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Having trouble downloading e-books, using online services or setting up a new device or laptop? We can help!

Set up a one-on-one appointment with a e-specialist and we can walk you through step by step on how to use technology, learn software or download the latest materials from the library's growing digital media collections.

The Jacksonville Public Library is happy to offer customers the ability to submit projects to be printed on the library’s 3-D printer. The 3-D printer can create a physical object based on a design supplied as a digital file.

The procedures governing the use of the library’s 3-D printer are subject to change.

Would you like a personal introduction to resources available at the Main Library? Need more time with a librarian than you can get over the phone or if you just walk in? 

A library card is required to use this service. If you don't have a library card we can get you one when you come in.

Approved February 13, 2003 by the Library Board of Trustees.

Revised 11/10/05, 9/8/2010, 9/1/2017

This policy does not govern the Main Library Conference Center, which rents meeting space to both public and private sector individuals, groups and organizations. 

The Center for Adult Learning (CAL) provides a community learning environment for adults who are no longer part of the K – 12 educational system as well as for adults who meet criteria for the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program.

Photocopiers are available for your use at all locations with a valid library card.  In place of a valid library cardcustomers may obtain a free Copy Pass at any Circulation Desk. Copy Passes are good for one day only.  

With classes offered year-round in both English and Spanish, you can learn a new or update your skills to improve yourself professionally and personally.

Our regular class offerings include training about the library’s downloadable media service, computer basics, Microsoft Office, and special topics that include 3D design and printing and coding.  

All classes are free.  No registration is necessary. Seating is on a first-come first-serve basis and subject to room capacity.  Check the Computer Class Catalog and our event calendar to find the class, location, date and time that suits your interest and schedule.   

The Jacksonville Public Library (JPL) is pleased to provide space for exhibits that support its mission to enrich lives, build community, and foster success by bringing people, information, and ideas together. These exhibits may be educational, cultural, civic or artistic in nature. Review the policy and request to exhibit using the documents below:

Exhibit Policy

It's easy and free. You may apply for a library card online.

Books or materials borrowed from one branch may be returned to any library location in Duval county. We send materials back to their home branches.

Books, compact discs, audio books, videos and DVDs can also be delivered to your closest branch at your request. You can call or ask a staff member to place a "hold" on materials and the item will be sent to the branch closest to you. You can also request a title via our website using Search Catalog at the top of the web page.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) offers Library customers the opportunity to request and receive books that are not owned by Jacksonville Public Library (JPL). Through ILL, you have access to the circulating book collections of all the library systems in Florida, as well as universities and public library systems throughout the United States.

Jacksonville Public Library’s new Mobile Print service is designed to suit the way you work. Now you can send print jobs from wherever you are—within the library, at home, or on the road—from any Internet-connected device to the library’s print management system. All you need is a library card and an email account.

Looking for a good book?  Fill out this form and our staff will create a list of 5 books just for you.  Please allow 3-5 days for a response to your request.

Need something to listen to? Looking for a new favorite band? Simply fill out the form and our staff will search out the music you love. The more information provided, the more specific will be our recommendations. Please allow 1 week for a response to your request.

The Jacksonville Public Library provides computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office (includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher) to customers on a first come first served basis.  

You must use your library card to reserve a computer.   Guest passes are available for a $2.00 charge.  The guest pass is good for the day purchased.

The Jacksonville Public library is partnering with Library Journal  to bring the SELF-e public library ebook service to you.  The SELF-e discovery platform is designed to expose your ebook to readers through the public library.   SELF-e helps authors upload their work for inclusion into one or both of two online collections:  Library Journal’s SELF-e Select nation-wide collection and SELF-e Florida.

The Jacksonville Public Library has more than books!
Learn about our other great offerings and services - request a speaker for your group!

Do you or does someone you know have difficulty holding, handling or reading a regular print book because of a visual or physical disability? You or your friend may be eligible to receive free services from the Talking Books / Special Needs.

Image representing The Local Author Collection at the Jacksonville Public Library

Jacksonville Florida is the home of many talented writers, and to make their work accessible to the entire community, the Jacksonville Public Library created the Local Author Collection.

Fill out the form and bring a class or just stop on by and take a tour of the Main Library. The building is full of beautiful paintings, exhibits, sculptures and interesting architecture.

How can I use Wi-Fi   at the Library?

Most users can bring their wireless-enabled device to the Library and simply turn it on. First time users should:

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