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.
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.
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.
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.