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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

September 12 - October 30, 2019

Diáspora/Diaspora by the Coalition of Hispanic Artists

painting: Transitions by Cheryl Kindernecht

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month - a time to recognize the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. As part of this recognition, the Louise & Arnold Kotler Art Gallery will showcase the artwork of local artists from the Coalition of Hispanic Artists (CHA). The exhibition “Diáspora/Diaspora” will feature works in photography, drawing, paint, sculptures, and poetry.

The opening art reception will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. The art reception will host the Coalition of Hispanic Artists first poetry contest, featuring unpublished works, written in Spanish, with a free theme. Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments.

Funded by the Friends of the John F. Germany Public Library.

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