TBLC and its member libraries work to encourage collaboration, resource sharing, staff development, and innovations to ensure that the people of central Florida receive excellent, up-to-date library services and have access to the world of information. Libraries in Citrus, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Manatee, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Saint Lucie counties can be members of TBLC.

Membership in the Consortium can be as a full member or an associate member. Full members are held to the TBLC Membership criteria and are governing members of the Consortium. Associate membership entitles a library or group of libraries to limited membership benefits with the opportunity for TBLC staff to assist the library in reaching full member status.

When a new library applies for membership in TBLC their membership application is presented to the TBLC Board of Directors for approval at one of their bi-monthly meetings. If approved, this applicant is given provisional membership pending the next TBLC Annual Meeting. At the TBLC Annual Meeting, held in November of each year, the full membership votes on approval of all provisional members. Once approved at the Annual Meeting a provisional member becomes a member of TBLC. 

Current Members

TBLC members include state colleges and state university system libraries, private academic schools, colleges and universities, public school systems, and public and special libraries. Together, these libraries serve over 6.3 million Floridians in central Florida, or over a third of Florida’s population, in 18 of Florida’s 67 counties: Citrus, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Manatee, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, and Saint Lucie.
Library NameAddressContact NamePhoneEmailWebsite
Adventhealth University671 Winyah Dr,
Orlando, FL 32803
Neal Smith Jr.407-303-1851neal.smith@ahu.eduWebsite URL
Anton Brees Carillon Library at Bok Tower Gardens1151 Tower Blvd.
Lake Wales, FL 33853
863-734-1227library@boktower.orgWebsite URL
Auburndale Public Library100 W Bridgers Ave, Auburndale, FL 33823Wayne McCarty863-965-5548WMcCarty@auburndalefl.comWebsite URL
Barry University School of Law Library6441 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32807Diana Botluk321-206-5703dbotluk@barry.eduWebsite URL
Bartow Public Library2150 S. Broadway Ave. Bartow, FL 33830Christina Hielscher863-534-0131christina.hielscher@mypclc.infoWebsite URL
Bay Pines Veterans Hospital Medical Library10000 Bay Pines Blvd. Bay Pines, FL 33744Marilyn Teolis727-398-9366 Marilyn.Teolis@va.gov Website URL
Bruton Memorial Library302 W McLendon St, Plant City, FL 33563Paul Shaver813-757-9215pshaver@plantcitygov.comWebsite URL
Citrus County Library System425 W. Roosevelt Blvd. Beverly Hills, FL 34465Adam Chang352-746-9077Adam.chang@citruslibraries.orgWebsite URL
Clearwater Public Library System100 N Osceola Ave. Clearwater, FL 33755Jennifer Obermaier727-562-4970 jennifer.obermaier@myclearwater.comWebsite URL
Dali Museum Library1 Dali Blvd. St. Petersburg, FL 33701Shaina Buckles Harkness727 896-2667sbuckles@thedali.orgWebsite URL
DeSoto County Library125 N. Hillsborough Avenue.
Arcadia, FL 34266
Linda Waters863-993-4851lindaw@myhlc.orgWebsite URL
Dundee Public Library202 East Main Street Dundee, Florida 33838Lynnette Torres863-439-9424ltorres@townofdundee.comWebsite URL
Dunedin Public Library223 Douglas Ave. Dunedin, FL 34698Phyllis Gorshe727-298-3080pgorshe@dunedinfl.netWebsite URL
Eagle Lake Public Library75 N 7th St,
Eagle Lake, FL 33839
Kristen Barnes863-293-2914kbarnes@eaglelakefl.govWebsite URL
East Lake Public Library4125 E Lake Rd S,
Palm Harbor, FL 34685
Lois Eannel727-773-2665lois-e@eastlakelibrary.orgWebsite URL
Eckerd College Library4200 54th Ave S,
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Lisa Johnston727-864-8206johnstln@eckerd.eduWebsite URL
Elling Eide Center Research Library and Preserve8000 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34231Georgia Hudson941-893-4703ghudson@ellingoeide.orgWebsite URL
