Library card applications are taken at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the library. If you have a Florida driver’s license in good standing with a Florida address AND a clear account with other county libraries, you may get a card with us free of charge.
A current Florida driver’s license is the only single piece of identification that will serve to qualify for a card. If you do not have a Florida driver’s license, you may still get a free card if you can supply us with proof of residence in Delray Beach and a photo ID; i.e. legitimate driver’s license from any state. A Florida ID may also serve as a photo ID. For applicants without Florida driver’s license, proof of residence is best demonstrated by showing us an original lease agreement OR something official with your name and Delray Beach address on it (a bill, credit card statement, or an official piece of mail).
If you are a temporary resident, you may still get a library card for a charge of $60 per year or $15 per quarter.
If you are 14 years of age or younger, a parent or guardian must apply for your card.
Yes. The Library has over 50 public access computers for Internet access and word processing. Printing is available for a charge of 15¢ per page (black & white) and 50¢ (color). To use our computers, you will need a library card (see above).
Yes – the Library does have total, wireless access. Currently, there are no logon procedures. Simply turn on your laptop equipped with a network card, and the wireless network should be available to you. The Library has no particular “hot spots” for better connection. The connection quality is uniform at any spot in the building.
Yes – the Library has an after-hours book drop located at the back of the building (the south/parking lot side). Currently, after hours you may either simply drop your returns (all library materials) into drop box, or use our automatic check-in book drop. For the automatic check-in option, don’t forget to insert your items one at a time!
Yes – the Library gratefully accepts all donations of books (paperback or hardcover) every Wednesday. No magazines, please! We can also give you a receipt for your donation for tax purposes. If you would like to donate a computer or other hardware, please email Daniel Gilliam, Library System Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes – the Library has several designated rooms for quiet study on the second floor, suitable for either individuals or small groups. These rooms may be reserved at least one day in advance. Remember, these rooms are to be used for studying purposes only and may not be used by individuals for business. For further information or to schedule a room for study, contact the Reference Department on the second floor of the Library.
To inquire about a quiet room for business related purposes, please call (561) 266-0799.
Yes – the Library has a scanning station where you can scan documents and photos and send to a USB drive, a fax number, email, Google Drive, or OneDrive.
Cost per page:
5¢ Scan to USB
5¢ Scan to email
5¢ Scan to Google Drive
5¢ Scan to OneDrive
50¢ Scan to fax (US/Canada)
$2 Scan to fax (International)
Yes – the Library has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for young adults, seniors, and everyone in-between. The Library is very proud of its volunteers, some of whom have been with the library for more than two decades. For more information, please contact Isabella Rowan at email@example.com or call (561) 266-9490.
Also, be sure to visit our Volunteer page here, where you can get more info and fill out an application.
The Library will be closed on the following days in 2021:
November 25, 2020
November 26, 2020
December 24, 2020
December 25, 2020
December 31, 2020
January 1, 2021
January 18, 2021
February 15, 2021
April 2, 2021
April 4, 2021
May 31, 2021
July 4, 2021
July 5, 2021
September 6, 2021
October 11, 2021
November 11, 2021
November 24, 2021
November 25, 2021
November 26, 2021
December 24, 2021
December 25, 2021
December 31, 2021
January 1, 2022
Friday after Thanksgiving
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Independence Day Observed
Day before Thanksgiving
Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve (Close at 12 noon)
New Year’s Eve (Close at 12 noon)
New Year’s Day
In addition to print newspapers and magazines, the Delray Beach Public Library offers 100+ digital titles from RBdigital Magazines, for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops and mobile devices.
