Virtual AARLCC - view 3D models of African masks, carvings, figurines and other unique and significant artifacts.
Visit our online gallery of fascinating, curated items from the Special Collections of Broward County's African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC). This project was funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida’s LSTA program is administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.
African American Research Library & Cultural Center (AARLCC)
Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this 60,000-square-foot public library is extraordinary for the quantity and rarity of books on Black history and culture, and books written by Black authors. The auditorium, exhibit areas, dance studios, kitchens, conference rooms, grounds and seminar rooms open up the facility to be a community hub for opportunities, ideas and social interaction. The Special Collections contain upwards of 85,000 items, including rare books, artifacts, artwork, manuscripts and irreplaceable reference material, with a separate reading room where visitors can view collection items upon request. (Appointment suggested) The African American Research Library and Cultural Center fosters an appreciation of the contributions of persons of African and Caribbean descent.