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    What's New

    ARPA grant funds available

    The Department of State has received $6,735,385 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). 

    ARPA funds support libraries in helping communities respond directly and immediately to the pandemic, as well as to related economic and community needs through equitable approaches in digital inclusion and library services.

    Read about the timeline and other details about the application process.

    New Records Management handbook

    The new Managing Florida's Public Records (PDF) handbook:

    • Combines Basics of Records Management, Electronic Records and Records Management Practices, and Files Management handbooks.
    • Introduces legal and regulatory requirements, steps in starting and conducting a records management program, and guidelines for managing both paper and electronic records.
    • Great introduction for citizens interested in Florida public records management requirements and practices.

    Additional Resources

    Florida Information

    • Search for information on government, tourism, healthcare, the environment, legal resources, retirement and more. 
    • Formerly the Florida Government Information Locator Service (FGILS). 

    Florida Memory

    • Search and view thousands of historic photographs, videos, documents, audio recordings and more. 
    • Educational resources for students of all ages. 

    Florida Electronic Library 

    • The FEL is a gateway to digital magazines, journal articles, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias and books. 
    • Available to all Florida citizens. 

    Florida Library Jobs 

    • Search for job openings in Florida libraries. 
    • Job seekers can post their resumes. 

    Meetings and Notices

    • Download our public comment policy. 
    • View current and past meetings and notices with links to their agendas. 

    Contact

    Contact Information

    Address:

    R.A. Gray Building
    500 South Bronough Street
    Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250

    Phone: 850.245.6600

    Fax: 850.245.6735

    Email: [email protected]

    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.

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