Special District

General Information

  • Full Legal Name:
    Alachua County Library District
  • Public Purpose Statement:
    A key to building a better community by creating opportunities to participate, connect and discover.
  • Boundaries/Service Areas:
    Alachua County
  • Services Provided:
    Public library services
  • Charter:
    Chapter 98-502, as amended by Chapter 2003-375, Laws of Florida
  • Statutory Authority:
    Section 189.031, Florida Statutes
  • Date Established:
    October 1, 1986
  • Establishing Entity:
    Florida Legislature

General Contact Information

Governing Board Members

Dr. Leanetta McNealy (Chair)
School Board of Alachua County
(4 years) November 2016 - November 2020
(352) 955-7300

620 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601

Marihelen Wheeler (Vice-Chair)
Board of County Commissioners - Alachua County
(4 years) November 2018 - November 2022
(352) 264-6900

12 SE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

Charles S. Chestnut, IV
Board of County Commissioners - Alachua County
(4 years) November 2016 - November 2020
(352) 264-6900

12 SE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

Ken Cornell
Board of County Commissioners - Alachua County
(4 years) November 2014 - November 2018
(352) 264-6900

12 SE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

Adrian Hayes-Santos
Gainesville City Commission
(3 years) May 2018 - May 2021
(352) 334-5016

200 East University Avenue
P. O. Box 490, Station 19
Gainesville, FL 32627

Gigi Simmons
Gainesville City Commission
(3 years) May 2019 - May 2022
352-334-5016

200 East University Avenue
P.O. Box 490, Station 19
Gainesville, FL 32627

Revenue Information

  • The Alachua County Library District Governing Board may levy ad valorem taxes up to 1.5 mills for operational expenses, and all millage necessary to pay the principal and interest on general obligation bonds.
  • Total District Millage Rate for Fiscal Year 2018-2019: 1.2303
  • Statutory Authority: Section 189.031

General Financial Information

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