We prioritize the health and safety of the public and our employees.
After careful consideration, the State Library and the State Archives of Florida
as well as the Capitol Branch of the State Library will be closed to the public until further notice.
Please contact us Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern, at 850.245.6607 for more information.
Please join us in honoring the memory of former State Librarian Cecil Beach, who passed away in September of 2020.
Cecil Beach’s career spanned from the 1940s, to well into the 21st century, during which time he helped change the way libraries serve their communities and interact with other educational and cultural institutions.
In 1970, Cecil served as the fourth president of the Florida Library Association, and in 1971, he began his tenure as State Librarian in Tallahassee, designing and overseeing construction of the new State Library building. To this day, the R.A. Gray Building he helped design houses the State Library and State Archives.
During his time as State Librarian, state aid for Florida libraries grew significantly, as did the number of counties eligible to receive these funds, and the State Library created a new interlibrary loan service.
Cecil Beach will be missed.
Please read more about Cecil's career and accomplishments on his State Librarian page.
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- The FEL is a gateway to digital magazines, journal articles, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias and books.
- Available to all Florida citizens.
- Search for job openings in Florida libraries.
- Job seekers can post their resumes.
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R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250
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