collections are available at each library location. The regional libraries (Headquarters, Naples Regional, and South Regional)
maintain reference librarians on staff during all hours of operation.
To speak directly with a reference librarian at the Headquarters
Library, call 593-0177. To speak directly with a reference librarian at
the Naples Regional Library, call 263-7768. To speak directly with a reference librarian at the South Regional Library call 252-7577.
Ask A Librarian
Additionally, you may contact a reference librarian in the state of
Florida via the web with live chat using the statewide Ask A Librarian
service. E-mail requests for information submitted via Ask A Librarian
will be handled by CCPL reference librarians. Please use the service
for informational queries that do not require quick turn-around or are
readily answered with a phone call to the Library.
Library maintains a Genealogy Room in the Naples Regional Library,
staffed by volunteers.
A schedule of volunteer availability is posted in the Room. In addition
to the Library's non-circulating collection of genealogy books and
periodicals, the Genealogy
on the Library's website includes links for accessing online subscription databases and recommended
The Library maintains an online index to obituaries appearing in the Naples
and corresponding to microfilm of the newspaper.
(Microfilm was not produced after January 2008). Additional obituary
finding resources are available on the Genealogy page.
Daily News Obituary Service
The Naples Regional Library Reference Department processes requests for
copies of obituaries and death notices from our microfilm collection of
Naples area newspapers. The microfilm covers the years of 1927-36,
and 1947-01/2008 (some years are partial). For years not covered by
these dates, the Library will be unable to provide an obituary/death
For obituary requests, the following applies:
If the death occurred during the years 1927 through January 2008
(excluding the years for which no microfilm is available), a search may
be performed using our online Obituary Index
The requester of an obituary notice must provide the reference staff
with the subject's name. Include the subject's full name (if the
subject is female, please include her first name, i.e. Mrs. Jane Doe,
not Mrs. John Doe). Include your name, a contact phone number, and your
mailing address. Please allow one week's searching time per subject.
Obituary requests are researched free of charge, and one hard copy of
the obituary will be made for you free of charge. However, in order to
send a hard copy of the obituary to you via postal mail, we ask that
you provide us with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, mailed to the
Reference Department at the following address:
Obituary Request, Naples Regional Library, Reference Dept., 650 Central
Ave., Naples, FL, 34102;
or by calling (239) 263-7768.
Daily News Obituary Index
The index contains listings extracted from the microfilmed issues of: Collier County News (a weekly published
every Thursday), for the dates July 28, 1927-1936, and November 7, 1947-1966; Naples Collier County Daily News (published five
days each week, with Monday and Saturday excluded), for the dates
January 1, 1967-December 31, 1976; and Naples Daily News (1977
through January 2008).
Production of the microfilm reels of Naples Daily News
backfiles covered by the index ceased with January 2008
issues. Microfilm is the Genealogy Room of the Naples Regional
Library. Microform reader/printers available for
is a service to residents of Collier County who are physically unable to come to the Library and select
their own materials.
Residents of any age who are homebound due to a disability may qualify
for this program. Patrons may request items by phone, mail, or email.
Library materials are mailed in canvas bags and must be returned to the
Library by mail. Large print books, audiobooks, MP3 pre-loaded
audiobooks are available.
For more information, or to apply for Mail-A-Book services, please contact Mail-A-Book at the Headquarters Library at (239) 593-0334 ext. 20.
Information about the free Florida
Division of Blind Services, Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library
Services is also available from this office .