The St. Augustine Historical Society Research Library preserves collections of printed, microfilmed, manuscript, digital, and pictorial materials relating to Florida history in a non-governmental repository. The Research Library is an outgrowth of two of Florida’s oldest cultural institutions: The Free Library Association of St. Augustine (est. 1872) and the St. Augustine Historical Society (est. 1883).
The Research Library is open to the public, and our collections are of national importance due to the fine quality of our resources. We have translations of the earliest church records the nation that date back to 1594, copies of official colonial documents from 1513 through 1821, and other rare manuscripts. Our collections also house meticulous genealogical data from the sixteenth centry.
Fees: Entry to the Research Library is free to the public. However, we do charge fees for services provided to patrons. There are also charges to copy or reproduce images
Hours: Tuesdays through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Parking: The Research Library does not provide parking, but there are a number of metered spaces and parking lots nearby