Florida History & Genealogy Library
2nd Floor, West Building
The 140,000 square foot John F. Germany Public Library serves as the reference hub and resource center for all citizens of Hillsborough County and as the flagship library of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System.
Professional staff are here to provide you with timely, accurate answers to your basic information requests and to facilitate your in-depth research-whether for school, business or personal projects. The John F. Germany Public Library is home to several in-depth research and local history collections (listed above).
The John F. Germany Library also serves as the local branch library for the downtown area and surrounding communities by offering popular materials - bestsellers, music, videos, books-on-tape, and more - to customers of all ages.
Our computer labs and PCs provide a supportive environment for electronic access and learning. Meeting rooms, both small and large, are available for public use.
A variety of fun & educational programs - for children and adults - are presented throughout the year. These events and classes are designed to increase research and computer skills, facilitate information access and foster the love of reading.
For art lovers, a permanent art collection enhances the ambience of the facility, including the Bella Apollonia sculpture, and rotating exhibits in the Louise & Arnold Kotler Art Gallery on 2 East exhibits the works of local and regional artists.
And if you are a book lover and bargain seeker, visit Grover's Corners, the Friends of the Library Bookstore, located on the first floor of the East building.