Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Division of Plant Industry Library


The DPI Library collects books, journals, documents, and other related materials needed by Division of Plant Industry staff to identify and control exotic plant pests. Subjects covered include entomology, nematology, plant pathology, botany, beekeeping, plant quarantine, and biological control of pests.

The Library’s collections emphasize taxonomy, and contain many early works on entomology and natural history, including complete sets of journals. The Documents collection includes state, federal and foreign documents on agriculture and plant pests.

The Library also maintains the Division’s Archives collection, which includes all publications of the Division of Plant Industry and its predecessor, the State Plant Board, as well as photographs, clippings, maps, correspondence, manuscripts, and other materials relating to past activities of the Division.


The DPI Library is open to the public for research use; however, books may be checked out only by Division staff, Research Associates, and UF Entomology/Nematology Department faculty and students. A photocopy machine is available in the Library for self-service copying or scanning.

The DPI Library is a member of the Northeast Florida Library Information Network (NEFLIN) and participates in cooperative interlibrary loan and exchange agreements on the local, state, national, and international levels.


DPI Library Catalog Help

DPI Library’s holdings are included within the University of Florida Libraries’ online catalog, and may be searched via the above catalog link.

Search hints

  • The catalog uses relevancy-ranked keyword searching; enter distinct words or phrases in the search box (no abbreviations or truncated words unless using a Journal Title search)
  • To limit a particular search to only items held by DPI, do any search, then narrow the results by selecting “Division of Plant Industry” on the left column, under “Narrow Results by: Library/Collection”
  • Or, you may choose Advanced search, then select “Division of Plant Industry” from the Limit Search by/Location box
  • Some items in the DPI Library are not in the online catalog, including:
    • most documents/government reports
    • microforms
    • articles or issues from periodicals
    • DPI Archives materials

If you don’t find what you need, please ask a member of the library staff for assistance.


Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8 AM-12 PM, 1-5 PM

Location:  Doyle Conner Building
1911 SW 34 St.
Gainesville, Florida 32608-1268

Mailing address:
PO Box 147100
Gainesville, FL 32614-7100

Contact Us:

Fax: (352) 395-4614
Email: dpi-library@fdacs.gov


Jeff Eby, Librarian
(352) 395-4722