The Port Tampa City Library blends traditional architectural elements of the past with state-of-the-art telecommunication systems offering information via print and electronic sources, leisure reading, as well as community meeting rooms. A unique Maritime Reading Room includes print and electronic sources along with artifacts of interest to Tampa's maritime community. Special guest lectures are held throughout the year. Contact the Port Tampa City Library for details.
The Port Tampa City Benches by artist Susan B. Gott and collaborator, J.R. Lochmandy, were commissioned in 1998 through Hillsborough County's Public Art Program. The benches, consisting of 28 kiln cast, multi-colored glass tiles set in steel, complement the Greek Revival architecture and capture the community identity and spirit of Port Tampa and its citizens. The benches create a unique public art place for library customers and residents to repose and read. They were fabricated at her Phoenix Glass Studio in Tampa by artist Susan B. Gott, whose sculpture is included in numerous museum, private and corporate collections.
Area: South Tampa (Includes Downtown/Hyde Park/Beach Park)
4902 W. Commerce St., Tampa, FL, 33616