Use Your Virtual Library
While Library locations are closed to the public, we will be here to assist you.
Contact your local branch during regular hours to speak to a staff person.Visit Our Locations Page for Contact Information
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Your Library at Home
A large collection fiction and non-fiction for all interests cloudLibrary, hoopla & Overdrive.
Enjoy listening to a book on your computer or mobile device, cloudLibrary & hoopla.
66 titles of full-page, full-color magazines to view on your computer or mobile device.
Stream or download music from your favorite artists.
- E-movies and e-TV shows
Download or stream movies and TV shows to view on your computer or mobile device.
- Online Storytimes
Watch many of your favorite children's books be read to you online.
Library Provided COVID-19 Resources
Over the next few days/weeks, Library staff will be curating and posting resources geared towards helping you and your family cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Posts will include health information, government resources, as well as educational materials for you and your child - if it's out there, we'll find it! Please check back often and let your friends and neighbors know that the Palm Beach County Library System is here for the community!
An online learning tool with courses available in a wide-range of categories like leadership, software, and personal development. The self-paced courses include videos, resources that can be downloaded and saved, and exercises and activities.
Ask a Librarian
Get brief answers to factual questions, or guide you to useful online resources to help with your homework. Available Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 am - Midnight, and Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
An online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. Assists with creating resumes and cover letters, assessing career interests, finding job listings, and interview preparation.
Online learning with skill building modules, test preparation materials and practice exams; including test preparation E-books. Take practice tests for GED, SAT, FCAT, fire fighter, postal worker and many more. Learn techniques for job searching , resumes, interviewing and workplace skills.
Tutor.com Homework Help
Free online tutoring in math, science, social studies and language arts as well. Local open jobs, résumé and cover letter templates, interview guidelines and much more for job seekers. Grades K-12, College Intro, and Adult Learners. Live one-to-one help is available every day from 12:00 pm-12:00 am. Assistance provided in Spanish every day from 2:00 pm-12:00 am.
Includes Value Line Investment Survey Online, Value Line Daily Options, Value Line Special Situations Service, and Value Line Electronic Convertibles.
In-depth financial information on more than 21,000 stocks and funds.
Get ratings and reviews, recommendations, and buying advice.
Over 650 topics on conditions, diseases, and wellness. From the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
Sample thousands of legal forms including State, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate, and General forms, as well as a wide variety of business letters.
Tech-Talk is a digital learning tool with easy-to-read articles, videos, and other sources for tips and tricks in technology and communications. New material added weekly.
Transparent Language Online
An online system for learning and developing language in a fun and engaging way. Includes tools and activities for learning over 80 languages, from Afrikaans to Zulu!
Library Informational Blog
Come back as we provide updates and information to help you navigate the current situation.
cloudLibrary Express Removal
Beginning on Tue, May 19, the cloudLibrary Express Collection will be disabled and the e-books and e-audiobooks will be transferred to the regular cloudLibrary Collection.
Summer Food Service Program Expands
The Pre-Summer Food Service Program operated by the Palm Beach County Youth Services Department in partnership with the Library System has added two new locations. In addition to distribution sites in West Palm Beach, Greenacres, Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay, beginning May 12, meals will be available in Lake Worth and Boca Raton.
Now Available: Walk-Up Holds
The Library is now offering walk-up holds pick up. You will be notified when your hold is available for pickup. You can place new holds by phone, library app or through the catalog.
Stay Informed & Healthy
County administration and Library leadership are actively monitoring developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the safety risks to staff and the public. At this time, based on current guidance, all Library operations will continue as normal.
The Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend the same steps for prevention of the coronavirus as those taken for the common cold and/or flu.
Tips to Help Avoid Catching a Cold or Flu
- Wipe down and clean shared surfaces.
- Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes and wash your hands thoroughly.
- Consider getting a flu shot, especially for young children or elderly individuals.
- Whenever possible, avoid people who you suspect are ill.
- Exercise and maintain a healthy diet to ensure a strong immune system
- Consult with your doctor about nutrition and supplements that support your immune system.
- Ensure adequate consumption of water to stay hydrated.
- Stay well rested.
Limit the Spreading of Germs
- Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough.
- Use tissues when you sneeze and make sure they are deposited in the trash.
- If tissues are not available sneeze into your upper sleeve.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Alternately, hand sanitizer can also be used
- Use proper judgement to stay home when sick.
As situations change and more information is received, additional updates will be sent out. For information on COVID-19, please visit:Florida Department of Health – Important Update on COVID-19 cases in Florida CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 WHO COVID-19 Outbreak