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

12 SE 1st St.
Gainesville, FL 32601

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Dr. Leanetta McNeally
Dr. Leanetta McNealy (Vice-Chair)
School Board of Alachua County 
Governing Board Term: 4 years
November 2020-November 2024
(352) 955-7300

620 E. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601

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Charles S. Chestnut, IV
Charles S. Chestnut, IV
Board of County Commissioners - Alachua County
Governing Board Term: 4 years
November 2020-November 2024
(352) 264-6900

12 SE 1st St.
Gainesville, FL 32601

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Ken Cornell
Ken Cornell
Board of County Commissioners - Alachua County 
Governing Board Term: 4 years
November 2018-November 2022
(352) 264-6900

12 SE 1st St.
Gainesville, FL 32601

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Harvey Ward
Harvey Ward
Gainesville City Commission
Governing Board Term: 3 years
May 2021-May 2024
(352) 334-5016

200 E. University Ave.
P. O. Box 490, Station 19
Gainesville, FL 32627

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Desmon Duncan-Walker
Desmon Duncan-Walker
Gainesville City Commission
Governing Board Term: 3 years
September 2021-May 2024
(352) 334-5016

200 E. University Ave.
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