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C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library
2607 E. Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33610
813-273-3652

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Exterior front of C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library

Services

In addition to the technology common to all locations and a number of meeting spaces, the C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library has:

Gallery

Matthew Gregory Community Room
Meeting rooms A & B
Recording studio
Book shelves and study room
Book shelves and public computers
Lounge area
Lobby with seating
Spacious stairwell
Open reading area
Exterior side view with American flag
Front entrace of building
Exterior side view with large oak tree
Wide view of library exterior
Wide view of library exterior in evening

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Overview

The 25,000 square foot C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library, located in east Tampa, offers a collection of popular materials for customers of all ages as well as a variety of meeting spaces, computers, state-of-the-art technology and instruction, early literacy and family events, and job seeking resources and assistance.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library are active supporters and advocates for the library. They operate a book store in the lobby of the branch and proceeds from book sales are used to fund library programs and to support other library operations.

History

The C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library opened to the public in May 2019. Construction of the 25,000 square foot building was funded by the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners and a grant from the Florida Department of State, Division of Library Services and the State of Florida.

The library first opened as the College Hill Public Library in June 1989 in an 800 square foot double wide trailer which served as a temporary facility until more permanent quarters were built. The original building opened in February 1994 and was renamed in 2010 in honor of C. Blythe Andrews, Jr., owner-publisher of the Florida Sentinel Bulletin.