How do I get a library card? Is there a cost? What identification is required?

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.

Does the Library have free computers available with Internet/word processing/printing?

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).

Does the Library have wireless access?

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.

Does the Library offer computer training?

Yes – The Library offers extensive, free computer training. For a schedule of classes please refer to our monthly calendar, or email reference staff at delraybeachpubliclibrary@gmail.com or call 561.266.0196.

Does the Library have an after-hours book drop?

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!

Does the Library accept donations?

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 dgilliam@delraylibrary.org.

Does the Library have quiet study areas?

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.

Does the Library provide scanning and faxing services?

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:

   Scan to USB

    Scan to email

    Scan to Google Drive

    Scan to OneDrive

50¢  Scan to fax (US/Canada)

$2    Scan to fax (International)

Does the Library have volunteer opportunities?

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 a decade. For more information, please contact Kelly McConville at kelly.mcconville@delraylibrary.org or call (561) 266-0799.

Also, be sure to visit our Volunteer page here, where you can get more info and fill out an application.

What are your holiday closing days?

The Library will be closed on the following days in 2019:

December 31, 2018

January 1, 2019

January 21, 2019

February 18, 2019

April 21, 2019

May 27, 2019

July 4, 2019

September 2, 2019

November 11, 2019

November 21, 2019

November 22, 2019

December 24, 2019

December 25, 2019

December 31, 2019

January 1, 2019

New Year’s Eve (MONDAY)

New Year’s Day (TUESDAY)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MONDAY)

Presidents’ Day (MONDAY)

Easter (SUNDAY)

Memorial Day (MONDAY)

Independence Day (THURSDAY)

Labor Day (MONDAY)

Veterans Day (MONDAY)

Thanksgiving (THURSDAY)

Friday after Thanksgiving

Christmas Eve (TUESDAY – close at 12 noon)

Christmas (WEDNESDAY)

New Year’s Eve (TUESDAY – close at 12 noon)

New Year’s Day (TUESDAY)

Dec 31, 2017
New Year’s Eve (SUNDAY)

Jan 1, 2018
New Year’s Day (MONDAY)

Jan 16, 2018
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MONDAY)

Feb 19, 2018
Presidents’ Day (MONDAY)

Apr 1, 2018
Easter (SUNDAY)

May 28, 2018
Memorial Day (MONDAY)

July 4, 2018
Independence Day (WEDNESDAY)

Sept 3, 2018
Labor Day (MONDAY)

Nov 12, 2018
Veterans Day (observed – MONDAY)

Nov 22, 2018
Thanksgiving (THURSDAY)

Nov 23, 2018
Friday after Thanksgiving

Dec 24, 2018
Christmas Eve (MONDAY – close at 12 noon)

Dec 25, 2018
Christmas (TUESDAY)

Dec 31, 2018
New Year’s Eve (MONDAY – close at 12 noon)

Jan 1, 2019
New Year’s Day (TUESDAY)

Which magazines and newspapers can I find at the Library?

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.

