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Lakeland History Room

Formerly Special Collections


Our Collection

The collection features a variety 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

Saturdays: 
(Saturday hours end on May 18th and resume September 7, 2019)

Sun: Closed

**Access to the Lakeland History Room, outside of the current schedule, is coordinated by Librarian LuAnn Mims.**

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 fill out our interest form or contact LuAnn Mims 863.834.4269. 

 

Interest Form








Popular at the Lakeland History Room

  • Ancestry.com logo

    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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  • Photo of Francis Beach Pavilion

    In the Summertime...

    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:

    In the Summertime...

    When the weather is hot! Lakelanders know how to enjoy the summer sunshine and their favorite outdoor activities, which sometimes means staying cool indoors too!

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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

    History Pin App Icon

    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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