The Alachua County Library District and the School Board of Alachua County are partnering to improve access to educational and recreational materials by providing students with a free Alachua County Library District Student Library Card, which can be used to:
Students that already have a standard library card with Alachua County Library District are still eligible to receive the Student Library Card. Here are just a few benefits:
- Research tells us that children who have library cards and use the library perform better in school.
- Public library staff help students learn how to perform age-appropriate Internet searches, online tutoring and utilize Web-based eSources for homework help using free, public-access computers
- A library card is the most important school supply of all.
The Alachua County Library District does not charge overdue fines for materials, but we do require that materials be returned. Your student may receive notices from the Alachua County Library District on a quarterly basis if they have unreturned items on their library card.
If you are an Alachua County Public School student interested in getting a student library card, please complete the form below with your parent or guardian. If you don't attend an Alachua County Public School, but are interested in having your school participate in the program in the future, please contact Erin Phemester, Youth Services Senior Library Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-334-3947.