Lakeland History Room

Formerly Special Collections


Our Collection

The collection consists of an array of materials—documents, photographs, maps, building plans, audio/visual media, and scrapbooks with specialty items like citrus crate labels, artwork, yearbooks, posters, and postcards.

In addition to the physical collection, there are over 6,000 images accessible for viewing online via our digital collection.

Copyright Restriction Information

Hours:

Mon - Fri  9 am - 5 pm

Sat: 10 am - 3 pm 

Sun: Closed

*** Summer Hours - Not available on Saturdays beginning May 31 - August 31, 2018 ***

**If you need access to the Lakeland History Room outside of the current schedule, please contact LuAnn Mims to make an appointment**

Lakeland History Room Librarian: LuAnn Mims
Ph: 863.834.4269
Email: luann.mims@lakelandgov.net

 

D.I.Y. Digitize

Create your own Personal Family Archive and digitize your old home movies, photos, cassettes, slides & negatives so you can easily share them with family and friends. 

For information about how to use the lab, please contact fill out our contact form or contact LuAnn Mims 863.834.4269. 

First Name *
Last Name
Have you used our digitization equipment before? *
Yes
No
What would you like to digitize? *
Photographs
Home VHS tapes
Home audio

 


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    Ancestry.com

    Start your family history search here at the library! Ancestry.com offers free access to all library patrons. (In library only)

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    Greetings from Florida!

    Our story begins with you...what better way to tell the many stories of Lakeland and its history, than visually by showcasing highlights from our Digital Collection through Flickr.   

    Check out our featured album:

    Greetings from Florida!

    Flickr - Postcards are a popular way of sending greetings back to folks at home OR serve as a souvenir of your travels. Here are a few that showcase Greetings from Lakeland, Florida. outdoor activities.

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    History Pin - Vanished Lakeland

     The Lakeland History Room at the Lakeland Public Library has developed a wonderful collection of photographs, documents, books and artifacts that depict the history of Lakeland and surrounding areas.

    View the changes that have been made to Lakeland and many of its buildings using History Pin

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    Use the slide bar to unveil what these past Lakeland pictures look like today.

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    CONTENTdm


    Can't make it to the Lakeland History Room? No problem, we offer over 6,000 images accessible for viewing online via our digital collection provided through CONTENTdm

    This platform allows you to quickly access to a variety of content including photographs, maps, and scrapbooks with specialty items like citrus crate labels, artwork, yearbooks, posters, and post cards.

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