Book a Meeting Room

Book a meeting room or a study room at the Jacksonville Public Library.

All meetings must be free and open to the general public.

Rooms are available for nonprofit or community groups. Groups which are affiliated with a business or commercial organization, enterprise, or any other entity which exists for profit may not use the meeting rooms. No funds shall be collected on library property.

For more information please read the Jacksonville Public Library's complete meeting room policy.

Center for Adult Learning

The Center for Adult Learning (CAL) at the Jacksonville Public Library serves over 500 adult students each year - providing GED preparation, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and other adult education courses. Adult learners can gain the skills they need to enter and succeed in the workforce and/or for post-secondary education.

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, 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 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.

Find Your Next Read

Get email newsletters right in your inbox with recommendations from all kinds of different categories plus find your next book with staff curated book reviews, genre studies, and author studies. Want to try your hand at finding recommendations yourself? NovelistPlus is fun (and free to you!)

FSCJ Laptop & Hotspot Borrowing

The Jacksonville Public Library and Florida State College at Jacksonville are aware of the critical role that technology plays in learning and, because many FSCJ classes are online or at least have an online component, access to a reliable computer with a webcam, microphone and high-speed internet is imperative to your academic success. This is your opportunity to stop sharing equipment with others inside your home, struggling with old or unreliable laptops, slow internet or driving across town to borrow equipment or use public access computers or WiFi.

Get a Library Card

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  • Get an E-Card: In a hurry? Have your ID handy? It takes just 2 minutes to sign up online and receive your library card number by email. Start enjoying free e-books, magazines, audiobooks, streaming movies and more – instantly – on your favorite phone, e-reader, tablet or computer. Visit us in-person to upgrade to a full card. Please Note: If you already have a library card, you do not need an E-Card, you already have access to all digital library materials!

  • Get a Library Card: Apply in person at your nearest library location for your free Resident Card and start borrowing books, DVDs, audiobooks, and more! Plus, access public computers, study rooms, programs and classes for free.
  • Get an Educator Card: Check out more materials, place multiple holds on a single title and enjoy extended loan periods. Offered exclusively to educators in Duval County public, charter, and private schools, as well as licensed childcare centers and homeschool parents.

Marketing Your Book to Jacksonville Public Library

For Local Authors and Small Presses

Jacksonville Public Library will consider materials (books, music CDs and DVDs) that are written and/or published locally for addition to the collection. As a public library we select books whose content is written for the general reader rather than for the specialist or practitioner.  Music CDs and DVDs are selected for the same general audience.

Memory Lab

Reel to reel machine for digitizing media

Do you have boxes of old photographs in storage? Home movies on VHS or film? Mixed tapes on cassette or favorite records? Have you ever wanted to convert them to an easily stored and sharable digital format?

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) 255-BOOK (2665)


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! The collection focuses on regionally-based zines but covers everything from arts, music, comics, politics, gender issues and advocacy. It is located on the first floor of the Main Library and is fully searchable in our online catalog. Check a zine out today! Or submit your own to the collection.

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