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Thursday, Dec. 25  CLOSED
Friday, Dec. 26  CLOSED

Wednesday, Dec. 31 (close @5pm)
Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015  CLOSED

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Community Memory
The library is your link to Lakeland's memories. Visit our Special Collections!

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Libraries are more than just books!

Library Locations

Lakeland Public Library
Main Library
100 Lake Morton Drive
Lakeland, FL  33801
Mon - Thurs 9am-9pm
Fri - Sat 9am-5pm
Sunday 1:30pm-5pm

Larry R. Jackson Branch
1700 N. Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL  33805
Mon, Tue, Thurs 9am-8pm
Wed, Fri, Sat 9am-5pm

eLibrary South

4740 S. Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL  33813
Mon - Thur 9am-6pm
Friday  9am-5pm
Sat  10am-2pm

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Coming in 2015 . . . 

Registration now open. Click for details!


Putting the "e" back in library!

Wait.  What?  

Think there's no "e" in library? Think again! Have you been to our eLibrary in South Lakeland? If you haven't, then you're missing out! The eLibrary collection features bestsellers and recent fiction, nonfiction, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks. They have books for adults, teens and children alike, and even offer newspapers, magazines and a TV. What's more, they have fifteen public access computers, free wi-fi, and offer pick-up/drop-off of library items from any Polk County public library. Click here for more!

Fun Fact:
Contrary to popular belief, the "e" in eLibrary does not stand for electronic, it stands for express. The eLibrary is a small express library.

4740 South Florida Avenue|Lakeland, FL 33813

My Library: Community Memory


Park Trammell Building, former home of the Lakeland Public Library (circa 1940's)

Have you been to our Special Collections unit? We have Lakeland's memories in a small little corner of the library! Our community history is captured in exhibits, manuscripts, maps, and photographs, all housed in the main library's "Lakeland Room". The materials focus on our city's people, institutions, organizations, industries and events. You can visit Special Collections in person, or browse our Special Collections page and view our searchable digital image collections online. 

Do you own a piece of Lakeland's history? We might be interested. We are looking to acquire high school yearbooks from Washington Park/Rochelle High School, as these are missing from our collection. 


Do you freegal?
Well, you should! 

Freegal gives you 24/7 access to millions of songs and thousands of artists. Listen, stream, and download FREE music to enjoy on your PC or favorite mobile device. You can download 3 songs each week absolutely FREE and they are yours to keep! Plus, music streaming (3 hrs per day/user) is also available, and freegal now has music videos too. All you need is your library card!

So, are you ready to freegal?


 Did you know you can print to the library? You can!

Remote printing allows you to print over the internet to a remote printer--and now you can print from anywhere to printers at the library! From your home pc, laptop, tablet, or phone, you can send your print jobs to the library and pick up printouts at your convenience.  No software required. 

Visit our Remote Printing page to find out more. 

Ready? Send. Print!


Love magazines?

Try zinio!

With zinio, you can read digital editions of your favorite magazines anytime, anywhere. Enjoy FREE access to more than 60 magazine titles you can read on your computer, tablet, or phone. Plus, you can keep magazines as long as you like!

For more on zinio, including a setup guide, review our digital content.



Let's take a tumble!

Experience ebooks in action! Visit TumbleBooks to enjoy a collection of animated picture books for children. TumbleBooks are created using printed books and adding narration, sound, animation, and music. You can pick from storybooks, chapter books, nonfiction, and even graphic novels--all suited for elementary school children. Plus, you can also play puzzles and games, focus on language, or watch educational videos. So go on, try it today!