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.

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

Guides @ UF

Governor’s House Library and St. Augustine

“Governor’s House Library and St. Augustine” is a guide of resources and information for researching the history of St. Augustine and using Governor’s House Library.

A color photograph of the University of Florida mascot Alberta the Alligator as a stuffed animal sitting in front of a computer screen in an archive.