John F. Germany Public Library
900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, Florida 33602-3704
Florida History & Genealogy Library
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 comprehensive research tools and local history collections.
The John F. Germany Library also serves as the local branch library for the downtown area and surrounding communities by offering popular materials such as bestsellers, music, videos, audio books, and more to customers of all ages.
Our computer labs and PCs provide a supportive environment for electronic access and learning. Meeting rooms of varying sizes are available for public use.
A variety of fun and 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 environment, including the Bella Apollonia sculpture, and rotating exhibits in the Louise & Arnold Kotler Art Gallery on the second floor, exhibits the work of local and regional artists.
If you like books and bargains, visit Grover's Corners, the Friends of the Library Bookstore, located on the first floor.
More About The John F. Germany Library
June 10 - 30, 2018
Aquatic Impressions by Judy Bales
Aquatic Impressions by Judy Bales is a focus of Bales' favorite subject: marine life and environments. A Tampa Bay resident for over 20 years, Bales specializes in painting and printmaking. Learn about the process of printmaking by viewing a display of the tools and plates she uses to create her art.
The Art of Jayde Archbold
Jayde Archbold uses vibrant colors while exploring patterns found in architecture, fabrics, and cultures from around the world. She restructures these shapes and patterns into a decorative style. Archbold is a 2017 Gasparilla Festival of the Arts emerging artist and has received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art in 2016 from the University of South Florida.
Join us for an art reception on June 23rd from 2 - 4 p.m. to meet both of the artists and enjoy light refreshments.