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Closing April 15, 2017

The new C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library is scheduled to open Winter 2018. During construction, limited services will be available at nearby locations.

C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library New Building Project

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

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Services

During the C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library construction, the following services will be available at the locations listed below:

  • Printing
  • Copying
  • Faxing
  • Free Internet/Computer Use
  • Reserved materials pickup

Cyrus Greene Recreation Center

2101 E. Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd., Tampa, FL 33610
May 1 - 31, 2017
August 6, 2017 - December 2018
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Ragan Park

1200 E. Lake Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
June 1 - July 31, 2017
June 1 - July 31, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

2017 Bookmobile and Cybermobile Schedules

The Bookmobile and the Cybermobile will be available at the First Baptist Church of College Hill, 3838 N. 29th St., Tampa, FL 33610

Bookmobile

May 8 - 9:15 a.m. - 10 a.m.
May 10, 31 - 2:50 p.m. - 4 p.m
June 19 - 9:15 a.m. - 10 a.m.
June 21 - 2:50 p.m - 4 p.m.
July 10 - 9:15 a.m. - 10 a.m.
July 12 - 2:50 p.m. - 4 p.m.
July 31 - 9:15 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Cybermobile

May 2, 4, 16, 18 - 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
May 9, 23 - 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
June 1, 13, 15, 27, 29 - 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
June 6, 20 - 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
July 11, 13, 25, 27 - 9:30 a.m.

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Overview

The C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library, formerly known as the College Hill Branch Library, is located on Martin Luther King Boulevard in East Tampa. It is a medium-sized library with a collection of approximately 33,000 items including books, recorded books, magazines, music CDs, and DVDs. Internet access is provided through public library computers and WiFi connectivity. The library routinely offers a variety of programs and computer training classes for children, teens, and adults. A large community room and a small meeting room are available for public use, and an after-hours book drop is located at the building entrance.

Friends of the Library

This branch receives support from the Ada T. Payne Friends of the Urban Libraries, active supporters and advocates for the library. Proceeds from their fundraising efforts directly benefit this branch, the Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Library, and the West Tampa Library. Bookstores run by the Friends are located in all three locations.

History

The library first opened as the College Hill Public Library on June 16, 1989 in an 800 square foot, double wide trailer which served as a temporary facility until more permanent quarters were built. The current building opened in February 1994, and was renamed in 2010 for C. Blythe Andrews, Jr., a publisher of the Florida Sentinel Bulletin.

Library Art

The C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Library features two lithographs in the main reading room area: No Place Like Home, 1990 by Louis Delsarte and With Honors, 1989 by Synthia Saint James.

Twenty-one Burgert Brothers' black-and-white photograph reproductions primarily depicting local African-American images are also included in the library's art collection.