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John F. Germany Public Library
900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, Florida 33602-3704

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In addition to the technology common to all locations and a number of meeting spaces, the John F. Germany Library has assistive technology.

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John F. Germany Public 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.

Art Exhibits

November 2 - December 29, 2019

The Heart Gallery of Tampa

The Louise and Arnold Kotler Art Gallery presents The Heart Gallery of Tampa. The mission of the Heart Gallery of Tampa is to raise awareness of Tampa’s waiting foster children, engage the community in their welfare and secure permanent, loving adoptive families. By photographing these children in their best light, capturing their hope, their vulnerability, their pride, the Heart Gallery brings the cause of adoption into the hearts of millions of caring citizens each year.

The art reception, held on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m., will host local author Liz Sutherland as she discusses her book, No Ordinary Liz, chronicling her incredible life story of surviving an abusive household and being thrust into foster care. This book, both memoir and guidebook, is designed to offer hope for those in and out of the foster care system, as well as support and resources for agencies, youth aging out of foster care and foster parents.

Enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the John F. Germany Public Library.

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