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City Directories

City Directories on the shelf at the State Library of Florida

The State Library of Florida collects Florida city directories for on-site research and reference use. These directories can:

  • Provide invaluable information for conducting family history searches.
  • Identify years that a business operated at a certain location.
  • Help with other legal and historical research.

Our city directory holdings span more than a century, from the early 1900s to the present. They form an integral part of our Florida Collection

City directories are arranged alphabetically by city, and then chronologically by year within each city.

Search for a city directory


Research tips

It’s In the Directory 
This guide from Florida Memory describes how to use city directories for genealogy research.

Contact us

For more assistance with this collection, please contact the State Library Reference Desk. 

For FY2024-25, the percentage of total costs for the State Library and Statewide Resource Sharing program financed with federal money is 67%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the program is $1,502,070. Local match, which includes non-governmental funding, is $742,070.31.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.