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Recognition / Naming Policy

The recognition/naming policy of the Jacksonville Public Library, as mandated by the Board of Trustees, is as follows:


The Board of Trustees of the Jacksonville Public Library has the final and exclusive authority for the naming of library buildings, gardens, areas, rooms, spaces, and all other library facilities, pursuant to Chapter 622, Ordinance Code.


All such proposals for naming may come from a Trustee, the Jacksonville Public Library Foundation, City administration, civic groups or individuals for consideration by the Board of Trustees of the Jacksonville Public Library.


  • The main library and any of its branches shall only be named Jacksonville Public Library, followed by the name of the geographic area in which the main library or branch library building is located or after the community it serves. The Board, in its sole discretion, may name a building after an individual, family, corporation, etc., under exceptional circumstances that shall include service to the library system.
  • Rooms, gardens or wings of libraries shall be named for the function of the area; e.g. the "Children's Room", the "Adult Learning Center", or the "Quiet Room", or similar designation preceded or followed by the name of an individual, family, corporation, etc. approved by the Board of Trustees for an extraordinary monetary contribution or services to the library.
  • A collection may be named by the Board in recognition of a donor when the funding is sufficient to create and maintain the collection, and it meets the library's needs and other criteria.
  • Book donors will be recognized by placing a bookplate in the book for the life of the book.
  • Service Program donors who sponsor an entire program period will be recognized by placing signage in the service area within the facility, acknowledging their sponsorship, for the life of the service provided.

Issued: July 8, 1999
Revised: July 7, 2009