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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.

We're upgrading! Online meeting room booking is unavailable from Thursday May 23 to Wednesday May 29. Please call your library branch location for assistance.

 

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

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

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.

The Conference Center at the Main Library located in downtown Jacksonville, Florida rents meeting spaces to both public and private sector individuals, groups and organizations for training seminars, musical performances and recitals, weddings and business meetings. Call or e-mail the Conference Team, at (904) 630-1947 or jplconference@coj.net, to learn how JPL's Conference Center at the Main Library can help you with your event.

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.  

Reserve the equipment for self-directed use, after watching the introductory videos.  Please check our calendar for guided orientation sessions for more comprehensive training on the equipment.

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.   

Choose the Right Card for You:

  • E-Card: Great for audiobook listeners; people with e-readers like Kindle, iPad, Nook, etc.; lovers of digital magazines; music and movie streamers. Apply online and your library card number and pin will be emailed to you within 2 – 3 days. Available to Duval County residents only. Must visit a branch to sign up for a physical card.
  • Library Card: Great for those who love to hold a physical book; people who want a Blockbuster browsing experience without the cost; people who need a place to use a computer, print or scan documents. Must show proof of Duval County residence and apply in-person at one of our 21 library locations. Print the online application and bring to any branch.
  • Educator Card: Great for educators of course. Educators who need to check out materials in bulk, and keep them for an extended period of time with no overdue fines. This card is available to educators in Duval County public, private and charter schools, as well as homeschool educators. The educator does not need to live in Duval County but must present proof of employment from a Duval County school and proof of home address.

The Jacksonville Public Library (JPL) is committed to serving the public by providing materials to meet our customers’ needs. The mission of JPL is to enrich lives, build community, and foster success by bringing people, information, and ideas together.

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!

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.

Talking Books Library

The Talking Books Library loans audiobooks and magazines, along with a player, FREE by mail to persons who have difficulty reading or using printed books and other materials because of blindness, or visual, physical or reading disabilities. Customers can also request Braille books for free.

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:

The Jacksonville Public Library has an expansive zine collection—one of the first housed in a public library in the Southeast!

Zine collection at the Jacksonville Public Library in the Main Library at the Jax Makerspace.

Jacksonville Public Library