Seminole Heights Branch Library4711 Central Ave.
Tampa, FL 33603-3905
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Temporarily Closed for New Building Construction
We encourage you to visit any of the following nearby neighborhood libraries for full service while the new Seminole Heights Library is being built. Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this time, we look forward to seeing you at the locations listed below:
- North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 North Blvd.
- C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Library, 2607 E. Dr. M.L. King, Jr. Blvd.
- Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Library, 1505 Nebraska Ave.
- John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive
For more details, please visit the county building project webpage.
About the Seminole Heights Branch Library
Seminole Heights is one of Tampa's oldest residential areas and home to two nationally designated historical districts -- Seminole Heights and Hampton Terrace. Most buildings were constructed in the early 20th century, and many homes are classic bungalows. The Seminole Heights Branch Library is nestled in this historic community on the corner of Central Avenue and Osborne Avenue. The library serves the needs of a diverse clientele, including students from nearby schools (Hillsborough High School and Memorial Middle School are right across the street) and the many families that live in the neighborhood.
Friends of the Library
The Seminole Heights Branch Library has a Friends of the Library group. The Friends maintain a book sale area and are active supporters and advocates for the library. This group works cooperatively with long time supporters, the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association (OSHNA) and the South and Southeast Seminole Heights Neighborhood groups.
Founded in 1927 as one of seven city libraries, the Seminole Heights Branch has grown into a heavily utilized neighborhood branch of the Hillsborough County Library System. Although the library went through a series of relocations over the years, the current facility was dedicated on April 25, 1965 at a cost of $69,000 and built by Architect George M. Gutierrez of Tampa.
This branch does not feature a public art collection.
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