The State Library's Florida Collection houses a treasure trove of materials about Florida's past, present, and future.
Wildlife, business, agriculture, the arts, fiction, education, government, and history are some of the topics that researchers, students, and all fans of Florida can explore in the Florida Collection.
Information is in a variety of formats including books, pamphlets, manuscripts, newspapers, broadsides, maps, clippings, pictures, and microforms. The Florida Public Documents collection includes information and material published by Florida government from territorial days to the present.
The Florida Collection is located in the Dorothy Dodd Room in the R.A. Gray Building. The room is named after the first State Archivist, Dr. Dorothy Dodd, who was appointed in 1941 and served as State Librarian from 1952 until 1965. Throughout her tenure at the State Library, she actively preserved valuable Floridiana. With her foresight and knowledge of the state and its history, she built a collection of outstanding scope and depth.
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COLLECTION USE AND POLICIESHours
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Materials from the Florida Collection do not circulate, and must be used in the library.
A photocopier is available for public use. Microfilm and microfiche reader/printers, and Internet-accessible computers are available for up to one hour's use by individual patrons. Copies are $0.10 (10 cents) per page.
FLORIDA BIOGRAPHY AND CITATION INDEXThe Florida Biography and Citation Index contains references to biographical information on the state's notable people and related subjects in the books, periodicals, vertical files, newspapers and maps of the Florida Collection. Some of the resources indexed are rare, but many are current periodicals that might be found in your own local library.
To search the index, choose SEARCH THE INDEX below. At the next page, choose "State Library and Archives of Florida" in the "Library" drop-down box, and "Florida Biography and Citation Index" in the "location" box. You may then enter any names or keywords to search.
MAPSA collection of more than 2000 maps of Florida dating from the sixteenth century to today is part of the State Library's Florida Collection. Maps include, for example, early maps of exploration, bird's eye view maps, and Florida highway maps. Maps are listed in the online catalog and are available for use in the Library.
External site not maintained by the Department of State.