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About Us

Division of Library and Information Services

Our overall mission is to promote and enhance library, records management and archival services for the state of Florida. We seek to ensure access to information resources for the citizens of Florida, government agencies, libraries, businesses and educational institutions. 

Specifically, the Division operates: 

  • The State Library and Archives of Florida in downtown Tallahassee
  • A second branch of the Library and Archives in the Capitol Building
  • Florida's records management program, including the State Records Center
  • The Bureau of Library Development

The State Library of Florida

Who We Are
  • Primary information resource provider for the Florida state government since 1845.
  • Serving state agencies, the legislature and Florida residents.
  • Issued over 10,000 library cards.
  • Served over 22,000 users in person, on the phone, via email and online. 

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The State Archives of Florida

The Archives collects, preserves, and makes available for research:

  • Historically significant records of the state.
  • Private manuscripts that trace the cultural, economic, military, religious and social development of Florida.
  • Local government records.
  • Photographs.
  • Materials that complement official state records.

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How Do I Donate to the Archives? 

Records Management

Records management is about making sure information is available when and where you need it.

  • Control and manage the flow of information.
  • Retain, store and dispose of records.
  • Control and manage administrative operations.
  • Manage your records when you create, use, store and destroy them.

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Library Development

Library development supports public libraries in Florida, helping them to improve and expand their services. Our consultants provide invaluable help with: 

  • Grant funding
  • Continuing education
  • E-Government
  • Leadership
  • Technical assistance
  • And much more

Division Director

Read about the State Librarian and Division Director. 

Other Programs

 

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.