303 N. Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
- Mon, Thu, Fri, & Sat: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Tue, Wed: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- Closings & Holidays
- On N. Laura Street at Hemming Plaza in downtown Jacksonville
Map & Driving Directions
About the Library
Click on the brochure above or here to find out more about the Main Library.
- Mass Transit
- JTA Bus Schedules
- Architectural Firm
- Carnegie Library (1905): Henry Klutho; Haydon Burns Library (1965): Taylor Hardwick; Main Library (2005): Robert A.M. Stern
- Opened November 12, 2005 as the final library project in the Better Jacksonville Plan. The Main Library is over 300,000 sq. ft in size and is the largest public library in the state.
It replaces the old Haydon Burns Main Library (November 1965 - September 2005) and the Jacksonville Free Public Library (June 1901 - November 1965).
- Additional Information
- Conference Center Information
- Library Floor Plans & Highlights (Square footage: 323,110)
- Parking at the Library
- Take a Walking Tour of the Library
- School Bus Parking Guide
- Contact Children's department at 630-2417 or Teen department at 630-0673 for school tour and bus parking information.
- Jacksonville City Council District
- District 4
Services and Programs
- The library collection includes books, audiobooks on tape and CD, videos and DVDs, and recorded music on tape and CD.
- A floor dedicated to Special Collections such as the new Morris Ansbacher Map Collection and the African-American Collection.
- It houses the Center for Adult Learning headquarters and classrooms, as well as the Talking Books Library.
- A spacious teen room, the Popular Library, and a beautiful Children's Area
- Other areas include an electronic classroom, an auditorium and a multipurpose room, a conference center and an open-air courtyard.
- Self-service checkout machines near the circulation desk.
- Hundreds of public computers offering Internet access, word processing and online reference resources including the Library catalog.
- Wireless Internet access for laptops, notebooks, and PDA devices.
- There are several works of art.
- Various programs and displays for adult, teen and tween, school age, and early childhood are offered throughout the year.