Library

Contact:                                                                   Location:
863.285.8287                                                      75 East Broadway St.
jrose@cityoffortmeade.com                        Fort Meade, FL. 33841
Fort Meade Public Library

J Rose
Library Director
Jacqueline Rose


The Library has a collection of resources, made accessible to the community for reference or borrowing. They host educational opportunities and promote literacy within the Community.

The Library is proud to announce the launch of a new WiFi pilot project. Patrons can now check out a WiFi device to be used at the convenience of their home.

Mission
The Mission of the Fort Meade Public Library is to provide valued services, resources, and lifelong learning opportunities through books and a variety of other formats. The Fort Meade Public Library will try to meet the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of our diverse and changing population.

The Library is a forum for all points of view and adheres to the principles of intellectual freedom as expressed in the Library Bill of Rights formulated by the American Library Association.

 Vision
The Fort Meade Public Library vision is to provide well-equipped and functional physical spaces where patrons can pursue independent learning and discovery.  We believe that the Library can serve as a fundamental space with resources which will help empower its citizens to take charge of their lives, their government and communities through its programs and services.

Hours of Operation 
Mondays - 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesdays -  8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesdays -  8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursdays -  8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Fridays -  8:30  a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays - CLOSED
Sundays - CLOSED

Patron Information
New  Borrowers

  • All  new  patrons  who  apply  for  a  library  card  must  have  been  a  resident  at  their  present address  for   at  least one  month  and  fill out an application inside  the  library.  Must present two forms of identification  with current address unless address is correct on driver’s license.
  • Juveniles must  be  accompanied  by  a  parent  or  guardian.
  • Out of county residents will have a new card fee of $50 per card/family
 Borrowing  Limits
  • New  patrons  - New library members of 30 days or less will be limited to 2 items checked out at a time.
  • Patrons may checkout as many books as they would like, but can only checkout up to 6 DVD's at a time.
  • If  a  patron  is  a  poor  borrower,  the  limit  of  2  books  can  be  extended  beyond  6  months.
Check-Out  Policies
  • You must have library card with you to check out materials
  • Books  are checked  out  for 2 weeks or 14 days
  • Reference materials and  current  magazines  may  not  be  checked  out.
  • Books may be renewed twice. There are no renewals on our DVD, books that have “holds”, new books, or materials with restricted checkout times
Fines  and  Fee
  • Books - There will be a 10 cents per day fine on each overdue item from our Library.
  • If a patron owes a fine of $10.00 or greater, the patron’s account will be blocked from checking out any new material until the fine is under $10.00.
  • Interlibrary Loan  -  .25  per  day.
  • Address  change  -  .50  unless  library  is  notified
  • If patron needs a replacement for a lost card the fee is $1.00
 Services
  •  Photocopies  b/w  .15 single side and  .30  front  &  back
  • Photocopies  color  - .25 and .40 front & back
  • Printer  copies  -  .15  per  page
  • Homebound
  • Faxing - $2.00 for the first page and 20 cents for local and 30 cents for long distance (each additional pages).