Florida Public Libraries
North Palm Beach Public Library
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.
Brevard County Libraries
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.
Suwannee River Regional Library
Live Oak, FL 32064
Phone: 386-362-2317 Branch libraries includ Branford, Greenville, Jasper, Jennings, Lee, Live Oak, Madison, and White Springs.
Hendry County Public Library System
Clewiston, FL 33440
Phone: 863-983-1493 The Hendry County Public Library System serves residents of Hendry County with branches in LaBelle and Clewiston.
Gadsden County Public Library System
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.
Seminole Community Library
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.
Three Rivers Regional Library System
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.
Northwest Regional Library System
Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: 850-522-2100 The Northwest Regional Library System serves residents in Bay, Gulf, and Liberty counties.
Oldsmar Public Library
Oldsmar, FL 34677
Phone: 813-749-1178 The Oldsmar Public Library serves the community with lending resources, children's and teen services, and more.
Levy County Public Library System
Jefferson County Public Library
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.
Lantana Public Library
Lantana, Fl. 33462
Phone: 561-540-5740 The Lantana Public Library provides access to resource materials, books, magazines, and offers public computer workstations.
Delray Beach Public Library
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.
Gulfport Public Library
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.
Hialeah Public Libraries
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.
West Palm Beach Public Library
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.
Palm Harbor Library
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.
Volusia County Public Library
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.
Hernando County Public Library System
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.
Walton County Public Library System
Dunedin Public Library
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!
Nassau County Public Library System
Polk County Library Cooperative
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.
Riviera Beach Public Library
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.
New Port Richey Public Library
New Port Richey, FL
Phone: 727-853-1279 The New Port Richey Public Library offers lending materials, free internet access, classes, and programs.
Lynn Haven Library
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.
Franklin County Public Library
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.
St. Petersburg Public Library System
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
St. Lucie County Library System
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.
Pasco County Library System
Hudson, FL 34667
Phone: 727-861-3020 Branches are located in Holiday, Hudson, Dade City, Land O'Lakes, Zephyrhills, and New Port Richey.
Miami-Dade Public Library System
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.
North Miami Public Library
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.
Jacksonville Public Library
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.
LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library
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.
Collier County Public Library
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.
Brockway Memorial Library
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.
Wakulla County Public Library
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.
Sumter County Library System
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.
Palm Beach County Library System
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.
Boynton Beach Library
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.
Manatee County Public Library System
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.
West Florida Regional Libray
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.
Taylor County Public Library
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.
Marion County Public Library System
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.
Apalachicola Municipal Library
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.
St. Johns County Public Library System
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.
Alachua County Library District
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.
Eustis Memorial Library
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.
East Lake Community Library
Palm Harbor, FL 34685
Phone: 727-773-2665 The East Lake Community Library serves residents in Palm Harbor, Florida.
Martin County Library System
Stuart, FL 34996
Phone: 772-288-5702 Enhance the lifelong learning of our diverse community through education, recreation, cultural emersion and intellectual stimulation.
Altamonte Springs Public Library
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.
New River Public Library Cooperative
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.
Boca Raton Public Library
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.
Charlotte-Glades Library System
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Phone: 941-766-READ (7323) Serves residents with branches in Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, and Englewood.
Panhandle Public Library Cooperative System
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.
Lake County Library System
Safety Harbor Public Library
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.
Clay County Public Library
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.
Flagler County Public Library
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.
Lake Worth Public Library
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.
Palm Springs Public Library
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.
Maitland Public Library
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.
Tarpon Springs Public Library
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.
Santa Rosa County Library System
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.
St. Pete Beach Library
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.
Putnam County Library System
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.
Indian River County Library System
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.
Monroe County Public Library System
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.
Sarasota County Libraries
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941-861-5468 Serves residents in Sarasota County with eight locations.
Pinellas Public Library Cooperative
Clearwater, FL 33755
Phone: 727-441-8408 The Pinellas Public Library Cooperative serves Pinellas County residents in member cities and the unincorporated county.
Osceola County Library System
Kissimee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-742-8888 The Osceola County Library System serves residents of Osceola County with seven branches.
Lee County Library System
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.
Seminole County Public Library System
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.
Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative
Heartland Library Cooperative
Orange County Library System
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.
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.
Citrus County Library System
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.
Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative
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.
Broward County Library
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.
Clearwater Public Libraries
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.
Doreen Gauthier Lighthouse Point Library
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.
Gulf Beaches Public Library
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.
