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About PPLC

The Pinellas Public Library Cooperative serves Pinellas County residents in member cities and the unincorporated county. The Cooperative office provides coordination of activities and funding as well as marketing services for the following 15 member libraries.

Clearwater Public Library System Dunedin Library East Lake Community Library
Gulf Beaches Library Gulfport Library Largo Library
Oldsmar Library Palm Harbor Library Barbara S. Ponce Public Library
Pinellas Talking Book Library Safety Harbor Library St. Petersburg Library System
St. Pete Beach Library Seminole Community Library Tarpon Springs Library

Each member library provides access to information, materials, and programs for the enrichment of individual and community life.


Pinellas Public Library Cooperative is located in Pinellas County, Florida. The county is bordered by Tampa Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, and Pasco and Hillsborough counties. The county has 71 square miles of water. The average January temperature is 62° F, and the average August temperature is 82°F. The average annual rainfall is 54.53 inches.

Pinellas County was established in 1911 from a portion of Hillsborough County. The name is derived from Spanish "Punto Pinal," meaning "point of pines."