Get a Library Card
A property owner or an individual, whose primary residence is in the unincorporated areas of Pinellas County or one of the member cities is entitled to a free library card. Reciprocal borrowers do not have access to databases and premium subscriptions. NOTE: The following cities are not members of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative. [Belleair, Belleair Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Indian Shores, Kenneth City, South Pasadena] If you are a resident of one of these cities, you will be charged a $100 fee per year to obtain a library card. Some cities will refund all or part of this fee. Residents of Indian Rocks Beach are not members of PPLC but receive reciprocal borrowing privileges and do not pay the $100 fee. Additional cards can be issued to visitors of Pinellas County for a limited time period, card expirations may vary by library locations.
What Are The Basic Rules?
- One Cooperative card is good at all Cooperative libraries.
- Be prepared to show your present card and one additional form of identification with your Pinellas County address on your first visit.
- Cards issued for children under 14 require a parent/guardian signature.
- Cards issued to residents are valid for three years.
- Cards issued to non-residents are valid for one year.
- City cards with restrictions are issued by member libraries.
- Abide by Library rules and pay for any loss of or damage to Library materials.
- Pay overdue fines accumulated on cards for which you are responsible.
How to Register:
- Visit any Cooperative member library to pick up an application.
- Online registration will give you a temporary registration number that will allow you to place holds and utilize our online databases for 28 days. To register online, click here.
To obtain your card to check out material:
- Visit any Cooperative member library with your temporary registration ID.
- Provide a valid Florida driver’s license/Florida identification card with a current address
- OR one of the following:
- Your current TRIM notice or tax bill
- A current utility bill (includes cable television)
- A deed to a property in the Cooperative area
- Vehicle registration or title (current year)
- Voter’s registration
- Other appropriate identification
Book Clubs are being held virtually. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for login information.
PHiL’s Book Club: Selected Mondays from 11:00 am – 12:00pm
|February 8th||You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Cole|
|March 8th||The Turn of the Screw by Henry James|
|April 12th||The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson|
Ales and Tales Book Club: 2nd Thursday from 6:00 – 7:00 pm
|February 11th||Marisa: Beloved by Toni Morrison|
|March 11th||Maryjane: Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald|
|April 8th||Jaclyn: The Beekeeper of Aleppo By Christy Lefteri|
ABC (Art, Books, and Community) Reading Club: The last Monday of every other month at 11:30 am
|March 29th||In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art by Sue Roe|
Library computers are provided to members for the purpose of accessing information and reference resources. In order to make these resources available to as many members as possible and to make sure that the equipment is used in a manner consistent with the Library Code of Conduct, the following rules apply:
- In order to allow all members an opportunity to use the equipment, members are asked to comply with sign-in and time limitations. Computer users are allowed one 120 minute session and one 60 minute session every day and must be logged off for 15 minutes between sessions. No other extensions will be granted.
- Computer users may only use their personal library card or guest pass assigned to them. Use of multiple library cards for the purpose of extending computer time is strictly forbidden and may result in the loss of library privileges.
- Guest passes will be issued to persons visiting from outside Pinellas County. Visitors must have a valid form of photo identification. Visitors are entitled to the same computer privileges as library members and must comply with all library policies and regulations.
Because computers are located in a public area, what you view is not private. Please be considerate of other library users and refrain from displaying materials that they might reasonably consider objectionable. In accordance with Florida Statutes, Chapters 847.011(1)a and 847.0133(1), displaying obscene materials to minors or printing such materials may be a violation of the law and could result in penalties up to and including imprisonment. Misuse of library computers will result in the loss of computer privileges, potential loss of library privileges and possible prosecution. Such misuse includes, but is not limited to: damaging or altering computer equipment or software; downloading or installing any program on the hard drive of any computer; sending, displaying, or printing obscene material; impersonating other library members for additional time.
We offer a variety of collaborative workspaces for informal independent and group work. Many of our workspaces are able to be customized with movable furniture, walls, and dry erase boards so you can adjust them to meet your needs.
Vinyl Records – Experience music the way it was intended – on vinyl! We have a wide selection of records in many genres available to check out. We even have a record player you can take home!
Mobile Cooking Unit – Come watch a cooking demonstration from some of the brightest stars in our local culinary community!
After Hours Automated Library Vending Machine – Check out the newest books and movies without a waitlist. Available whenever the library is closed!
STEAM Kits – These kits are science, engineering, technology, art, and math-themed. Each kit has hands-on activities, handouts, books, and movies!
Musical Instruments – Check out a guitar, violin, keyboard, dulcimer or more! Each instrument comes with a teach-yourself book and an online resource guide.
