Governor’s House Library

Governor’s House Library is managed jointly by UF Historic St. Augustine, Inc., and the UF George A. Smathers Libraries with the mission of preserving and providing access to the historical resources that enhance our understanding and appreciation of St. Augustine’s built heritage. Primarily created by a defunct state agency, the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board, the collections in the Governor’s House Library document the city’s built environment and provide invaluable historical information about the city and its inhabitants through time.

Temporary exhibit

First Day of Issue: St. Augustine Quadricentennial Stamp

First Day of Issue: St. Augustine Quadricentennial Stamp is a temporary exhibit curated by Governor’s House Library opening May 12, 2022, at Governor’s House Cultural Center & Museum in conjunction with the inaugural St. Augustine History Festival. For more information, click the link below.

Stamp depicting a conquistador holding a Spanish royal flag.

digital collections

Governor’s House Library Digital Collections

Access digitized material from the Governor’s House Library collections wherever you are on the Historic St. Augustine collection through University of Florida Digital Collections.

black and white historic image of the city gates in St. Augustine, FL


Crossing in St. Augustine – Screening

Join the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center and Governor’s House Library for a free screening of the documentary Crossing in St. Augustine on May 14, 2022, at 2:30 pm. The screening will take place at the LMCC and will be followed by a discussion with the audience on the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in St. Augustine.

"Crossing In St. Augustine" Saturday, May 14th at 2:30 PM on 2nd Floor of the LMCC 102 M.L. King Avenue Hosted by UFHSA Governor's House Library and the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center