Announcements

Walk-up/Drive-up Service

All Broward County Libraries, with the exception of Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center and the Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, currently offer Walk-up/Drive-up Service. Check branch hours as they vary by location. 

You can pick up reserved library materials in a safe manner while Broward County Libraries remain closed to the public. You may reserve books, DVDs and other library materials using our online catalog or by calling your local library. Library staff are unable to provide customers with any materials that have not been reserved ahead of time. You must have a Broward County Library card to reserve library materials.

Walk-Up/Drive-Up Service
  • Library staff will call customers with reserved items to let them know their items are available for checkout via our new Walk-up/Drive-up Service.

  • When arriving to pick up materials, customers should call the library when they are in the parking lot.
  • For Walk-up Service: Library staff will exit the library and place the customer’s items on a table. Customers can then approach the table and retrieve their items.
  • For Drive-up Service: Library staff will exit the library and hand the items to the customer through their car window. To ensure a safe and efficient hand-off, items will be placed in plastic bags.
  • Customers must wear a facial covering to participate in this service.
  • RETURNS: deposit materials at any Broward County Library book drop. Interlibrary Loan items may be placed in book drop of branch where it was picked up. 
August 10-18: During Early Voting or the day of Primary Election (August 18), staff at six branches will be temporarily unavailable for telephone or curbside service. More...

Get An All-Access Library Card
Want to check out printed books and DVDs via our Walk-up/Drive-up Service? Apply for an all-access Broward County Library card today! Call your local branch for details. 

All Library Branches Are Closed to the Public Until Further Notice

After careful consideration of Broward County’s rapidly changing situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all Broward County Library locations were closed to the public following regular service hours on Thursday, March 19, 2020. All libraries will remain closed to the public until further notice.
Please note the following service changes/adjustments:

  • Fines: No late fines will be assessed during the library’s closure.
  • Branches: All branches are closed to the public, but staff is available to answer calls.
  • Book Drops: All bookdrops are open, there will be no overdue fees assessed during this time.
  • Holds: Customers can place holds on eBooks and eAudiobooks. *See above for more hold options.
  • Library Cards: While we are temporarily closed, we encourage anyone without a library card to apply for an Instant eCard to get immediate access to the library’s digital collection.
Broward County Library is taking steps to support our customers as much as possible during this temporary closure:

  • Library Resources You Can Access from Anywhere: Broward County Library offers free access to a wide range of online resources including thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, TV shows, classes and more.
  • Online Tools for Youth, Parents and Caregivers: Visit our online Youth Resources Center for a wide range of free online resources for all ages, including our Axis 360 eBook collection for children and teens.

We will continue to update you on any changes in our operations. Please visit our website and check your inbox for email updates from us. If you are not already a subscriber, sign up for BCL eNews for updates and information about digital resources and services during our temporary closure.