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Sanibel Public Library

770 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4016
+1 239-472-2483
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Different fun for kids

After the beach, shelling, bike rides and the pool, my kids enjoyed the summer reading programs at... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sanford, Florida
Wonderful resource

The Sanibel Public Library is one of the best I have visited: it is well stocked with books, DVDs... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ames, Iowa
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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
+1 239-472-2483
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Reviewed yesterday

After the beach, shelling, bike rides and the pool, my kids enjoyed the summer reading programs at this local library.

Thank Elshoff5
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Sanibel Public Library is one of the best I have visited: it is well stocked with books, DVDs, CDs, and games. Their shell collection is beautiful and staff is very helpful and friendly. One of the best resources available on the island, and a...More

Thank World_traveler_mamma
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this beautiful library. It is hidden away but well worth the visit. The staff could not be more accommodating. There are so many things to see within the building. We spent several hours enjoying looking at every display. Great for all ages!

Thank Mickiereese65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This library is very special. The people there are very helpful. The selection of books and books is good. I'm glad the island has such a great library.

Thank Karen N
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Stay away from the beach during a storm. Wifi in motels is awful-so is using your cell phone...as well as power outtages so why not come to library to read, find out about more attractions on Sanibel and Captiva islands. friendly great staff

Thank FortMyersRecycler
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Has a nice museum attached and a nice history room unique style. I wouldnt chose here to study rather than just grab a quick book or a quick read. Seems like a local only library.

Thank Dion G
Reviewed 28 April 2017

As a visitor in the area you're not likely yo be a member of this library or capable of borrowing books. On the other hand....Sanibel Island really has no used book stores but if you go in to this library they usually have a well...More

3  Thank MikeyBoy12804
Sanlib L, Public Relations Manager at Sanibel Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you MikeyBoy, for your wonderful review! If you stop by in the future ... if you do not reside in Lee County, FL you are actually able to purchase a SPL Visitor Library Card, which will allow you to borrow books, movies etc., AND...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

We visit libraries everywhere we go - this is one of the nicer libraries we've seen. The building is really nice and welcoming. The collection isn't the largest (you wouldn't expect it to be), but it seemed decent. Lots of locals hanging out when we...More

1  Thank plstrom
Reviewed 16 April 2017

One of the best libraries in the state of Florida. Easy to get to and under building parking so accessible even on a rainy day. the Doctor hit me with a helpful vote!

Thank DoctorVonCueBall
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A great example of where local money goes, and should go. A truly great library. Has quite a lot to offer ... more than you'd expect

Thank scoobWis
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Tina h
if i am vacationing on the island. .can i use my IL library card to check out books?
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
Are printers available to print from Internet?
22 December 2015|
Response from Sanlib L | Property representative |
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