Archives Awareness Week - Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library

Even though we are safer at home this year, we can all still celebrate Tampa's unique history and archive collections found at the Hillsborough County Public Library via the web at:


Library Photo Archive Collection: Hillsborough Libraries Then and Now

See how we've grown! HCPLC Digital Collections are full of library history treasures, and this selection of photographs showcases the beautiful ways -big and small- some of our buildings have changed over the years. 


Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection: Grand Homes of Tampa Bay

There’s no place like home! Explore grand Tampa Bay historic homes through a curated selection of photographs from our Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection.

The Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection, consisting of nearly 19,000 images stored at the John F. Germany Library, is a visual link to Tampa Bay's past and heritage.


Florida Collection Newsletter

Are you up to date on Florida History and Genealogy?  Explore our latest Florida Collection and Genealogy Collection newsletters.  Sign up for our curated event and book lists to receive future issues.


Exploring Historic Homes Book List

Florida has always had a rich history in creating unique, striking architecture and home designs.  This book list gives you some resources to rediscover Florida's Historic Homes.


Robert W. Saunders Library

Personal Archiving

Explore what it means to create a personal archive.  Maintain your family’s history and personal documents by learning how to organize and preserve photographs and documents with tips from Hillsborough County Public Library’s History and Genealogy librarians.  Catch the live stream of the presentation on Tuesday, July 14, 6:30p.m., and register here:

View Personal Archiving PDF.

Census: Then and Now

This session will look forward at Census 2020 and back at census records using the library’s history and genealogy databases. Plus: live Q&A!

To register for this program: