Center for Adult Learning at Jacksonville Public Library

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#Who We Are

Originally founded in 1984 as the "Computers and Literacy" program at the Hayden Burns Library, Jacksonville Public Library's Center for Adult Learning (CAL) has helped thousands of adults over the years fulfill their educational goals and gain the skills needed to enter and succeed in the workforce.

Today, we serve over 500 adult students each year - providing 100% free, small-group instruction to Duval residents, 18 and older, who want to improve their English, pass the GED Test or become a U.S. citizen. Classes are offered in the daytime and evening, throughout the year, to fit a variety of busy schedules.

Learn more about the history of CAL and how you can support our mission.


#Free Classes for Adults

#How Do I Get Started?

To register for classes, new students need to schedule an appointment to talk with one of our instructors. After a short assessment, we'll work with you to find the class (or classes) that best fit your current goals and schedule (no guesswork required!)

Please note: Due to COVID safety, all appointments and classes are currently only offered online via Zoom.

#Have Questions?

For more information, call our office at (904) 255-6135 or send an email to

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

If you need assistance after hours or on the weekend, please call (904) 255-2665.

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