elcome to the Collier-Friends website, home of the Friends of the Library of Collier County, Inc., located in Naples, Florida.

The Friends of the Library was formed to establish a free public library system in Collier County. The ongoing mission of the Friends is to support and to enrich the services of the Collier County Public Library System. The Friends of the Library is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Membership dues & donations are tax-deductible.


The West Wing Art Gallery, located in the west wing of the Naples Regional Library at 650 Central Ave., Naples, FL 34102, has been operated by the Friends of the Library of Collier County since the early 1990s.

The gallery provides a public venue for talented local artists to display their works. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information, please call the Friends office at (239) 262-8135.


Monthly openings for artists to exhibit their two-dimensional work at the West Wing Gallery are available.  If you are interested in displaying your artwork, please submit the following for our review: 1) artist’s biography, 2) contact information (full address, phone, email), and
3) samples of your work -- high-resolution digital images (300 dpi or greater) or high-resolution photographs -- which will be used for the Friends of the Library website and in large format posters displayed within the library advertising the exhibit. Sample images may also be distributed in concert with a press release announcing the exhibit to the Naples Daily News. Please submit in an email or mail to the address above, attention Marlene Kern.