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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. 

What We Do 

  • Collect, preserve and provide access to the published history of Florida.
  • Collect and make available state government publications through the Florida Depository Program.  
  • Read our mission statement to learn more. 

What We Have

  • Over 700,000 available items, including books, magazines, and newspapers
  • 2000 +  maps of Florida
  • Over 180,000 photographs
  • Over 200,000 government documents
  • Genealogy books and online resources
  • Many varied online information resources 

Florida Electronic Library

The FEL is a collection of more than 50 million online information resources – a gateway to digital:

  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Almanacs
  • Encyclopedias
  • Books
  • Ask a Librarian reference service

Florida residents download over 17 million articles each year from the FEL.

The Capitol Branch

The Capitol Branch of the State Library of Florida:           

  • Combines public administration and legal resources.
  • Provides priority research and information services to members of the Florida Legislature and their staffs.
  • Assists general public with legislative research.

Plan Your Visit

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.