JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Public libraries across the First Coast are taking different approaches to provide services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below is a county-by-county breakdown of which libraries are open, closed or providing services such as curbside pickup.
The Emily Taber Public Library remains closed but staff is still available to help. Requests to pick up materials will be taken by phone only, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, click here.
The library has reopened but under limited hours, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The library is only open to Bradford County residents. Visits are limited to 60 minutes per day and visitors must have their temperature taken before entering the building. No more than 22 people, including staff, will be allowed in at a time. For more information, click here.
Beginning Tuesday, May 26, all Clay County library branches will be open Monday through Friday from 1 to 6 p.m.
- Indoor browsing will be allowed with limited capacity.
- Access to public computers will be allowed in one-hour sessions.
- Patrons can use the free Wi-Fi from the parking lot.
- Physical distancing guidelines will be followed at all library branches.
For more information, call 904-541-2758 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or email at email@example.com.
All library branches have resumed normal operating hours with restrictions in place. For more information, click here.
All library locations are closed. Loan periods are extended and overdue fines are waived. The county's digital library remains open 24/7.
Both the Palm Coast and Bunnell libraries reopened May 11.
- Main Palm Coast Branch Library
Open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. • Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Bunnell Branch
Open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The library is closed, but curbside pick up begins June 1
Closed until further notice but materials are available online 24/7.
St. Johns County
Libraries reopen for expanded essential services at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19. Services include returns, grab-and-go service and computer usage up to one hour. For more information, click here.
Libraries are open under limited hours, Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Library customers must have their temperature taken before entering the building. Customers are encouraged to wear a mask while visiting the library. Groups and families are limited to three people or less. Customers must maintain social distancing of at least six feet apart.
Closed until June 15.
Closed until further notice.
The library is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with limited services and special social distancing rules in effect. For more information, click here.
Libraries offer limited curbside services at both the Brunswick Library and St. Simons Library during regular hours. For more information, click here.
Buildings are closed, but online services are available 24/7. Due dates are extended to June 15
Closed until further notice