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All Florida residents have access to a selection of electronic resources, including many Gale databases, via the Florida Electronic Library

Polk County libraries

Please see below for a variety of libraries in Polk County.

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.



Davenport's Little Free Library


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

Search Florida's Statewide Library System

FLA-PASS: Florida Library Access--Pass for Accelerated Secondary Students

Special Libraries:


Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute

Polk County Law Library

Polk County Historical/Genealogical Library

UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center


Find a library near you

Things you may need at other libraries:

  • 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 headphones.

Some libraries may be closed to public use. Call ahead to find out the rules. Polk State College has reciprocal borrowing with USF or any Florida State University System (SUS) 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 to the use policies of individual libraries. 

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