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 the 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.

Community Outreach Project

Resilience: Black Heritage in St. Augustine

Resilience: Black Heritage in St. Augustine is a year-long collaborative effort to highlight underrepresented communities and stories in the rich history of St. Augustine. Academic and cultural institutions around the St. Augustine area are participating to share more than 450 years of Black history and contributions to the community.

a pink, gold, and black circular logo with a bell in the center and the word Resilience in black text at the bottom

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

digital exhibits

The Making of Historic St. Augustine

Explore the history of the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board through this ArcGIS StoryMap and learn more about their four decade effort to transform St. Augustine’s downtown.

photo of St. Augustine map with pushpins that mark reconstructed buildings