The Currie B. and Lavinia Sparkman Witt Research Center, the library located on the second floor of the Tampa Bay History Center, will officially open on June 18th with an Open House that will begin at 11:30 a.m. The event will start with a ribbon-cutting followed by a tour of this valuable new resource.
The library focuses on Florida history and features a diverse collection of books, maps, periodicals, microfilm, photographs, subject files and family histories. In addition to this collection, several computers, a copier and a scanner will be available to assist visitors in meeting their research needs.
The library is the result of a partnership between the History Center and the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System's John F. Germany Public Library. The goal of the partnership is to add the collection of the Witt Research Center to the public library system's online catalog and to encourage visitation to the Center.
The library's hours will be Monday through Friday from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, with Saturdays by appointment.