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?

In order to register for classes, new students should 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.

#Can I Borrow a Laptop or WiFi Hotspot?

Did you know that you can borrow a laptop and/or a Wi-Fi hotspot for FREE at several Jacksonville Public Library locations? Devices are available to cardholders in good standing, ages 18 and older.

Click here to check availability!


#Support Adult Literacy and Learning

#Community First Cares Foundation

"One in five adults in Duval County perform at or below the lowest literacy levels," said Missy Peters, director of community relations at Community First Credit Union. "To further our mission to help build healthy communities, the Community First Cares Foundation is proud to support adult literacy through our public library." That is why they have pledged up to $10,000 in matching funds for selected gifts to the Library Foundation of Jacksonville during the fourth quarter of 2023.

#Double Your Impact

For every dollar the community gives to support adult literacy to the Library Foundation of Jacksonville---and for annual gifts received---between September 1 and December 31, 2023, Community First Cares Foundation will match 100 percent up to $10,000.

Giving is as easy as visiting and clicking the "Donate" button on the page. Donations are tax-deductible. Proceeds from gifts received fund programs and services at Jacksonville Public Library. 

Make your gift through the Library Foundation of Jacksonville now through December 31!

Donate TODAY!

#What If I 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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