Browsing is available during limited hours at select locations and requires the use of a mask and social distancing. Curbside service and computer appointments are available at all branches. Learn more about our current services.

Illustration of a ghost and the text Thrills and Chills: Find your scary story

Spooky stories for all ages

From slightly scary to truly terrifying, we have thousands of films and books to give you shivers.

Illustration of a child reading a book and the words

Share a story with your child

Take home a Halloween-themed story time this week at any branch!

Ballot going into a voting box beside the text Early Voting.

Millhopper, Tower Road branches host early voting

Walk-up service and browsing hours continue during early voting through Oct. 31.

Rainbow pen tip beside the words LGBTQ+ History Month

A rainbow of experiences

Explore LGBTQ+ History in October with these books.

Newspaper and tablet beside the text Celebrate National Newspaper Week with Newsbank

Stay up-to-date

Read local and national newspapers, including the Gainesville Sun and the New York Times, with your library card.

Staff Picks

A mix of nonsensical and everyday rhyming words make hearing and learning language a fun game for children.
Seasonal titles in board books, picture books, and early readers.
The opening song from The Rocky Horror Picture show refers to 11 movies, eight of which can be checked out at your neighborhood library!
Have you tried our seed library? Why not try some of these yummy recipes to make with your harvest!

Virtual Events

Would you like to learn how to draw something beautiful, while also lowering your stress? Then making mandalas is for you!
Interested in Glass and Ceramic painting? Join Headquarters Branch library specialist Karen as she shows how to paint your very own wine glass or ceramic mug.
Listen to spooky tales told around a campfire!

Virtual Reference Chat