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Your Local Libraries

Your Local Libraries

The Alachua County Library District’s goal is to provide all community members with free, open and equal access to education, information and entertainment. To that end, the ACLD provides services to approximately 250,000 citizens in Alachua County, with 12 branch locations, two bookmobiles and multiple deposit collections.

Online sources are available 24/7 from the ACLIB website at Additionally, libraries and bookmobiles offer free WiFi and access to internet-connected computers.

Library cardholders can borrow books in multiple formats, and check out DVDs, CDs and book club kits. Members can also reserve a computer or a meeting/study room at most locations. Other services include the eBooks and audiobooks, magazines and even music to download. Additionally, you search online eSources to research family history, investments or car repair instructions, learn a foreign language or a software program, even access a tutor for help with homework.

Local libraries provide quality programs, including Storytimes, art, yoga and language-learning classes, one-on-one computer instruction and many more opportunities for all ages. New and innovative offerings include MAKERspaces and STEAM programs to introduce new technologies, such as 3D printing. The programs also provide equipment such as sewing machines to learn sewing, and cooking demonstrations to share healthy recipes, cooking tips and more.

Collaborations with community organizations, agencies and local businesses expand programs and services’ efficiency to offer tax preparation assistance, job fairs and health and wellness programs. Library staff offer specialized expertise and assistance across the county.


MISSION: Alachua County Library District: a key to building a better community by creating opportunities to participate, connect and discover.

CORE VALUES: The Library District values diversity of people and ideas, free and equal access, excellent and innovative service and an open exchange of ideas.



Check websites for branch hours.

Alachua Branch

14913 NW 140 St.
Alachua, FL 32615
(386) 462-2592

Archer Branch

13266 SW State Rd. 45
Archer, FL 32618
(352) 495-3367

Cone Park Branch

2801 E University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32641
(352) 334-0720

Hawthorne Branch

6640 SE 221 St.
Hawthorne, FL 32640
(352) 481-1920

Headquarters Library

401 E University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 334-3900

See Also

High Springs Branch

23779 W US Hwy 27
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-2515

Library Partnership Branch

912 NE 16th Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 334-0165

Micanopy Branch

706 NE Cholokka Blvd.
Micanopy, FL 32667
(352) 466-3122

Millhopper Branch

3145 NW 43rd St.
Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 334-1272

Newberry Branch

110 S Seaboard Dr.
Newberry, FL 32669
(352) 472-1135

Tower Road Branch

3020 SW 75th St.
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 333-2840

Waldo Branch

15150 NE US Hwy 301
Waldo, FL 32694
(352) 468-3298

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