Q: I want to find new library materials. Can I browse the collections at the Main Library?
A: The Children's Room and Teen Room at the Main Library will remain open and function as normal during Phase 1 of construction. There will also be a small collection of popular adult materials and DVDs located in the Meeting Room. All other adult collection materials will be housed off-site to avoid possible damage.
Q: My holds are available. Can I pick them up?
A: Yes, you can still choose to pick up your requested items at any of the three Lakeland libraries. At the Main Library, the self-serve holds pickup will be relocated to the Meeting Room.
Q: Can I pick up holds outside the library or have them mailed to me?
A: Curbside service will be available for picking up holds at the Lakeland Public Library during construction. If you would like to have your holds brought directly to your vehicle, please contact the library when you arrive so staff can bring your items out to you. The Lakeland Libraries are also mailing materials through our Books by Mail Lakeland service. Choose "Lakeland Books by Mail" as the pickup location for your holds or let library staff know you would like your materials mailed instead of made available for pickup.
Q: I have library materials checked out currently. Where can I return them?
A: You can put returns in the outside book drop or bring them inside any of the three Lakeland Library locations.
Q: I have materials to donate to the library. Are donations being accepted?
A: No donated material will be accepted during the project, and the Friends’ book sale area will not be running since much the Main Library will be inaccessible.
Q: I use Interlibrary Loan to get materials from outside Polk County. Will this service still be available?
A: Yes, interlibrary loans will continue to be accepted. If you are searching for an item not available from a library within Polk County, we can expand the search to the state level. Make an interlibrary loan request using this online form or by filling out a request in person at any Lakeland Library location.