AARP : The Magazine (Magazines - 1st floor)
AARP Bulletin(Magazines - 1st floor)
Adult Coloring Book: Birds of the World(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Adult Coloring Book: Ocean Animal Patterns(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Advertising Age(Magazines - 1st floor)
American Baby(Children's - 1st floor)
American Bicyclist(Magazines - 1st floor)
American Book Review(Reference - 2nd floor)
American Butterflies(Magazines - 1st floor)
American Craft (RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
American Genealogist(Magazines - 1st floor)
American Patchwork & Quilting (RBdigital)
American Spirit / DAR (Magazines - 1st floor)
Antiques : The Magazine(Magazines - 1st floor)
AppleMagazine (RBdigital)
Architectural Digest(Magazines - 1st floor)
Architectural Record (RBdigital)
Art in America(Magazines - 1st floor)
Art Jewelry (RBdigital)
ARTNEWS (RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Astronomy(Magazines - 1st floor)
Audubon(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Backpacker (RBdigital)
Barrons(Newspapers - 1st floor)
Beadwork (RBdigital)
Beer Connoisseur (RBdigital)
Better Homes & Gardens(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Bicycling(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Billboard (RBdigital)
BirdWatching (RBdigital)
Black Enterprise (Publication suspended March 2017) (Magazines - 1st floor)
Bloomberg Businessweek(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Boating(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Bon Appetit(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Book Page(Newspapers - 1st floor)
Booklist(Reference - 2nd floor)
Boys Life (Children's - 1st floor)
Brides(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Butterfly Gardener (Magazines - 1st floor)
Car and Driver(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Christian Science Monitor(Magazines - 1st floor)
Cicada(Young Adults - 2nd floor)
Clean Eating(RBdigital)
Cloth Paper Scissors(RBdigital)
Coastal Living(Magazines - 1st floor)
Coin World (Magazines - 1st floor)
Commonweal(Magazines - 1st floor)
Conde Nast Traveler(RBdigital)
Congressional Digest(Magazines - 1st floor)
Consumer Reports(Reference - 2nd floor)
Cooks Illustrated (RBdigital)
Cosmopolitan(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Country Living (RBdigital)
Creative Kids (Discontinued Summer 2017)(Children's - 1st floor)
Cricket (Children's - 1st floor)
Cross Stitcher(RBdigital)
Cruising World (RBdigital)
Daily Business Review(Newspapers - 1st floor)
Dance Magazine(Magazines - 1st floor)
Diabetic Living (RBdigital)
DIG Into History(Children's - 1st floor)
Digital Photo Pro (RBdigital)
Discover(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Do It Yourself (RBdigital)
Dollars & Sense(Magazines - 1st floor)
Dow Theory Forecasts (Reference - 2nd floor)
Dr. Oz The Good Life(RBdigital)
Dwell Magazine(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Eating Light (RBdigital)
Eating Well (RBdigital)
Ebony (Publication suspended May 2017)(Magazines - 1st floor)
Economist(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Elle (RBdigital)
Emprendedores (RBdigital)
Entertainment Weekly(Magazines - 1st floor)
Entrepreneur(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
ESPN Magazine(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Esquire(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Essence(Magazines - 1st floor)
Every Day with Rachel Ray (RBdigital)
Faces (Children's - 1st floor)
Family Circle(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Family Fun(RBdigital)
Family Handyman(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Fashion Forward: A Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book (RBdigital)
Fast Company (RBdigital)
Field & Stream(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Financial Times(Newspapers - 1st floor)
Fitness (RBdigital)
Florida Design (RBdigital)
Florida Small Business (Magazines - 1st floor)
Florida Sport Fishing (RBdigital)
Florida Sportsman(Magazines - 1st floor)
Florida Trend (Magazines - 1st floor)
Florida Trend Economic Yearbook (Magazines - 1st floor)
Flying(Magazines - 1st floor)
Food & Wine(Magazines - 1st floor)
Food Network Magazine (RBdigital)
Forbes Life(Magazines - 1st floor)
Forbes(RBdigital , Magazines - 1st floor)
Foreign Affairs(Magazines - 1st floor)
Fortune(Magazines - 1st floor)
Game Informer (Young Adults - 2nd floor)
Games World of Puzzles(RBdigital)
Glamour(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Gluten-Free Living(RBdigital)
Golf Magazine(Magazines - 1st floor)
Golf Tips (RBdigital)
Good Housekeeping(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
GQ(Magazines - 1st floor)
Grit (RBdigital)
Guideposts (RBdigital)
Guitar Player (RBdigital)
Harper’s Bazaar(Magazines - 1st floor)
Harper’s Magazine(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Health(Magazines - 1st floor)
HGTV Magazine(RBdigital)
High Five Bilingue(RBdigital)
Highlights for Children (RBdigital, Children's - 1st floor)
¡Hola! Especial Viajes(RBdigital)
¡Hola! Fashion(RBdigital)
Horn Book Magazine (Children's - 1st floor)
Horse & Rider(RBdigital)
Horticulture(Magazines - 1st floor)
Hot Rod(Magazines - 1st floor)
House Beautiful(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Humanist(Magazines - 1st floor)
In Touch(Magazines - 1st floor)
Inc. (Magazines - 1st floor)
Interior Design(Magazines - 1st floor)
Interweave Crochet(RBdigital)
Interweave Knits(RBdigital)
Investor’s Business Daily(Newspapers - 1st floor)
iPhone Life(RBdigital)
Jack & Jill (Children's - 1st floor)
Kiplinger's Investing for Income(Reference - 2nd floor)
Kiplinger's Tax Letter(Reference - 2nd floor)
Kiplinger’s Letter: Forecasts(Reference - 2nd floor)
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Kiplinger’s Personal Washington Letter(Reference - 2nd floor)
Kiplinger’s Retirement Report(Reference - 2nd floor)
Knit Simple(Magazines - 1st floor)
Knit.Purl (RBdigital)
Ladybug (Children's - 1st floor)
Library Hotline(Reference - 2nd floor)
Library Journal (Reference - 2nd floor)
Macworld (RBdigital)
Mad(Young Adults - 2nd floor)
Make(Magazines - 1st floor)
Marie Claire(RBdigital)
Martha Stewart Living(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Maximum PC(Magazines - 1st floor)
Meekel’s and Stamps Magazine(Magazines - 1st floor)
Men's Fitness(RBdigital)
Men's Journal(RBdigital)
Men’s Health(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Money Letter(Reference - 2nd floor)
Money(Magazines - 1st floor)
