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3/28/2018 Member News

Clearwater East Community Library at St. Petersburg College Grand Opening Celebration

This is a press release from St. Petersburg College. For more information, contact Rita Farlow, Assistant Director, Marketing and Strategic Communications, 727-302-6526 or Marilyn Shaw, Public Relations Specialist, 727-341-4712.

Clearwater East Community Library at St. Petersburg College Grand Opening Celebration

St. Petersburg College and the City of Clearwater will celebrate the grand opening of the new Clearwater East Community Library at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 21at SPC Clearwater Campus, 2465 Drew St.

The new library is a joint partnership with City of Clearwater and is located on the SPC Clearwater Campus.

The public is invited to join city of Clearwater Mayor George N. Cretekos, SPC Clearwater Provost Stan Vittetoe, members of the City Council, City Manager Bill Horne, and Clearwater Public Library System Director Jennifer Obermaier at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

After the ceremony, there will be an open house and refreshments will be served.

The 40,000-square-foot library includes 10,000-square-feet of dedicated public space, 15,000-square-feet of dedicated college space and 15,000-square-feet of shared space.

Highlights of the new building include more than 90,000 electronic and print books and audio-visual materials covering a variety of disciplines and subjects; more than 100 print journals and magazines of general and academic interest; streaming videos, audiobooks, images, citation tools and music; thousands of online research databases; group and individual meeting areas; computers, scanners, printers, photocopiers and wifi; a dedicated program room and a children’s section; and a drive-through for item return and pickup.

The $15 million project was cooperatively funded by St. Petersburg College and the city of Clearwater. To learn more, visit