|Barrons||(Newspapers - 1st floor)|
|BBC History Magazine||(RBdigital)|
|Book Page||(Newspapers - 1st floor)|
|Booklist||(Reference - 2nd floor)|
|Cloth Paper Scissors||(RBdigital)|
|Conde Nast Traveler||(RBdigital)|
|Consumer Reports||(Reference - 2nd floor)|
|CREATIVE MACHINE EMBROIDERY||(RBdigital)|
|Digital Photo Pro||(RBdigital)|
|ESPN The Magazine||(RBdigital)|
|Field & Stream||(RBdigital)|
|Financial Times||(Newspapers - 1st floor)|
|Florida Sport Fishing||(RBdigital)|
|Food Network Magazine||(RBdigital)|
|Game Informer||(Young Adults - 2nd floor)|
|High Five Bilingue||(RBdigital)|
|Highlights for Children||(RBdigital)|
|Investorâs Business Daily||(Newspapers - 1st floor)|
|Kiplinger's Personal Finance||(RBdigital)|
|Le français dans le monde||(RBdigital)|
|Library Journal||(Reference - 2nd floor)|
|Mad||(Young Adults - 2nd floor)|
|Make||(Young Adults - 2nd floor)|
|MOTHER EARTH NEWS||(RBdigital)|
|Motor Trend||(Young Adults - 2nd floor)|
|Muy Interesante Junior||(RBdigital)|
|Muy Interesante USA||(RBdigital)|
|NADA Official Used Car Guide||(Reference - 2nd floor)|
|NADA Older Official Used Car Guide||(Reference - 2nd floor)|
|National Geographic Kids||(RBdigital)|
|National Geographic Traveler - Mexico||(RBdigital)|
|National Geographic Traveler||(RBdigital)|
|New York Review of Books||(RBdigital)|
|New York Times||(Newspapers - 1st floor)|
|O, The Oprah Magazine||(RBdigital)|
|Otaku USA||(Young Adults - 2nd floor)|
|Palm Beach Post||(Newspapers - 1st floor)|
|PC Gamer (US Edition)||(RBdigital)|
|Popular Mechanics||(Young Adults - 2nd floor)|
|Publishers Weekly||(Reference - 2nd floor)|
|Road & Track||(RBdigital)|
|Road & Track||(Young Adults - 2nd floor)|
|School Library Journal||(Reference - 2nd floor)|
|Scientific American||(Young Adults - 2nd floor)|
|Seventeen||(Young Adults - 2nd floor)|
|Soap Opera Digest||(RBdigital)|
|Southern Living Bookazines||(RBdigital)|
|Sun-Sentinel||(Newspapers - 1st floor)|
|Taste of Home||(RBdigital)|
|Teen Ink||(Young Adults - 2nd floor)|
|The New Yorker||(RBdigital)|
|Thrasher||(Young Adults - 2nd floor)|
|Town & Country||(RBdigital)|
|USA Today||(Newspapers - 1st floor)|
|Value Line Fund Advisor||(Reference - 2nd floor)|
|Value Line Investment Survey||(Reference - 2nd floor)|
|Value Line Small & Midcap||(Reference - 2nd floor)|
|Voice of Youth||(Young Adults - 2nd floor)|
|Wall Street Journal||(Newspapers - 1st floor)|
3 week loan period (2 weeks for New Books)
3 day loan period
3 week loan period
1 week loan period
STEM Kits (Backpacks)
2 week loan period
No, the Library does not accept patron-purchased books to replace lost or damaged library books. The Library purchases books through a service that supplies cataloging records (digital MARC records via download) and processing (the application of bar codes, RFID tags, spine labels, etc.). In addition, patron purchased books often do not meet quality of original edition library books.
The Library has an ongoing book sale of donation books, both hardcover and soft cover, many in new or as new condition at very reasonable prices. We also have a very popular “paperback exchange” service of mass market titles (donate a book – take a book). However, the Library, under no circumstances, sells books from its active collection.
Renewing Library Materials Online
In order to access your library account online, you will need your library card barcode number and your 4-digit PIN number. If you do not know your PIN number, please bring your ID to the Library Circulation Desk and a member of the circulation staff will give it to you. Please do not share this number with anyone.
To renew an item:
2. Click on My Account.
3. When prompted to do so, enter your user name (the 14 digit number on the back of your library card) and your PIN number (the 4 digit number you chose when you received your library card).
4. Click on the Checkouts tab.
5. Select which items to renew, and click on the Renew button.
You will receive a message telling you which items were renewed and a list of new due dates. Please take note of any failures to renew.
Only those library items that are not overdue are eligible for renewal. If you have a fine on your record, you will not be able to renew materials. Books may be renewed twice, DVDs once.
To print out these instructions, click HERE.
Placing a Hold Online
In order to place holds online, you will need the barcode number on your library card and your 4-digit PIN number. If you do not know your pin number, please bring your ID to the Library Circulation Desk and a member of the circulation staff will give it to you. Please do not share this number with anyone.
Please be sure that your account has a current address and telephone number so that we may contact you when the hold is ready for pickup. Your account must be free of late charges or overdue items in order to place a hold.
To place a hold online, follow these steps:
2. Select title, author or subject from the pull-down menu, and enter your search terms. Or click on Advanced Search for more options.
3. When you have located the item you wish to place on hold, click on the Place Hold button.
4. When prompted to do so, enter your user name (the 14 digit number on the back of your library card) and your PIN number (the 4 digit number you chose when you received your library card).
5. Click the Place Hold button.
You’ll see a confirmation after the hold is placed. You will receive a call from the library when the book is available.
To Save or print these instructions Click HERE.