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.
Have old documents saved to floppy disk or CD? Old resumes or manuscripts you haven't been able to access in years? Every computer in the Memory Lab has a CD/DVD drive. Our Special Collections Department also has a floppy disk drive (available upon request). If you need to scan oversized books, ledgers, and materials, the Memory Lab is also equipped with the Bookeye 5 V2 Overhead Book Scanner, allowing you to scan materials up to 24" x 18.5".
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
The Jacksonville Public Library (JPL) is pleased to provide space for exhibits that support its mission to enrich lives, build community, and foster success by bringing people, information, and ideas together. These exhibits may be educational, cultural, civic or artistic in nature. Review the policy and request to exhibit.
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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, or driving across town to borrow equipment or use public access computers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jacksonville Florida is the home of many talented writers, and to make their work accessible to the entire community, Jacksonville Public Library created the Local Author Collection.
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.
303 N Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 255-BOOK (2665)
Preserve your old home movies on VHS, VHS-C and Hi8 cassette or 8mm, 16mm or Super 8 film as sharable digital files! We have two VHS-to-Digital stations available for self-directed use and film transfer hardware available by appointment. Note: capture happens in real time. One minute of footage takes one minute to digitize. Please plan accordingly.
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! 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.