More(Magazines - 1st floor)
Mother Earth News(RBdigital)
Mother Jones(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Motor Boat & Yachting(RBdigital)
Motor Trend (c.2)(Young Adults - 2nd floor)
Motor Trend(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Muse (Young Adults - 2nd floor)
MUY Historia(RBdigital)
MUY Interesante - España(RBdigital)
MUY Interesante Junior(RBdigital)
NADA Official Used Car Guide(Reference - 2nd floor)
NADA Older Official Used Car Guide(Reference - 2nd floor)
Nation(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
National Geographic (RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
National Geographic Espana(RBdigital)
National Geographic for Kids (Children's - 1st floor)
National Geographic Traveler Mexico(RBdigital)
National Geographic Traveler(RBdigital)
National Review(Magazines - 1st floor)
Natural History(Magazines - 1st floor)
New Republic(Magazines - 1st floor)
New Scientist(RBdigital)
New York Review of Books(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
New York Times(Newspapers - 1st floor)
New Yorker(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Newsweek(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
O : The Oprah Magazine(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
OK! Magazine(RBdigital)
Otaku USA(Young Adults - 2nd floor)
Out(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Outdoor Life(RBdigital)
Oxygen(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Palm Beach Post(Newspapers - 1st floor)
Parents(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
PC Gamer(RBdigital, Young Adults - 2nd floor)
PC Magazine(RBdigital)
PC World(RBdigital)
People en Espanol(Magazines - 1st floor)
People(Magazines - 1st floor)
Popular Mechanics (c.2) (Young Adults - 2nd floor)
Popular Mechanics(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Popular Photography (Discontinued April 2017)(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Popular Science(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Prevention(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Progressive(Magazines - 1st floor)
Psychology Today(Magazines - 1st floor)
Publishers Weekly(Reference - 2nd floor)
Que Leer(RBdigital)
Quilts and More(RBdigital)
Ranger Rick (Children's - 1st floor)
Ranger Rick, Jr.(Children's - 1st floor)
Reader’s Digest(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Real Simple(Magazines - 1st floor)
Reason(Magazines - 1st floor)
Redbook(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Road & Track (c.2)(Young Adults - 2nd floor)
Road & Track(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Rodale's Organic Life(RBdigital)
Rolling Stone(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Runner’s World(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Saturday Evening Post(Magazines - 1st floor)
School Library Journal(Reference - 2nd floor)
Science News(Magazines - 1st floor)
Scientific American (c. 2) (Young Adults - 2nd floor)
Scientific American(Magazines - 1st floor)
Scuba Diving(RBdigital)
Seventeen(RBdigital, Young Adults - 2nd floor)
Sidelines (for/about horse people)(Magazines - 1st floor)
Smithsonian(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Soap Opera Digest(RBdigital)
Soldier of Fortune (moving to online format only)(Magazines - 1st floor)
South Florida Business Journal(Newspapers - 1st floor)
Southern Living(Magazines - 1st floor)
Spirtuality & Health Magazine(RBdigital)
Sport Fishing(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Sports Illustrated Kids (Children's - 1st floor)
Sports Illustrated(Magazines - 1st floor)
Star(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Sun-Sentinel(Newspapers - 1st floor)
Surfing(Magazines - 1st floor)
Take a Hike: An Outdoor Coloring Adventure(RBdigital)
Taste of Home(RBdigital)
Teen Ink (Young Adults - 2nd floor)
Teen Vogue (Young Adults - 2nd floor)
Tennis Magazine(Magazines - 1st floor)
The Advocate (Magazines - 1st floor)
The Atlantic(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
The Lion / Lion's Club(Magazines - 1st floor)
The Outlook(Reference - 2nd floor)
The Rotarian (Magazines - 1st floor)
The Week(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
The Writer(RBdigital)
Thrasher (Young Adults - 2nd floor)
Time(Magazines - 1st floor)
Town & Country(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Traditional Home(RBdigital)
Treasures: Vintage to Modern Collecting(Magazines - 1st floor)
TV y Novelas USA(RBdigital)
TV y Novelas(RBdigital)
Us Weekly(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
USA Today(Newspapers - 1st floor)
Utne Reader(RBdigital)
Value Line Fund Advisor(Reference - 2nd floor)
Value Line Investment Survey(Reference - 2nd floor)
Value Line Small & Midcap(Reference - 2nd floor)
Vanidades(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Vanity Fair(Magazines - 1st floor)
Vegetarian Today(RBdigital)
Vogue(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Voice of Youth (Young Adults - 2nd floor)
Wall Street Journal(Newspapers - 1st floor)
Washington Monthly(Magazines - 1st floor)
Weight Watchers(RBdigital)
Wired(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Woman’s Day(RBdigital, Magazines - 1st floor)
Women's Health(RBdigital)
Working Mother(RBdigital)
Writer’s Digest(Magazines - 1st floor)
Yachting(Magazines - 1st floor)
Yoga Journal(RBdigital)
Yoga Kitties: A Stress-Relieving Adult Coloring Book(RBdigital)
Zoobooks (Children's - 1st floor)
How long are loan periods for Library materials? What are the fines for overdue Library materials?


3 week loan period (2 weeks for New Books), 10¢ for each day overdue


3 day loan period, $1.00 for each day overdue

Audio Books on Tape or CD

3 week loan period, 10¢ for each day overdue

Digital Audio Books (Playaways)

2 week load period, $1.00 for each day overdue

Music CDs

1 week loan period, $1.00 for each day overdue

There is no limit on the number of items you may check out.

May I replace a lost book with one I purchase?

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.

Does the Library sell 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.

How do I renew Library materials online?

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:

1. Click on the Search the Catalog link on the library website.

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.

How do I place a hold on an item online?

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:

1. Click on the Search the Catalog link on the library website.

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.