Eustis Memorial Library120 N Center St,
Eustis, FL 32726
Anne Ivey352-357-5686iveya@ci.eustis.fl.usWebsite URL
Everglades University Library5010 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33609Jim Evans
813-868-8160jaevans@evergladesuniversity.eduWebsite URL
Everglades University Library6001 Lake Osprey Dr. #110
Sarasota, Fl 34240
Jim Evans813-868-8160jaevans@evergladesuniversity.eduWebsite URL
Everglades University Library850 Trafalgar Ct, Suite #100
Maitland, FL 32751
Ben Trotter407-277-0311btrotter@evergladesuniversity.eduWebsite URL
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute100 8th Ave SE
St. Petersburg, Fl 33701
Robin Grunwald727-896-8626robin.grunwald@myfwc.comWebsite URL
Florida A&M University College of Law Library201 Beggs Avenue Orlando FL 32801Yolanda Jones407-254-3289yolanda.jones@famu.eduWebsite URL
Florida College Library119 N Glen Arven Ave, Temple Terrace, FL 33617Jennifer Kearny813-899-6777 kearneyj@floridacollege.edu Website URL
Florida Polytechnic University4700 Research Way, Lakeland, FL 33805Katheryn Miller863-583-9050kmiller@floridapolytechnic.orgWebsite URL
Florida Southern College Library111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr,
Lakeland, FL 33801
Randall MacDonald863-680-4164rmacdonald1@flsouthern.eduWebsite URL
Fort Meade Public Library75 E Broadway St,
Fort Meade, FL 33841
Kylie Shortt863-285-8287kshortt@cityoffortmeade.comWebsite URL
Full Sail University3300 University Blvd. Winter Park, FL 32792Stephanie Maata-Smith407-679-6333smaatta@fullsail.comWebsite URL
Glades County Public Library201 Riverside Dr,
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Iris Perkins863-946-0744iris@myhlc.orgWebsite URL
Gulf Beaches Public Libary200 Municipal Dr, Madeira Beach, FL 33708Stanley Silverstein727-391-2828StanleySilverstein@gulfbeaches.comWebsite URL
Gulfport Public Library5501 28th Ave S, Gulfport, FL 33707David Mather727-893-1074dmather@mygulfport.usWebsite URL
Gwinnett Institute-Orlando1900 N. Alafaya Trail Suite 100
Orlando, FL 32826
Mitchell L. McClay407-434-8700Please CallWebsite URL
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Library12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612Susan Sharpe813-745-6415susan.sharpe@moffitt.orgWebsite URL
Haines City Public Library111 N 6th St,
Haines City, FL 33844
MaryEllin Barrett863-421-3633mbarrett@hainescity.comWebsite URL
Hardee County Public Library315 N 6th Ave, Wauchula, FL 33873Dee Shackelford863-773-6438dee@myhlc.orgWebsite URL
Heartland Library Cooperative206 SW 16th St
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Kresta King863-763-3536kresta@myhlc.orgWebsite URL
Heritage Village Archives and Library11909 125th Street N. Largo, FL 33774Monica Drake727-582-2128mmdrake@co.pinellas.fl.usWebsite URL
Hernando County Public Library238 Howell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601Cynthia Loftis-Culp352-754-4043CLoftis-Culp@co.hernando.fl.usWebsite URL
Highlands County Public Library319 W Center Ave, Sebring, FL 33870Vikki Brown863-402-6716vikki@myhlc.orgWebsite URL
Hillsborough Community College LibraryYbor City Campus
2112 N 15th Street
Tampa, FL 33605
Adonis Amparo813-253-7613aamparo2@hccfl.eduWebsite URL
Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative102 E 7th Ave,
Tampa, FL 33602
Andrew Breidenbaugh813-273-3652breidenbaugha@hillsboroughcounty.orgWebsite URL
Hillsborough County Public Schools
Library Technical Services
901 East Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33602
Lisa Weaver813-840-7050lisa.weaver@hcps.netWebsite URL
Indian River County Public Library1600 21st St,
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Elizabeth Stenger772-400-6335estenger@indianriver.govWebsite URL
Indian River State College Library3209 Virginia Ave
Fort Pierce, Fl 34981
Mia Tignor772-462-7600mtignor@irsc.eduWebsite URL
Indian Rocks Beach Public Library1507 Bay Palm Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785Lee Miller727-596-1822lmiller@irbcity.comWebsite URL
