Sarasota County Historical Resources
6062 Porter Way, Sarasota, FL, 34232

Historical Resources collects information and artifacts related to the history of the county from pre-historic times to the present. These collections are stored in the center's archives, where they are made available for public research. The Historical Resources Library is a comprehensive research center that contains:
  • Non-circulating collections
  • Volumes on archaeology, architectural history, archives
    management, and historic preservation
  • Publications written by local authors

History Center building located at 6062 Porter Way, Sarasota Florida

Historical Resources Archives

Sarasota County Historical Resources
6062 Porter Way
Sarasota, FL 34232
Phone: 941-861-5000
Fax: 941-861-6893
Business Office Hours 
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Research and Library Hours 
Monday        10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday       10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday  10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursday     10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday - Closed for Research (or by appointment only)

Research questions: Call 941-861-5000, submit an Inquiry Form, or visit
the Sarasota County Library Catalog
The center is closed during Sarasota County Government observed
holidays. No appointment is required to view original papers, vintage
photographs, newspaper clippings, aerials, city directories, obituaries,
maps, architectural drawings, or ephemera.


For information about ordering reproductions, please contact the History Center.
For non-research related questions call 941-861-5000.