Public Facilities Report

Two women holding books walking and smiling in a library and the text "Alachua county library district long range plan fiscal year 2021-2025"

Long Range Plan Priorities

1. Responsible management is the Library District’s highest priority and results in all Alachua County Residents receiving excellent and equitable library services that set a standard for Florida public libraries.

2. Services are diverse, community focused and continuously enhanced.

3. Collaborations are fostered with community groups to develop partnerships, strengthen civic engagement and promote library awareness.

4. Collections reflect our diverse communities in the format, scope and depth necessary to meet current and anticipated needs and interests.

5. Environment offers a positive library experience in our physical and virtual locations.

6. Staff is empowered by an environment of teamwork and a culture of continuous improvement in order to provide excellent service.

Mission Statement

A key to building a better community by creating opportunities to participate, connect and discover.

Governing Board

Marihelen Wheeler, Chair;

Gigi Simmons, Vice-Chair;

Charles S. Chestnut, IV; Ken Cornell;

Adrian Hayes-Santos; Dr. Leanetta McNealy

Core Values

Diversity of people and ideas. Free and equal access. Excellent and innovative service. Open exchange of ideas.

Board of Trustees

Larry McDaniel, Chair; Kim Worley, Vice-Chair;

Scherwin L. Henry; Dr. Bessie G. Jackson;

Linda Y. Jackson; Larry McDaniel;

Dr. Ralph W. Rice; Dr. Sharlynn Sweeney


Young girl holding two books inside a library.

Management Team

Shaney T. Livingston
Library Director
Devonia L. Andrew
Assistant to the Library Director
Administrative Services Division Director
Wantanisha D. Morant
Human Resources Director
Christopher Cochran
Automated Services Administrator
Tamika Gadson
Financial Services Administrator
Larry Jones
Facilities/Safety Services Administrator
Tony Littles
Facilities Maintenance Manager
Rachel Cook
Public Relations and Marketing Manager
Joyce West
Public Services Division Director
Renee Patterson
Public Services Administrator
Phillis Filer
Public Services Administrator
Emily Young
Public Services Administrator
Technical Services Senior Manager
Jasmine Tran
Adult Services Senior Manager
Susan Wright
Youth Services Senior Manager
Demaris Hill
Circulation Services Senior Manager
Ross Woodbridge
Alachua Branch Manager
Taryn Brown
Archer Branch Manager
Diane Johnson
Cone Park Branch Manager
Otto Pleil
eBranch Manager
Keith Harmon
Hawthorne Branch Manager
David H. Fuller, Jr
High Springs Branch Manager
Tina Bushnell
Library Partnership Branch Manager
Carolyn Wallace
Micanopy Branch Manager
Millhopper Senior Branch Manager
Marlin E. Day
Newberry Branch Manager
Alicia Antone
Outreach Services Manager
Jodie Patterson
Tower Road Senior Branch Manager
Kerry Dowd
Waldo Branch Manager

Who We Are

The Alachua County Library District is an independent special taxing district located in the Gainesville Metropolitan Area in North Central Florida. It is the sole provider of public library services within Alachua County (as established by Chapter 98-502, as amended by 03-376, Laws of Florida).

The Library District serves 267,306 Alachua County residents, 60 percent live in incorporated areas and 40 percent in unincorporated areas of the county. Incorporated municipalities include Gainesville (county seat), Alachua, Archer, Hawthorne, High Springs, LaCrosse, Micanopy, Newberry and Waldo.

The Library District includes a Headquarters Library (downtown Gainesville) and large branches Millhopper Branch (northwest Gainesville) and Tower Road Branch (unincorporated southwest Gainesville). Also located in Gainesville are the Library Partnership and Cone Park branches which house neighborhood resource centers. Additional branches reside in these municipalities: Alachua, Archer, Hawthorne, High Springs, Micanopy, Newberry and Waldo. The Library District’s eBranch oversees its website and virtual branch. The Library District operates two bookmobiles and provides library services to the Alachua County Jail.

Through reciprocal borrowing agreements, Library District patrons may borrow free of charge from public library systems in these surrounding counties: Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Putnam, St. Johns, Taylor and Union.

Map of branches, top left to top right include High Springs, Alachua, and Waldo; middle left to middle right Newberry, Tower Road, Millhopper, Headquarters, Library Partnership, and Cone Park; bottom left to bottom right Archer, Micanopy, and Hawthorne
TTY Call 711
401 E. University Avenue, Gainesville • 352-334-3900
Mon-Thu 9:30-8, Fri 9:30-6, Sat 9:30-5, Sun 12-5
Alachua Branch
14913 NW 140 Street, Alachua • 386-462-2592
Mon-Thu 10-7, Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
Archer Branch
13266 SW State Road 45, Archer • 352-495-3367
Tue- Thu 10-7, Fri & Sat 10-5, Closed Sun & Mon
Cone Park Branch
2801 E. University Avenue, Gainesville • 352-334-0720
Mon & Tue 10-7, Wed & Thu 10-6, Fri & Sat 10-5, Closed Sun
Hawthorne Branch
6640 SE 221 Street, Hawthorne • 352-481-1920
Mon-Thu 10-7, Fri-Sun 12-5
High Springs Branch
23779 W. U.S. Highway 27, High Springs • 386-454-2515
Mon, Wed & Fri 10-5, Tue & Thu 10-7, Sat 10-3, Sun 12-5
Library Partnership Branch
912 NE 16 Avenue, Gainesville • 352-334-0165
Mon & Tue 10-6, Wed & Thu 10-7, Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5, Closed Sun
Micanopy Branch
706 NE Cholokka Boulevard, Micanopy • 352-466-3122
Tue-Thu 12-7, Fri & Sat 12-5, Closed Sun & Mon
Millhopper Branch
3145 NW 43 Street, Gainesville • 352-334-1272
Mon-Thu 9:30-8, Fri 9:30-6, Sat 9:30-5, Sun 12-5
Newberry Branch
110 S. Seaboard Drive, Newberry • 352-472-1135
Mon, Tue, Fri & Sat 10-5, Wed & Thu 10-7, Sun 12-5
Tower Road Branch
3020 SW 75 Street, Gainesville • 352-333-2840
Mon-Thu 9:30-8, Fri 9:30-6, Sat 9:30-5, Sun 12-5
Waldo Branch
15150 NE US Highway 301, Waldo • 352-468-3298
Tue-Thu 10-7, Fri & Sat 10-5, Closed Sun & Mon