Jane Bancroft Cook Library New College of Florida & USF at Sarasota Manatee5800 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243Richard Holmgren941-487-4401libraryadmin@ncf.eduWebsite URL
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243Elisa Hansen941-359-5700, ex. 2703elisa.hansen@ringling.orgWebsite URL
Keiser University (Lakeland)2400 Interstate Dr, Lakeland, FL 33805Elizabeth Kolbe863 - 682-6020elikolbe@keiseruniversity.eduWebsite URL
Keiser University (Sarasota)6151 Lake Osprey Dr
Sarasota, Florida
Abby Arlene866-534-7372agilman@keiseruniversity.eduWebsite URL
Keiser University
5002 W. Waters Ave
Tampa, FL 33634
Degra Bogart813-885-4900dbogart@keiseruniversity.eduWebsite URL
Lake Alfred Public Library245 N. Seminole Ave Lake Alfred, FL 33850Kimberly Walker863-291-5378kwalker@mylakealfred.comWebsite URL
Lake County Library System2401 Woodlea Rd, Tavares, FL 32778George Taylor352-253-6180george.taylor@mylakelibrary.orgWebsite URL
Lake Sumter State College9501 US-441,
Leesburg, FL 34788
Kathleen Sacco352-787-3747SaccoK@lssc.eduWebsite URL
Lake Wales Public Library290 Cypress Garden Ln,
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Belle Reynoso863-678-4004breynoso@lakewalesfl.govWebsite URL
Lakeland Public Library100 Lake Morton Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801Lisa Lilyquist863-834-4280lisa.lilyquist@lakelandgov.netWebsite URL
Largo Public Library120 Central Park Dr, Largo, FL 33771Casey McPhee727-587-6715librarydirector@largo.comWebsite URL
Latt Maxcy Memorial Library15 N Magnolia Ave, Frostproof, FL 33843Missy Hadden863-635-7857mhadden@cityoffrostproof.com'Website URL
Leesburg Public Library100 E Main St,
Leesburg, FL 34748
Lucy Gangone352-728-9790lucy.gangone@leesburgflorida.govWebsite URL
Maitland Public Library501 Maitland Ave S, Maitland, FL 32751Stacie Larson407-647-7700slarson@maitlandpl.orgWebsite URL
Manatee County Public Library System1301 Barcarrota Blvd. West Bradenton, FL 34205Tammy Parrott941-748-5555 x6325tammy.parrott@mymanatee.orgWebsite URL
Mote Marine Laboratory Library1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy,
Sarasota, FL 34236
Jaime Fogel941-388-4441library@mote.orgWebsite URL
Mulberry Public Library905 NE 5th St,
Mulberry, FL 33860
Cheri Schisler863-425-3246cschisler@cityofmulberryfl.comWebsite URL
New Port Richey Public Library5939 Main St,
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Andrea Figart727-853-1279libdir@nprlibrary.orgWebsite URL
Okeechobee Public Library206 SW 16th St, Okeechobee, FL 34974Kresta King863-763-3536kresta@myhlc.orgWebsite URL
Oldsmar Public Library400 St. Petersburg Dr East,
Oldsmar FL 34677
Susan Hurley813-749-1178shurley@myoldsmar.comWebsite URL
Orange County Library System101 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801
Steve Powell407-835-7430powell.steve@ocls.infoWebsite URL
Osceola County Public Library System211 E Dakin Ave, Kissimmee, FL 34741Amy Jones Lee407-742-8888amy.jones@osceolalibrary.orgWebsite URL
Palm Harbor Public Library2330 Nebraska Ave, Palm Harbor, FL 34683Matthew David727-784-3332matthew@phlib.orgWebsite URL
Pasco County Public Library System8012 Library Road Hudson, FL 34667Sean McGarvey727-861-3040
smcgarvey@pascolibraries.orgWebsite URL
Pasco-Hernando State College10230 Ridge Road,
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Ingrid Purrenhage727-816-3418purreni@phsc.eduWebsite URL
Pinellas Park Public Library7770 52nd St N,
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Angela Pietras727-369-0669apietras@pinellas-park.comWebsite URL
Pinellas Public Library Cooperative1330 Cleveland St, Clearwater, FL 33755Cheryl Morales727-441-8408cmorales@pplc.usWebsite URL
Polk City Library215 S Bougainvillea Ave, Polk City, FL 33868Hannah Ulloha863-984-4340hannah.ulloha@mypolkcity.orgWebsite URL
Polk County Historical & Genealogical Library100 E. Main Street Bartow, FL 33830Jayme Jamison863-534-4380JaymeJamison@polk-county.netWebsite URL
Polk County Law Library255 N Broadway Ave, Bartow, FL 33830Amanda Horton863-534-4013ahorton@jud10.flcourts.orgWebsite URL
Polk County Library Cooperative2150 S. Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
