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Florida Collection

Looking for a treasure trove of materials about Florida’s past, present and future? Check out our Florida Collection. 

  • One of the most comprehensive collections of Floridiana.
  • Materials covering all aspects of Florida’s past, present and future.
  • Books, periodicals, manuscripts, pamphlets, maps, newspapers, clippings, broadsides, memorabilia and pictures.
  • Covers wildlife, business, agriculture, the arts, fiction, education, government and history.
  • 60,000 items in collection.

Use Policies

  • Sign in and out with reference staff.
  • Materials in the Florida Collection must be used IN the library. You cannot check them out.
    • Although these materials do not circulate, we often have circulating copies of newer materials. Please ask a reference librarian if you need assistance. 
  • You may bring in:
    • Pencils
    • Note cards
    • Loose blank papers
    • Ring bingers without materials in pockets
    • Portable computing devices
    • Cameras
    • Light wraps (such as sweaters and shawls)
  • You may NOT bring:
    • Food or drinks
    • Ink pens or any form of ink
    • Briefcases, bags or purses
    • Envelopes or other containers
    • Books or other materials which might be confused with Florida Collection holdings
  • We provide lockers at no charge for storing personal items.


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