All library locations are closed Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, for Thanksgiving.
Remember when Jacksonville Beach boasted a lively boardwalk with a Ferris wheel? Do you recall the aftermath of Hurricane Dora in 1964? Look back at Jacksonville’s past through photographs taken from the 1940s – 1990s. Read actual telegraphs and see historic images from Jacksonville’s Great Fire of 1901. Browse vintage postcards that evoke memories of Old Florida from yesteryear. It’s all part of the Digital Library Collection.
What did Florida look like on a map in 1522?
Unless you’ve journeyed up to the fourth floor of our Main Library, you may not know about our extensive map collection. The Lewis Ansbacher Map Collection features over 240 antiquarian maps from all over the world.