Gladys Roberts863-519-7958robertg@mypclc.orgWebsite URL
Polk State College3425 Winter Lake Rd.
Lakeland, FL 33803
Courtlann Thomas863-297-1042cthomas@polk.eduWebsite URL
Ringling College of Art Library2700 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34234-5895Bianca Prather-Jones941-359-7582bprather@ringling.eduWebsite URL
Rollins College - Olin Library1000 Holt Ave -2744
Winter Park, FL 32789
Derek Malone407-646-2306 dmalone@rollins.edu Website URL
Safety Harbor Public Library101 2nd St N,
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Lisa Kothe727-724-1525lkothe@pplc.usWebsite URL
Saint Leo University Library33701 FL-52
St Leo, FL 33574
Doris Van Kampen-Breit352-588-8476library@saintleo.libanswers.comWebsite URL
Sarasota County Libraries& Historical Resources6062 Porter Way Sarasota, FL 34232Renee DiPilato941-861-5420rdipilato@scgov.netWebsite URL
Seminole Community Library9200 113th St N.
Seminole, FL 33772
Glenn Ferdman727-394-6905gferdman@mysyseminole.comWebsite URL
South Florida State College Library600 W College Dr,
Avon Park, FL 33825
Lena Phelps863-784-7303Lena.Phelps@southflorida.eduWebsite URL
Southeastern University Library1000 Longfellow Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801Amy Beatty863-667-5523arbeatty@seu.eduWebsite URL
St. Lucie County Library System101 Melody Lane,
Fort Pierce, Fl 34950
Robyn Saint-Paen772-462-1615saintr@stlucieco.orgWebsite URL
St. Pete Beach Public Library365 73rd Ave,
St Pete Beach, FL 33706
Betcinda Kettels727-363-9238bkettells@stpetebeach.orgWebsite URL
St. Petersburg College Libraries13805 58th St N, Clearwater, FL 33760Matthew Bodie727-791-2415Bodie.Matthew@spc.eduWebsite URL
St. Petersburg Public Library3745 9th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL 33713Library Closed - In process of remodelingPlease callWebsite URL
State College of Florida Manatee-SarasotaBradenton Campus, Bld. 3
5840 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207
Meg Hawkins941-752-5307hawkinm@scf.eduWebsite URL
Stetson University College of Law Library1401 61st St S,
Gulfport, FL 33707
Roy Ballesterballeste@law.stetson.eduWebsite URL
Sumter County Library System7375 Powell Road
Suite 100
Wildwood, FL 34785
Lisa Taylor352-689-4400lisa.taylor@lssi.comWebsite URL
Tarpon Springs Public Library138 East Lemon Street, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689Cari Rupkalvis727-943-4922crupkalvis@ctsfl.usWebsite URL
Temple Terrace Library202 Bullard Pkwy. Temple Terrace, FL 33617Teressa Fraser813-506-6770tfraser@templeterrace.comWebsite URL
University of Central Florida12701 Pegasus Drive
Orlando, Fl 32816-8030
Frank Allen407-823-2892Frank.Allen@ucf.eduWebsite URL
University of South Florida - St. Petersburg Library140 7th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701Kaya van Beynen727-873-4626kayatown@usf.eduWebsite URL
USF - Sarasota-Manatee5800 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243Richard Holmgren941-487-4401libraryadmin@ncf.eduWebsite URL
University of South Florida - Tampa Library4101 USF Apple Drive
Tampa, FL. 33602
Todd Chavez813-974-2729tchavez@usf.eduWebsite URL
University of South Florida School of Information4202 E Fowler Avenue, CIS 2011
Tampa, Florida 33620-7800
Dr. Randy Borum813-974-3520wborum@usf.eduWebsite URL
University of Tampa Library401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606Alisha Miles
(813) 257-3402
alishamiles@ut.eduWebsite URL
Valencia College Libraries1800 S Kirkman Rd
Orlando, FL 32811
Ruth Smith (West Campus)407-582-1574rsmith257@valenciacollege.eduWebsite URL
Warner University Library13895 Highway 27,
Lake Wales, FL 33859
Miranda Rodden863-638-7620miranda.rodden2@warner.eduWebsite URL
Winter Haven Public Library451 Third St. NW, Winter Haven, FLJane Martin863-291-5880jmartin@mywinterhaven.comWebsite URL
Winter Park Library1052 W. Morse Blvd.,
Winter Park, Fl 32789
Melissa Schneider407-623-3490mschneider@winterparklibrary.orgWebsite URL
Zephyrhills Public Library5347 8th Street, Zephyrhills, FL 33542Peggy Panak813-780-0064ppanak@ci.zephyrhills.fl.usWebsite URL


