All Services

All library branches are open for browsing, computer use, study room use, meeting room reservations, and printing services during all operating hoursPatrons are asked to practice social distancing while visiting the library. 

Outside services are available 1-5 p.m. at most locations when they are open, weather permitting. Alachua Branch will offer drive-through service during all operating hours.

Outside Service

Place items on hold and you can pick them up from your preferred location using outside service if you prefer not to enter the library. You can also renew your library card or apply for a library card using outside services.

Outside service is available 1-5 p.m., depending on the weather, every day when branches are open.

You can easily search our online catalog to place hold requests for books, DVDs, and other materials. Here's how. 

  • Use the Place Hold option on items you want to reserve.
  • Select the Pickup Library option for the library branch where you would like to pick up your materials.
  • You will receive a notification when your items are ready.

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 materials.
  • Follow the directions at your preferred branch and walk up to the designated door for outside service. Have your library card or photo identification ready to present to library staff. 
  • Library staff will bring your materials out to you. 
  • Please return all materials to the exterior book drops. 
  • You can also renew or sign up for a new library card, just bring your photo identification and proof of address to your local branch. 

Questions? We can help!

Headquarters Library Reference Desk

Call: 352-334-3940

Text (SMS): 352-578-1184


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