The public can explore reference materials by visiting this research library or searching the Publications List online.
The Research Information Center is a technical research library at the FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI). The public is welcome to come in and use the center's resources, which include a broad range of marine, wildlife, habitat, and environmental information.
Staff can provide ready answers to many questions pertaining to the center's wildlife biology and habitat literature and can help visitors find the resources to research more complex inquiries.
Currently the center's complete holdings catalog is available in house only. The FWC Digital Library, containing all publications authored by FWRI researchers across the state, is available to the public online. Through its publications production services, the center helps FWRI staff prepare manuscripts for in-house publications as well as a host of peer-reviewed professional journals.
The Research Information Center is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Research Information Center is on the second floor of the Robert M. Ingle Building at the FWRI headquarters, located at 100 Eighth Avenue SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-5020. To gain access to the collection, obtain a visitor's pass from the receptionist in the FWRI's main lobby. Metered parking is available on First Street South.
E-mail the librarian, Robin Grunwald, at Robin.Grunwald@MyFWC.com or call 727-896-8626 and ask for the Research Information Center.