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Lakeland History & Culture Center
Main Branch Library Phase 1 Construction Info & FAQs


  • National Hispanic Heritage Month

    National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year from September 15 - October 15. This year, the theme is “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope.” Learn about traditional foods, celebratory traditions, and of course, exciting authors and stories in our Hispanic Heritage Month challenge. Log your reading and complete activities to earn colorful badges all month long.

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  • I Lost My Hat...

    Solve challenging puzzles, unlock tough codes, and put your problem solving skills to the test with the Lakeland Public Library's online escape room!  Play the game and complete the mission all from the comfort of your own home.  Click here if you are ready to begin the challenge.

     

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  • Free New York Times Online Access

    Access the New York Times online at your local Lakeland library or on the go! Enjoy free access to NYTimes.com compliments of the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Here's how:

    In library: 

    • Visit NYTimes.com/register
    • Create an account with your email or login if you already have an account
    • Browse articles

     

    Offsite: 

    • Click here for a 24-hour access link
    • Click the Redeem button to claim the free digital access code
    • Create an account with your email or login if you already have an account
    • Browse articles for up to 24 hours with this access link. After 24 hours, you will need to visit the Library website and click the Offsite link again to get a new one-day access.

     

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  • Link to OverDrive digital collection
    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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  • 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.

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