Mark Mazurek Role Playing Game Collections – Browse our tabletop role-playing collection for Dungeons and Dragons, Dresden Files, Pathfinder and many more games! You can even get dice to borrow!
Homebound Delivery – Free delivery of materials for qualified Palm Harbor residents unable to visit the library.
Pinellas Talking Book Library – Administered locally through the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative, the Pinellas Talking Book Library is a free service to residents of all ages who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical or learning disabilities whether permanent or temporary. The Pinellas Talking Book Library staff provides recorded, Braille, and large-print books and magazines as well as a collection of descriptive videos. For more information, click here!
Faxing Services: $1.00 per page, outgoing only.
Exam Proctoring Services: $10.00 per exam subject to availability. Please provide at least 72 hours notice.
For information on all library services, please call the Information Desk at (727) 784-3332 x. 3017.
Ask A Librarian
Ask a Librarian provides Florida residents with virtual reference service via live chat and text messaging from 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday (ET), and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday (ET). Email is available to patrons 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and all email is answered by the user’s local library. Participating libraries can choose to utilize the email management system available through the Ask a Librarian platform, which offers customized local email forms, new mail notifications, and statistics management, or to utilize their own email management system through a page on that library’s site. Participating libraries may also utilize the software to provide local live chat or text messaging services to their patrons.
Master Gardeners Seed Library
The Master Gardeners, part of the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences(IFAS) Cooperative Extension Services of Pinellas County create seed packets of plants that grow well in Central Florida and place those packets in the drawers of an old card catalog for people to ‘check out’.
This is housed in the Adult Services Department, just south of the public computers. There is a limit of three packets a week. The check out procedure is to write your name and the names of the seed packets in the Master Gardeners notebook, available at either Information Desk. No library card is necessary for these items.
The Fast One-Page Business Plan – Lean Canvas
When: Thursday, February 4, 2021, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Where: This is an online event.
Are you ready to…
Learn to sharpen your business plan, clearly communicate your company’s message, target your most important customers and uncover your competitive advantages using the popular one-page “Lean Canvas” tool?
In this Fast One-Page Business Planning session you will learn how to build on your strengths, clarify your way forward, and develop your winning plan!
Put your business at the “head of the class” by registering for the “Lean Canvas” webinar now!
To fully engage in this webinar, please consider the following in advance of the session: • What is the customer problem your product or service solves? • Who is your target customer and why is it important to them? • Why is your product/service better than your competitors?
Speaker: Joe Fernandez – Score Pinellas Joe owns a consulting firm for executives and business owners and is a certified mentor with SCORE. He has been CEO and Board Director of several companies, including two start-up and two turn-around situations that became leaders in their fields. Joe has also worked with private equity investment firms to evaluate businesses for investment or divestiture, and he owned a successful specialty health and wellness business for 14 years. Joe’s passion in business is to deliver high-quality products and superior service while developing the next generation of leaders. He believes a business must serve not only its stockholders but also its clients, employees, suppliers, and communities with equal respect and support
The Suncoast Genealogy Society (SGS) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the teaching of modern and ethical genealogy research techniques to the membership and general public, through the use of meetings, workshops, lectures, field trips, and other educational activities. Founded in 1983, SGS serves Northern Pinellas and Southern Pasco Counties.
SGS offers genealogy research assistance at the Palm Harbor Library each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closed for the time being due to COVID-19
SGS meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of the month at 1:00 p.m. The public is always welcome at our meetings.
Board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 2:30 p.m. Check the Events calendar on the SGS website for the latest dates and times.
The DNA Interest Group meets the second Monday of the month in the conference room of the library at 1:00 pm. Closed for the time being due to COVID-19
Visit our website at sgsfl.com
SGS EXECUTIVE BOARD
- President Debbie Smyth
- Vice President Bob Pierro
- Vice President/Programs Marianne Bradley
- Vice President/Membership Shari Harmon
- Treasurer Kathleen Teaze
- Secretary Judy Bishara
- Past President Jean Van Horn
- Director Rosanne Bender
- Director Beth Bleich
- Director John Matthews
SGS COMMITTEES & OTHERS
- Newsletter/Editor Beth Bleich
- History/Historian Ann James
- SGS Help Desk Marianne Bradley
- Education Co-Chair Jean Van Horn
- Education Co-Chair Ann James
- Publicity Chair Rosanne Bender
- Facebook Chair Julie Rodriguez
- Sunshine Chair Julie Rodriguez
- Web Chair John Matthews
- Library Liaison Vacant
- Registered Agent Shari Harmon