12248 Gulf Beach Highway
The West Florida Public Library serves residents of the City of Pensacola and Escambia County. The Pensacola Public Library (headquarters), the Tryon Branch, the Southwest Branch, and the Bookmobile receive their primary funding from both the City of Pensacola and Escambia County. The City of Pensacola provides administration for the system through a contractual agreement with Escambia County. Some state aid supplements local funds, and federal grants may provide for special projects. The West Florida Public Library Board, an advisory body, is made up of seven members. The Pensacola City Council and the Escambia County Commission both appoint three members to the Board. The seventh member is elected by the six appointees. The Board meets monthly, usually at the main library.