Services

 

Services

Book a Librarian

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? Book at appointment with one of our librarians at the Main Library.

Conference Center at the Main Library

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) 255-6198 or jplconference@coj.net, to learn how JPL's Conference Center at the Main Library can help you with your event.

Copiers

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

  • $.15  a sheet for Black and White 8.5 X 11 inch and 8.5 X 14 inch copies and prints
  • $.50 a sheet for color copies and prints
  • $.05 per job for scanning.  Please provide your own USB drive.

Digitization Station

Do you have boxes of old photographs in storage?  Home movies on VHS?  Have you ever wanted to transfer them to DVD or share them online? Preserve your priceless memories and mementos with the Digitization Station in Special Collections at the Main Library.

E-Services

The Jacksonville Public Library's E-Services Department is dedicated to helping users learn and master the technology needed in today's economy.

All of our classes are free and everyone is welcome.

Get a Library Card

#Choose the Right Card for You:

  • E-Card: If you already have a library card, you do not need an e-card, you already have access to all digital library materials! 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. 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 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.
  • 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 at a Jacksonville Public Library branch.

Interlibrary Loan

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. The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service offers customers access to collections beyond what is held in Jacksonville, allowing customers to request items to be sent to their local library. ILL services are available to anyone holding a Jacksonville Public Library (JPL) card in good standing.

Mobile Print

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!

After an initial setup and adding funds to your library account, you simply print and then visit any of the library’s 21 locations to release your secured print job and be on your way.

Personalized Playlist

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.

Public Access Computers

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.

Computers in the adult, children’s and teen areas are set for 45 minute sessions.  If there is  no one waiting, session lengths are automatically extended.

Self-Publishing E-books at the Library

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

Speakers Bureau

The Jacksonville Public Library has more than books! Learn about our other great offerings and services - request a speaker for your group! Visually or physically impaired? Need Braille or other specialized help? Check out our service for the Visually and/or Hearing Impaired.

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.

Tour of the Main Library

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.

Jacksonville Main Library

Main Library
303 N Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 630-2665
 

WiFi

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:

Zine Collection

Zine collection at the Main library

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

First of all, what is a zine?

Zines (pronounced "zeens") are self-published pamphlets of all sizes and shapes, often covering subjects overlooked in larger scale publications. 

What is the library's mission with the zine collection?

Get a Library Card

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Career & Job Resources

Career & Job Resources

Helping Jacksonville Get to Work

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