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Plan Your Visit

The State Library & Archives will be closed Thursday, September 5, 2019, while our reading room gets some improvements. Staff will be present to answer phones. 

We will open again on Friday, September 6, 2019. Hope to see you then! 

Special Saturday hours

The reference room will be open to the public from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the following Saturdays in 2019:

  • September 14
  • October 12
  • November 16
  • December 7

Physical location

State Library and Archives of Florida
R.A. Gray Building, Second Floor
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250


Hours and holidays

Regular hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
We are closed weekends and state holidays.


  • Park in Lot E, the parking garage adjacent to the building.
    • Ask for a parking token at the circulation desk to keep from paying the $5 fee when exiting this garage.
  • Park in any of the metered spaces on Martin Luther King Boulevard at the rear of the building.
  • Bus parking is available at the rear of the building.
  • Additional parking is available at Kleman Plaza (Bronough/Duval Street) and the Civic Center (Pensacola Street).

Resources available in person/on-site only


  • Databases available on-site only
  • Get a library card
  • All microfilm


  • Access to records
  • Research and technical assistance
  • Copies of Archives materials
  • Tours of our facility can be arranged for small educational and civic groups and interested individuals. 
    • Tours must be scheduled in advance.
    • Tours are only offered during business hours. 

Phone and fax


850.245.6600 Phone
850.245.6688 TDD 
800.955.8771 Florida Relay Service 
850.245.6651 Reference Fax
850.245.6744 Lending Services Fax 


850.245.6700 Phone
850.245.6688 TDD
800.955.8771 Florida Relay Service
850.488.4894 Reference Fax

Policies and fees

Public computers and internet use

  • You may use an internet-accessible computer for up to one hour. 
  • Read our Internet Use Policy

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.