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Sarasota County Libraries & Historical Resources

The mission of Sarasota County Libraries & Historical Resources is to offer equal access to information, foster lifelong learning and inspire community engagement.

A complete list of the 10 Sarasota County Public Libraries locations and hours can be found at

More information about Sarasota County Historical Resources can be found at

Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources consists of 10 public libraries and Historical Resources.

The 10 public libraries are spread throughout the county. Four libraries are located in Sarasota (Betty J. Johnson, Fruitville, Gulf Gate, Selby), one library is located in Osprey (Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point), two libraries are located in Venice (Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda, William H. Jervey Jr.), one library is located in Englewood (Elsie Quirk), two are located in North Port (North Port, Shannon Staub).

Historical Resources houses and maintains a variety of historically significant objects, and works throughout the county to help preserve historic structures and archaeological sites.

Additional Resources:

View events at all of our libraries, including online classes and On-Demand programs at our “Virtual Events” location.

Find books, movies, music and more using SUNCAT, the library’s catalog.

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