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Special Collections in Member Libraries

Special collections are scattered throughout member libraries throughout the county. These collections include:

Clearwater

  • Clearwater Sun Archives - Main Library
  • Wickman Collection - A collection of books and materials about boating, yachting, and the sea - Main Library
  • Leadership Collection - A collection of books and materials on business leaders and leadership methods - Main Library
  • Florida Collection - A collection of books and materials (fiction and non-fiction) on the State of Florida - Main Library
  • African American Collection - North Greenwood Branch

Dunedin

  • In addition to the standard fiction, genre fiction and non-fiction collections in regular and Large Print for all ages, the Dunedin Public Library has an excellent audio-visual collection. This collection features DVDs, videos, audiobooks on CD and cassette, music CDs and interactive CD ROMs.
  • John A. Mease, Jr. Genealogical Collection - mostly early New England sources Morton Plant Mease medical reference collection

Gulf Beaches

  • Foreign Films
  • Florida Collection
  • Westerns
  • Art - "How to" (Watercolors)
  • Large Print
  • African American Films

Gulfport Public Library

  • Russian Language Collection
  • Gabber Archives
  • Gulfport Gabber Archives

Largo

  • Genealogy
  • Local History
  • Small Business Resource Center
  • English Language Learning
  • Spanish Language Collection
  • Parent/Teacher Collection

Palm Harbor Library

  • Dr. Teddy
  • Adaptive Toys
  • First Steps to Go
  • LP's with turntable
  • Business Center
  • Spanish Collection (Adult & Juvenile)
  • Literacy Collection
  • Florida Collection
  • Robin Dombrowsky Genealogical Collection

Barbara S. Ponce Public Library

  • Spanish Language Collection
  • Adult New Reader (literacy) Collection
  • Professional Collection - resources for teachers and homeschool parents
  • Bilingual and Sign Language Collection - juvenile materials for learning foreign languages (primarily Spanish) and sign language instruction

Safety Harbor

  • Historical Safety Harbor Herald Newspapers from 1925 - 1972. Full sheets in archival encapsulation. May be viewed in the library.
  • Deaf Collection
  • Literacy Collection
  • Spanish Collection

St Petersburg

  • Florida History/St. Petersburg History (reference collection)
  • St. Petersburg Times microfilm
  • St. Petersburg Evening Independent microfilm
  • Florida Index (subject index to St. Pete Times and other Florida publications)
  • Pinellas County city directories (from c. 1916, with gaps)
  • Government Documents collection (33% federal documents depository, plus Florida state documents)

St. Pete Beach

  • Sister City Collection - British-themed books, magazines and videos related to St. Pete Beach's friendship and cultural link with Sandown, Isle of Wight, England
  • Florida Collection - fiction, history, biography, travel, cooking, gardening about the Sunshine State

Seminole

  • Parent Teacher Collection - resources on parenting, teaching, and homeschooling (located in the children's department, and designated with the letters PTC at the beginning of the call number)

Tarpon Springs

  • Peska Business Center
  • Genealogy Collection
  • Florida Collection
  • Foreign Language Collection, with an emphasis on Greek and Spanish
  • Depository for materials on Stauffer Chemical Company Superfund Site and Tampa Bay Water Gulf Coast Desalination Project