Tampa Bay Library Consortium

Slogan or Motto: 
Connect>Empower>Innovate
Brief Description: 

The Tampa Bay Library Consortium, Inc. (TBLC) is a nonprofit Multitype Library Cooperative that assists and empowers over 120 libraries. All types of libraries – public, academic, school and specialized – are members. Since 1979, TBLC has worked with member libraries to provide better, faster service to the residents of central Florida.

TBLC members include state colleges, state university system libraries, private academic schools, colleges and universities, public school systems, and public and special libraries. Together these libraries serve over 6.3 million Floridians in central Florida, or over a third of Florida’s population, in 18 of Florida’s 67 counties; Citrus, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Manatee, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, and Saint Lucie.

TBLC headquarters, located in Tampa, is the heart of the consortium with 9 staff members. The organization is administered by an executive director and is governed by the 13-member TBLC Board of Directors. The board of directors is composed of elected representatives from member libraries.

Principal Consortial Functions: 
Collections sharing
Interlibrary loan/document delivery
Training
Mailing Address: 
4042 Park Oaks Blvd. Ste. 430 Tampa, FL 33610
Country: 
United States
Types of Member Libraries: 
Academic
Public
Special