provides a framework for statewide library initiatives, provides archival and records management services, and preserves, collects, and makes available the published and unpublished documentary history of the state. The Division provides many services to the general public. Services are provided in two physical locations: the Legislative Library (850-488-2812) in the Capitol, and at the R.A. Gray Building, 500 South Bronough Street, two blocks due west of the Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida (850-245-6600).
The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute Research Library
Tampa, Florida
The de la Parte Institute (FMHI) Library has been an established resource for information on mental health research, policy, and treatment for over 30 years. Its core monographic and serial collection on managed behavioral health, health care reform, outcomes and accountability, behavioral health services research, and public health policy is unique within the state university system. The library has over 40,000 monographs and 200 current journal titles, with access to online publications, webcasts, databases, and Institute reports. Library staff provide a number of services, including specialized training on database searching, literature reviews and syntheses; current awareness services, grants notification, and weekly news updates on topical areas.

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Arthur Vining Davis Library at Mote Marine Laboratory
Sarasota, Florida
The Arthur Vining Davis Library has been providing resources, reference and research for 30 years at Mote Marine Laboratory. Its collection is maintained for the support of marine research and education. The library is open to the public by appointment. Since 1955, Mote staff has produced 845 peer-reviewed papers. They are contained in the Collected Papers from Mote Marine Laboratory. The library includes more than 20,000 volumes, 400 journal titles, 138 current journal subscriptions, 2,750 cataloged reprints and more than 1,100 Mote Technical Reports. The collection reflects the research interests of the laboratory: coastal, shelf and estuarine ecology; coral reef physiology; fisheries; finfish mariculture; aquaculture; elasmobranch biology and biomedical research; fates and effects of toxins in the marine environment; marine mammals of the Gulf and Atlantic coasts; sea turtles and nautical archaeology.
Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services
Daytona Beach, Florida
If you or someone you know has trouble reading print because of an eye problem or reading disability, or has difficulty holding a book because of arthritis, a stroke, or an accident, the Braille and Talking Book Library can help keep you in touch with the world of books and magazines.
Florida Electronic Library
The Florida Electronic Library is a gateway to select Internet resources that offers access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information. Available resources include electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, and books, providing information on topics such as current events, education, business, technology, and health issues. The Florida Electronic Library offers information for all age groups, including homework help for students and resources for teachers.
Florida Institute of Phosphate Research (FIPR)
Bartow, Florida
The Florida Institute of Phosphate Research (FIPR) is a state agency created in 1978 to study phosphate issues that impact Florida’s citizens, environment and economy and to be a phosphate information resource. Scientists and engineers from throughout the world apply for FIPR grants to conduct phosphate-related studies. FIPR staff biologists, engineers and chemists also conduct in-house research.
Legislative Library Service
The Legislative Library Service is located within the Florida Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services. The Division provides direct library services to state government; develops library services statewide; and provides archival and records management services, technical assistance, education, financial aid, and cooperative services. Within this framework, the Legislative Library Service provides priority information and research services to the members and staff of the Florida Legislature. The library also serves the information needs of other state departments and agencies and assists the general public with legislative research.
Ringling Museum of Art Library
Sarasota, Florida
The Ringling Museum of Art Library is one of the largest art museum libraries in the Southeast United States, containing almost 70,000 holdings, including books, exhibition catalogues, periodicals, and auction catalogues. The Library contains almost 70,000 volumes and exhibition catalogs and has more than 100 current periodical titles. The Library conducts and supports research on the Museum's collection of Italian and European Baroque art, 20th Century Art, Decorative Arts, Peter Paul Rubens, Contemporary Art, and Photography. The Library collects research materials encompassing the entire history of art, art education and conservation and houses a collection of rare books from the 16th to 20th centuries, including the personal library of John Ringling. The Library has extensive ephemeral files on artists in the Ringling collection, the Museum complex, and artist and museum files from around the world.
SUNLINK
The SUNLINK database indexes over 2 million titles from almost 3,000 schools (K-12) in 67 districts in the state of Florida, including 31,627 cataloged educational web sites, 546,155 book cover images, 500 images from the Florida Memory Project, 34 Florida Department of Education Project records, and almost 2,000 files of streaming video from Annenberg Media.

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American Memory
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.
America's Story from America's Library
This Web site is brought to you from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the largest library in the world and the nation's library. The site was designed especially with young people in mind, but there are great stories for people of all ages.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library's mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.

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A Home Away from Home: Libraries & Homeschoolers
Lora Shinn
According to a 2003 study by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), when homeschoolers were asked about their primary source of books and/or curriculum, 78 percent named their public library. This article offers ideas for outreach and support to homeschooling families, including ideas for creating a homeschool information hot spot, touring the library with homeschool groups, offering targeted programs and more.
Homeschool Library Connection
The library can be an awesome resource for homeschoolers, but is useless if it doesn't carry the books that homeschoolers need. The sole purpose of the Homeschool Library Connection email list is to help homeschoolers make purchasing suggestions to their public libraries.
Homeschooling and Libraries
This blog is written by Adrienne Furness and represents efforts to explore the homeschooling world and help librarians build good relationships with homeschooling families. Adrienne is a freelance writer and Children's Librarian at the Webster Public Library outside of Rochester, New York.
There's No Place Like… the Library!
Sophia Sayigh
On the rewards of the library-homeschool relationship, with practical suggestions of ways libraries can cultivate relationships with homeschoolers.
What Are Homeschool Families Looking for in a Library?
Johnsburg Public Library Homeschool Resource Center
This report compiles the results from 111 surveys collected from homeschool families by the Johnsburg Public Library Homeschool Resource Center. It gives an interesting insight into the needs of homeschoolers and how public libraries can meet those needs.


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