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[25 Oct 2017 | One Comment | Posted by ]
Marathon Library is open!

The Marathon library has reopened. Repairs have been made to the roof, air conditioner, and electrical panels following Hurricane Irma. Library staff look forward to welcoming everyone back.
All fines and fees for late or lost library materials will be waived–just mention “Irma” at the circulation desk.

[4 Oct 2017 | 3 Comments | Posted by ]
Columbus Day–Marathon without power

In observance of Columbus Day, the libraries will be closed Monday, October 9. We will reopen at 9:30am on Tuesday, October 10.
Please note the Marathon Library remains without power and is closed at this time.

[22 Sep 2017 | 6 Comments | Posted by ]
Staggered opening for Keys Libraries

We are happy to report that the Key Largo, Islamorada, and Big Pine Key libraries will reopen to the public at 9:30a.m. on Monday, September 25th. Marathon and Key West libraries will reopen as soon as safety inspections and power restoration is completed. Please report any lost books to our staff, so we can claim the loss. Of course, all fines and fees will be waived. We look forward to serving our community and welcoming our patrons back.

[5 Sep 2017 | 2 Comments | Posted by ]
Traveling soon? Take us with you.

Are you traveling this summer? If so, don’t forget to pack a few extra books that won’t take up any room or add any weight to that suitcase! The Library’s collection of best-selling and classic eBooks and eAudiobooks are available 24/7 from the library’s website. Children’s titles, too!

[3 Aug 2017 | Comments Off on Libraries will be closed for staff training August 23rd. | Posted by ]
Libraries will be closed for staff training August 23rd.

Our 5 public libraries will be closed Wednesday, August 23rd for a county-wide staff training day. We look forward to serving you with improved skills and fresh ideas.

[2 Jul 2017 | Comments Off on Books Librarians Love–Updated | Posted by ]
Books Librarians Love–Updated

Wondering which book to read next? Then consider these titles recommended by librarians across the country. The goal of LibraryReads is to connect good books with happy readers. Librarians read all genres, cross-genres and maybe even some sub-genres, so there are books to interest every reader.  New titles are added monthly–check back for more fresh, wonderful reads.

[25 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Service Disruption Alert | Posted by ]
Service Disruption Alert

On the morning of Thursday, April 27th, our library software will be upgraded to the latest, greatest. During the upgrade, the library’s online catalog will be inaccessible. For OverDrive (eBooks) users, signing in to “My Library” and placing holds on titles will be unavailable. This down time is expected to last from 8:30am until about noon. Our libraries will remain open during this time and we will be circulating books and materials. We look forward to serving you with improved resources!

[6 Apr 2017 | One Comment | Posted by ]
Strategic Plan for the Florida Keys

Did you have an opinion about your Keys community? Well, here’s an opportunity to express it.
The 5 public libraries in the Keys are governed and funded by Monroe County. Monroe County has begun to craft a new Strategic Plan to guide the County’s future policy and budget decisions.
The first important step in this process is to hear directly from the County’s citizens. What are your priorities, concerns and vision for the future of the County? What issues and infrastructure would you like to see your County government tackle in the …

[5 Apr 2017 | One Comment | Posted by ]
Good Friday

Monroe County Public Libraries will be closed on Friday, April 14th in observance of Good Friday. We will reopen at 10:00am, Saturday, April 15th. Check out our calendars for great things happening at the library this Spring.

[13 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on OverDrive–New look | Posted by ]
OverDrive–New look

Check out eBooks and eAudiobooks from the refreshed OverDrive site. New features include easier browsing, personalized settings for audience level, and  1-click checkouts.