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  • Holiday hours

    Thanksgiving Library Closing

    All Lakeland Libraries will close early on Wednesday, November 24th at 5 PM.  

    We will remain closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

    We will reopen at 9 AM on Saturday, November 27th.


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    Access Your Favorite Magazines

    From Consumer Reports and TIME to National Geographic, Real Simple and People, Flipster has the magazines you know and love, available digitally.

    Download and read the latest editions of your favorite magazines on your computer, tablet, or mobile device for free with Flipster.

    Login with your library card and start browsing your favorite magazines!


  • Free Online Access

    With your library card, you have free digital access to a wide array of current news resources in the library or at home.

    Browse our digital newspaper services for free access to America's News, Lakeland Ledger Collection, and the New York Times online

    To get started, click here.



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    eBooks, Audiobooks, and Movies Anytime!

    Download and enjoy up to 10 ebooks, audiobooks, and movies on your tablet or mobile device for free with OverDrive.

    Create a free account with your library card and browse hundreds of titles, with new content added all the time. Plus, Lakeland users have access to additional OverDrive ADVANTAGE titles too!

    For a quick and easy way to borrow and read from your library, try Libby, the app brought to you by Overdrive!


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    Good Eats!

    Lakelanders have a long history of enjoying food, and restaurants have not let them down. 

    Enjoy this photographic stroll through some of these local restaurants, eateries, diners, pubs, cafeterias, and sweet and soda shops, showcased from our Digital Collection through Flickr.


  • Phase 1 Hours and FAQs

    During Phase 1 of construction at the Main Library, all three Lakeland Library locations have new hours of operation:

    Lakeland Public Library 
    Monday - Thursday 9 AM to 7 PM
    Friday - Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM
    Sunday 1:30 PM to 5 PM

    Larry R. Jackson Branch Library 
    Monday - Thursday 9 AM to 7 PM
    Friday - Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM
    Sunday 1:30 PM to 5 PM

    eLibrary South Lakeland 
    Monday - Thursday 9 AM to 7 PM
    Friday - Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM
    Sunday CLOSED

    As a reminder, there will be no public access computers for adults or general seating available at the Lakeland Public Library, and entry to the facility will be through the Meeting Room doors off the lobby. Full library services will be available at the Larry R. Jackson Branch Library and eLibrary South Lakeland.

    For more information, please click here or contact your local library.