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Government Information at FAU Libraries: Discover Florida Resources

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Florida Documents

FAU's Wimberly Library Celebrates 50+ years as a member of the Florida Depository Library Program (1968-2020)

The Florida Atlantic University Libraries serve as a Depository for documents published by Florida governmental agencies.  The Florida Documents print collection can be found at the S.E. Wimberly Library in Boca Raton.  The Florida Documents online collection can be accessed through the FAU catalog.

Florida Atlantic University Libraries

or the State Library of Florida website

State library of Florida

Florida Memory Project

Florida Memory Project

The Florida Memory Project

Florida Memory is a digital outreach program providing free online access to select archival resources from collections housed in the State Library and Archives of Florida. Florida Memory digitizes materials that illuminate the state's history and culture.

 

Under the Spring

Rainbow Springs 'Submarine Boat'

Portrait of Pedro Menéndez de Avilés (1565)

The Fountain of Youth

Portrait of Pedro Menéndez de Avilés (1565)

Map showing the grand vision for Addison Mizner’s development project at Boca Raton

The Boom and Bust in Boca Raton

Map showing the grand vision for Addison Mizner’s development project at Boca Raton

Florida Facts

DID YOU KNOW?

Florida has 1,197 statute miles of coastline.

 2,276 statute miles of Tidal shoreline (general).

663 miles of beaches.

 

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DID YOU KNOW?

Florida has 67 counties.

The largest is Palm Beach county covering 2,578 square miles. (it is the largest county east of the Mississippi River and bigger than the sates of Delaware and Rhode Island)

The smallest is Union county at 245 square miles

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DID YOU KNOW?

St. Augustine is considered America's oldest city -- it was established in 1565 by Spain.

However, Native peoples first reached Florida at least 12,000 years ago

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DID YOU KNOW?

Florida became the twenty-seventh state in the United States on March 3, 1845.

It had a population of around 60,000 people.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Florida's 'State Animal' is the Florida Panther.

The 'State Marine Mammal' is the Manatee

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Politics

The 2021 Regular Session begins March 20, 2021.

Find out what your Florida State Legislators are working on in Tallahassee. 

Go to flsenate.gov           Go to myfloridahouse.gov

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Senate Broadcast Schedule House Broadcast Schedule
Information Links: Bill Citator
Florida Statutes  Florida Constitution
Laws of Florida Lobbyist Information

Florida State Parks

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There are 175 award-winning Florida state parks, trails and historic sites.

Safety Updates

Effective immediately, Florida State Parks will follow local orders requiring facial coverings or masks to provide for staff and visitor safety. These requirements vary from area to area. Our main priority is the safety of our guests and staff. We will continue to review operations on a daily basis and make additional operational changes as may be deemed necessary for protection of public health. Please review individual park pages for specific information for each location.

View details about online payments, park  and campground closures, park programs/events and facial coverings.

Exploring our State Parks:

Parks from Anywhere, Florida State Parks

(photo: Florida Division of Recreation and Parks)

Parks From Anywhere

Can't make it to the park, not currently in Florida?  

The resources here will help you learn about the Florida Park Service's mission to provide resource-based recreation, while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources. While you are learning, you will have fun and be entertained with an expanding library of digital and interactive resources. Check back regularly for updates, sign-up for our newsletter or follow us on social media.

(source:  Florida Division of Recreation and Parks)