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Libraries in Polk County, Florida: Home

Web addresses and other information about libraries in our county.

Polk County Libraries

Public Libraries:

Polk County Library Cooperative
Public libraries in Polk County are affiliated with the Polk County Library Cooperative.  The links below are to the official Websites of the various public libraries in Polk County.  Each library's collections can be searched from the PCLC online catalog.




Eagle Lake 

Ft. Meade 


Haines City

Lake Alfred

Lake Wales 



Polk City  

Winter Haven                  

Academic Libraries:

Florida Southern College

Polk State College

Southeastern University

Florida Polytechnic University

Special Libraries:


Florida Institute of Phosphate Research


Polk County Law Library

Polk County Historical/Genealogical Library

University of Florida Citrus Research & Education Center


What you need to know


  • A library card for that library or library system.
  • Your Polk State student or employee ID card.
  • Correct change or denomination of bills for copying and/or printing.
  • Your own paper and writing tools.
  • Your own headphones.

Some libraries may be closed to public use. Call ahead to find out the rules. Polk State College has reciprocal borrowing with the USF or any Florida State University System library. This means you can travel to any SUS library and borrow materials. Your official student or employee ID is required. Materials from local private colleges may be acquired through Interlibrary Loan.

Polk State College students or employees choosing to use other libraries should always inquire directly as the use policies of individual libraries. Polk State is not responsible for any financial obligation of any Polk State College student or employee resulting from their use of libraries outside of the college. The Polk State Libraries do recognize the need for reciprocity between libraries regarding the recovery of lost or stolen library materials. We cooperate fully with libraries at their request. Please be mindful of the rules in place at other libraries.

Polk State College is committed to equal access/equal opportunity in its programs, activities, and employment. For additional information, visit