The Southwest Florida Library Network (SWFLN) is one of the regional consortia of multi-type libraries and information specialists in the State of Florida.  SWFLN serves the Florida counties of Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry and Lee, as well as portions of Monroe.

The Gold Coast Collections digitization project provides web-based access to images and documents from libraries, museums, societies and other historical agencies in Southwest Florida.

This project was produced by the Southwest Florida Library Network in collaboration with participating regional institutions in a project funded by the State of Florida's Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants program. Additional assistance was provided by the Digital Library Center at the University of Florida and the Florida Center for Library Automation.

Specialized collections within this digital collection are:

Big Cypress National Preserve Photograph Collection

Cape Coral Historical Society and Museum Collection

Clewiston Museum: The Heritage of Hendry County

Koreshan State Historic Site Collection

Sanibel Historical Museum Collection

The Schoolhouse Museum Collection

Estero Island Historical Society

Captiva Memorial Library Collection

Minnie Clark Gatewood Diaries Collection