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  • Lakeland Library close at 4 pm on September 29th

    Main Library Hours Change for September 29th

    The Lakeland Public Library will CLOSE at 4 PM on Thursday, September 29th to prepare for the Lakeland History and Culture Center Donor Reception that will be held from 6 pm - 8 pm for invited guests only.

    We will reopen at 9 AM on Friday, September 30th.

  • We're Going Fine-Free on October 1st!

    Effective October 1, 2022, the Lakeland Libraries will no longer charge overdue fines on borrowed physical items belonging to the Lakeland Public Library, Larry R. Jackson Branch Library, and eLibrary South Lakeland!

    Existing fines on patron accounts are not affected or cleared unless paid by patrons, and items borrowed from other Polk County Library Cooperative libraries may still accrue fines

    For more information about going fine-free, click here for Fine-Free FAQs.


  • Stack of books with donations sign

    Book Sale and Book Donations Are Back!

    The Friends of the Library Book Sale area is back!

    Browse books for all ages, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, and more! Book sale purchases are cash-only. 

    Donations of new or gently used materials are also being taken at the Lakeland Public Library (100 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland, FL 33801).

    Donated materials not selected for the collection will be given to the Friends of the Library. Those items may be made available for purchase in the Friends of the Library Book Sale area.

    If you need assistance bringing materials from your vehicle, please contact the Checkout Desk at 863-834-4263.


  • Storytime at Lakeland Public Library

    Join us select Wednesdays at 10 AM at the Lakeland Public Library for Storytime!





    For more information, please contact the Lakeland Public Library 863.834.4268

  • 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 Newsbank's America's News, Lakeland Ledger Collection, and the New York Times online

    To get started, click here.


  • Unlock Your Next Read!

    Looking for a contactless option to pick up your library items? Try our new book lockers inside Kelly Recreation Complex (404 Imperial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803)!

    How it works:

    1. Place items on hold online, by phone, or in person at your local library.
    2. Choose “Lakeland Library Lockers” as the pickup location.
    3. Once you are notified the items are available, visit the book lockers inside Kelly Recreation Complex and scan your library card to retrieve your items.

    The Lakeland Book Lockers at Kelly Recreation Complex are funded under the provisions of the DLIS Florida CARES Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.