Library Mission Statement

The State Library of Florida has two missions.  We:

  • Provide information to the state government of Florida.
  • Collect and preserve the published history of Florida.  

The State Library, as part of the Division of Library and Information Services, has the privilege of serving as the information provider for state agency employees and the Florida Legislature and legislative staff.  Section 257.04(4), Florida Statutes, states that the Division “shall maintain and provide research and information services for all state agencies.”  The material in our collection is here to help the employees of Florida’s state government better serve its citizens.  

The State Library has been building our Florida history collection for over 150 years. Many of our items are one of a kind, making this one of the most unique and comprehensive collections about Florida and Floridians in existence.