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Hemming Park aerial view

Go beyond the wall with our Digital library Collection where access to unique, rare, and fragile materials is right at your fingertips.  By digitizing selected materials the citizens of Jacksonville and individuals throughout the world have unlimited access to books and other materials restricted because of their scarcity and fragile nature.

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Take Digital Trip Down Memory Lane

Image of a postcard of the Jacksonville beach boardwalk for 1945 to 1950 at the Jacksonville Public Library

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.

Preserve Your Memories

close-up of microphone with the text preserve your memories at the library

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Record and preserve your memories in the library’s Florida Collection!

Cannibals and Sea Monsters in the Map Collection

Map of Florida in the Ansbacher Map 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.

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