All residents of Duval County (regardless of age) qualify for a Jacksonville Public Library card with acceptable proof of residency. Any person age seventeen (17) and under may obtain a library card if their parent or legal guardian meets the requirements for a resident card and has ID for the child. Review the different card types, their benefits, and requirements here.
Acceptable proof of residency imprinted with name and current street address is required. Examples are listed in the Circulation Policy here.
Persons residing outside of Duval County can purchase a three-month, a six-month or a one-year Nonresident Card.
Six weeks (42 days) after the final due date (overdue) of borrowed material, the material is considered lost. At that time the replacement cost of the item is added to your account along with a $5 processing fee.
Nine weeks (63 days) after the final due date of borrowed material, your account will be sent to a collection agency and additional, non-refundable collection agency fees may be applied to your account.
If you return a long-overdue item in good condition, the replacement cost and $5 processing fee will be waived. Collection agency fees may still apply.
Please read the information provided in Marketing Your Book to the Jacksonville Public Library to find out.
Please use the information on the Get a Library Card page to help you pick the best library card for you.
Most users can bring their wireless-enabled device to the Library and simply turn it on. First time users should:
Books and DVDs in good condition may be brought to any Library location. The materials you donate primarily help the Friends of the Library raise money for the Library through book sales.
To understand more on what and how the Library accepts donations and how you can donate books and other materials to the Library please review the Library's Donation Policy. Call 904-255-BOOK (2665) for more information.
The processing fee and replacement cost will be removed from your account. No overdue fines will be charged. If it has been longer than 63 days overdue and has been sent to collections, a collection agency fee may apply.
If you paid for losing an item, those fees cannot be refunded even if you find it later. The fees collected for lost items are put into the library’s collection budget and the fee is cleared from your account. This was approved as part of the Library's Circulation Policy on August 22, 2019 by the Board of Library Trustees.
Yes, PLEASE! We would love to recover any materials that you may have been holding onto because of overdue fines. If you return a long-overdue item in good condition, the replacement cost and $5 processing fee will be waived. Collection agency fees may still apply.
Not unless otherwise invited to do so by the library. You may receive a call from a Jacksonville Public Library staff member or an email inviting you to have your hold relocated to an open curbside location. Otherwise, please plan to pick up your held item at the library listed in your notification. Additional information available at Curbside Pickup.