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About Palm Beach County Library System

Visit one of our 17 locations located throughout the County for entertainment, education, and exploration. We offer materials in many formats to suit your needs. We have books in hard copy, paperback, large print, downloadable, and audio formats. You can borrow DVDs and music CDs. Attend one of our cultural events, computer classes, musical performances, or meetings.

Our professional research specialists can help you find the information you need for your research paper, business venture, family history, and medical condition. If you can’t make it to one of our locations – then check out our online resource and outreach services. We have eBooks, magazines, newspapers, and research sources on our website. The Bookmobile travels to more than 40 stops a month and we offer outreach services to those who are visually or physically unable to visit the library.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Palm Beach County Library System is to:

Connect Communities, Inspire Thought, and Enrich Lives by:
  • Providing the public with free access to library materials in a variety of formats.
  • Helping people of all ages find information which meets their diverse personal, educational and professional needs.
  • Encouraging children, the future leaders of our community, to develop a love of reading, learning and libraries.
  • Promoting community enrichment, economic vitality and individual achievement through reading and life-long learning.
Our Priorities
  • To provide services to children and early learners.
  • To provide access to technology and a diverse collection that is available in a variety of formats.
  • To search for new ways to engage the community through programs, partnerships and outreach.
  • To look for new and innovative services that meet the needs of our members.