Academic Libraries in Florida
Florida Gulf Coast University Library Services
University of Tampa, Macdonald-Kelce Library
Florida Community College of Jacksonville Library
Nova Southeastern University Libraries
University of South Florida Shimberg Health Sciences Library
Peter H. Armacost Library at Eckerd College
Everglades University Library
Polk Community College Libraries
South Florida Community College Library
College of Central Florida Learning Resource Center
Florida International University Libraries
New College of Florida Jane Bancroft Cook Library
Indian River Community College Libraries
North Florida Community Collge Library
AIU South Florida School Library
University of Central Florida Library
University of North Florida Thomas G. Carpenter Library
Seminole Community College Library
St. Petersburg College Library
Palm Beach Atlantic University Warren Library
Valencia Community College East Campus Library
Bethune-Cookman University Carl S. Swisher Library
University of South Florida Libraries
Everest University Libraries
Miami Dade College Library
Manatee Community College Library
Brevard Community College Library
Santa Fe College Lawrence W. Tyree Library
Florida State University Libraries
Warner Southern College
Valencia Community College Osceola Library
Florida State University Dirac Science Library
Florida Institute of Technology Library
Edison State College Library
Florida Atlantic University Libraries
Stetson University College of Law Library
Tallahassee Community College Library
Florida State Law Research Center
Broward College University/College Library
St. Thomas University Library
Chipola College Library
Florida State College/Okaloosa-Walton College Learning Resource Center
Clearwater Christian College Library
University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries
Jacksonville University Carl S. Swisher Library
Florida Coastal School of Law Library and Technology Center
Valencia Community College Winter Park Library
Gulf Coast Community College Library
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Libraries
University of West Florida Libraries
Hillsborough Community College Libraries
Florida Southern College Roux Library
Florida Christian College Library
Flagler College Proctor Library
University of South Florida St. Petersburg Nelson Poynter Library
University of South Florida Libraries
University of Miami Libraries
Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library
Valencia Community College West Campus Library
Florida Keys Community College Library
Lake Sumter Community College
Troy University Library
Stetson University duPont-Ball Library
The Barnacle Historic State Park
Lynn University Library
Olin Library at Rollins College
Florida A&M University Libraries
Research Libraries in Florida
Karpeles Manuscript Library
Black Archives Research Center and Museum
Archbold Biological Station Library
The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute Research Library
State Library and Archives of Florida
Florida Memory Project
African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
Brevard County Law Library
Florida Supreme Court Library
Other Libraries in Florida
Florida Institute of Phosphate Research (FIPR)
Legislative Library Service
Arthur Vining Davis Library at Mote Marine Laboratory
Ringling Museum of Art Library
Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services
Florida Electronic Library
America's Story from America's Library
Library of Congress
Libraries & Homeschoolers: Working Together
Homeschooling Families Tap into Library Services, from Storytime to Science Equipment
Across the country, librarians are stepping up to serve families who choose to educate their children themselves. Libraries have an important role in advancing education in whatever format. Many libraries offer events for homeschool families and offer programs and services that cater to home educators.
Homeschoolers and the Public Library
Public libraries are invaluable tools for DIY educators and home education. Home-based educators utilize various curriculum sources to assist in teaching. The National Center for Educational Statistics published a survey from 2012, in which 70% of homeschooled parents cite the public library as their most valued resource. This article, written for the American Library Association, details how librarians can meet the needs and work in partnership with homeschooling families.
Homeschool Library Connection
Homeschooling and Libraries: New Solutions and Opportunities
Homeschools are alwsy looking for alternative ways of schooling that do not necessarily reflect what a typical classroom looks like. Since homeschooling is so diverse across families, information institutions, including public, academic, school, and special libraries may find it challenging to meet all their needs and desires. This collection of essays offers approaches and strategies from library professionals and veteran homeschoolers on how to best serve the needs and experiences of homeschooled youth. This book includes information on special needs homeschooling, gifted students, and African American students as well.
How to Homeschool Using Only the Library
The library is a wonderful resource for any homeschool parent. The resources found there help to enrich the curriculum or you can even use the library for all of your homeschooling material. These tips will help you get the most out of your local library.
Homeschooling and Libraries
A Home Away from Home: Libraries & Homeschoolers
Homeschoolers and Public Libraries: A Synergistic Relationship
Homeschoolers are commonly heavy users of their local libraries. Statistics show that more than 78 percent of home educators use the public library as their primary resource for curriculum supported materials. So, how do libraries become educational “hubs” for homeschoolers? They develop programs and services to support this burgeoning population by offering programs, digital information, and events that support homeschooling families. The energy and vibrant curiosity that home-educated children have, and the commitment and support their parents contribute, make libraries a better place for all.
Libraries and Homeschools: The Perfect Partnership
This articles details all the ways that libraries can assist and support homeschoolers, including meeting spaces, collections of local materials, lectures and programs, book discussions, foreign language materials, and so much more.
Homeschoolers’ Experiences with the Public Library
The purpose of this study was to understand the experiences of homeschoolers using the public library. A phenomenological design using interviews, a survey, and a writing prompt was used to give voice to the public library experiences of seven homeschool participants. From the data, three primary themes surfaced. First, most of the participants felt that the library was a home away from home. Next, many of the participants valued how the public library saved them money, and finally, many of the participants voiced a desire for more library daytime programs, especially daytime programs that catered to older, homeschooled children.
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