Current Services

Curbside and other select services are available Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all 12 library branch locations  (weather permitting).

Curbside library card sign-up and renewal

To obtain or renew a card, follow these steps:

  • Bring your photo identification (for example: driver’s license, passport, or other state-issued ID) and proof of address to your local library branch.
  • Call when you arrive and be ready to provide your name, address, birth date, email address, and phone number.
  • After you’ve spoken with a library staff member, follow their directions to show your identification and proof of address for review.  After reviewing your documentation, staff members will issue a new card or renew your card.  Please note that library cards must have a zero balance (no bills charged for overdue items) in order to renew.

You can review details on obtaining a library card for a minor and other information on our Cards page.

Library cards expiration dates for 2020 were extended through July 31.

Book drops

Please return materials at book drops. No returns will be accepted curbside in person.  Items will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in.

Curbside checkouts

Please follow these steps to check out materials after you've received notification that they are ready to be picked up.

  • Bring your library card or photo identification when you go to pick up your library materials.
  • Call your Pickup Library branch when you arrive to pick up your items and have your library card or photo identification ready to present to library staff. 
  • Library staff will bring your materials out to you.  Please wear a face mask or covering when interacting with staff.

How to Use Curbside Service

Curbside Service 101

Computer, copier use appointments

One-hour computer appointments are available at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday at all branches starting Monday, July 20. Fifteen-minute copier appointments are available from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 

Patrons are required to complete a health screening, wear a face covering, and maintain six feet of distance from staff members and other patrons during appointments. No food and beverages are allowed in the buildings. Please note that copiers and printers accept silver change and $1 or $5 bills. We are not able to provide change.

Due to social distancing recommendations, we are not able to offer one-on-one computer assistance at this time. Browsing is currently not allowed, but you are welcome to pick up your library holds as you leave your appointment. Patrons who do not follow the Code of Conduct, including not wearing a face covering or failing to practice social distancing, will be told to leave immediately.  Please review the COVID-19 Code of Conduct Procedures for further details. Library staff members will sanitize computer stations and copier areas, and high traffic areas between appointments.

To make an appointment, please call your preferred branch. You can make one appointment per day for the current day and the next business day by calling a branch.

  • Headquarters Branch 352-334-3939
  • Alachua Branch 386-462-2592
  • Archer Branch 352-495-3367
  • Cone Park Branch 352-334-0720
  • Hawthorne Branch 352-481-1920
  • High Springs Branch 386-454-2515
  • Library Partnership Branch 352-334-0165
  • Micanopy Branch 352-466-3122
  • Millhopper Branch 352-334-1270
  • Newberry Branch 352-472-1135
  • Tower Road Branch 352-333-2840
  • Waldo Branch 352-468-3298

Computer and copier appointments

Reserve materials online

  • Search our online catalog for books, DVDs, and other material
  • Use the Place Hold option on items you want to reserve.
  • Select the Pickup Library option for the library branch you would like to pick up your materials from.

You will receive a notification when your items are ready.

Try our Grab & Go service

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Download materials

Download from more than 80,000 eBooks, magazines, and dozens of eSources. Some digitial items may be limited to Alachua County residents only.

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