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Sanibel Public Library

770 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4016
+1 239-472-2483
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Looking forward to completed renovations

When we visited recently, the main area of the library was under renovation but there were ample... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LSQRD1
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Kent, Ohio
Helpful!

Gave us lots of great information. Friendly staff. Tons of info on local eco sites to visit, how to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ryan S
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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Sanibel Public Library is undergoing "Your Library Reimagined" project. Both the beauty and the quality of the Library structure are outstanding, but it is time to replace much of the infrastructure. HVAC, fire suppression, plumbing, lighting, technology, and flooring are being upgraded for greater efficiency; sustainable design features are included with the upgrade. All Library services (like the shell exhibit, for example) may not be available at all times during the 2017 remodel. Updates to the project will be posted on Facebook and Twitter. Please call the Library before your visit if you have questions. The Library provides access to high speed WiFi, as well as printing services—no Library card required. If you do not live in Lee County Florida, you may purchase a Visitor Card for $10, good for one year. Use the Visitor Card to check out books, movies, cooking kits, museum passes, music, magazines, and more—up to 30 items at one time. Also use your Visitor Card to download eBooks, magazines and audiobooks, and stream movies and music through the Library's eShelf collection. Sanibel Public Library hosts programs for kids of all ages throughout the year including storytimes, makerspace events, and special guests. Events are listed at the Library's online calendar.
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770 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4016
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+1 239-472-2483
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"rocking chairs"
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"great selection of books"
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"audio books"
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"computer access"
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"visitor card"
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"beautiful building"
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"small community"
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"reading material"
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"screened porch"
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"reading areas"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we visited recently, the main area of the library was under renovation but there were ample resources available in the parts that were open with small sections devoted to all the things you would expect. There is a nice porch and nifty tote bags...More

Thank LSQRD1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gave us lots of great information. Friendly staff. Tons of info on local eco sites to visit, how to get there, hours, etc.

Thank Ryan S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a librarian from CT I always find local libraries when I travel to see what other libraries do that we may not. I loved this library even though they are in a middle of a renovation with many items in storage and only half...More

Thank Linda Q
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This library was fantastic! The art work, computer space and activities for children are wonderful. Of course they are loaded with many books too. The library offers work shops, special events etc. This is a must see when visiting Sanibel.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This place is a fantastic island institution, They have important author engagements and a great selection of books.

Thank alan w
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I walked in for the first time after living here 4 years and wish I would have done it long before. The staff is excellent and very helpful. Doing research of my property and they really helped lead me in the right direction and love...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Sanibel Public Library is amazingly large and well-endowed for such a small community. It has beautiful displays of shells. It is got book and other resources for all ages. The staff and volunteers are always friendly and helpful.

Thank Scott P
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

The library has been undergoing some renovation, and just recently reopened, although they are not done. I was blown away by the enormous selection of dvd movies to take out. You can take out a total of 10. They also have lots of computers for...More

Thank swimmom1dc
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Sanlib L, Circulation, Outreach at Sanibel Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you "swimmom," for your review on TripAdvisor, and for mentioning that the SPL is under renovation. In February 2018, Sanibel Public Library entered Phase II of “Your Library Reimagined” project - the facility is now open for normal operating hours. Look for the interim...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Sanibel library has a large selection of books and we enjoy visiting it every winter. For $10 you can get a library card then you can get Ebooks along with their regular books. Everyone is very helpful. There are computers available and tech people there...More

Thank Jackie W
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Sanlib L, Circulation, Outreach at Sanibel Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor, and thanks also for ranking so highly!

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

My husband and I spend 2 weeks each winter on Sanibel. One of the first things we do (after shopping at the Sanibel Farmers Market) is visit the library for vacation reading, DVDs and materials for our grandchild's visit. The selection of resources is excellent,...More

1  Thank lovemyyaris
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Sanlib L, Circulation, Outreach at Sanibel Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor, thanks also for ranking so highly!

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TilyTD
29 October 2016|
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Response from Sanlib L | Property representative |
You may purchase a Visitor Card for $10, good for one year. Use that card to check out books, movies, music, magazines, and more -- up to 30 items at one time. Also use your Visitor Card to download ebooks and audiobooks... More
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DangieMaryland
22 December 2015|
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Yes, you can print at Sanibel Public Library. It is ten cents per page for black & white. One dollar for a color print out. No charge to use the WiFi. Please call the Library at (239) 472-2483 to ask a specific question... More
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