Membership Criteria

To qualify for full membership, libraries must meet the membership criteria:

  1. Member libraries are encouraged to participate in the Florida Interlibrary Loan Network (FLIN) to provide information and materials to Florida library users and to maintain their bibliographic records in the Florida Catalog, OCLC WorldCat.
  2. Member libraries have at least one full-time person with a degree in library and information science or experience in library administration.
  3. Member libraries have materials and services sufficient to meet minimum needs of their clientele.

Dues are based upon expenditures in previous fiscal year. Surveys are conducted periodically. TBLC annually determines if there has been a change in status. Official statistical reports and surveys are used to determine expenditures in the most recently completed fiscal year.

Dues Schedule: (Effective October 2012)

Special Library, Individual School Library, all other libraries with budgets:

  • Under $100,000: $500
  • $100,000 – $749,999: $600
  • $750,000 – $1,499,999: $750
  • $1,500,000 – $2,999,999: $1,000
  • $3,000,000 – $4,999,999: $1,250
  • $5,000,000 – $9,999,999: $1,500
  • Over $4,999,999: $2,500

A vote of the full members at the TBLC Annual Meeting in November is required to change the dues schedule. Changes are implemented in the following fiscal year, beginning the next October.

During 2024, we are currently evaluating future membership rates. The Board appointed a committee to present findings for consideration at the June Board of Directors meeting.

Inquiries should be sent to the Chair, Robin Grunwald, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, at Robin.Grunwald@myfwc.com.

Become a Member

Request Membership Package Email Jim at jim@tblc.org.