The Orlando Public Library is on Central Blvd between Rosalind and Magnolia and is served by the downtown Lymmo service as well as routes # 3,6,7,11,13 and 51. Lynx Maps & Schedules
About the Branch
The Orlando Public Library is the headquarters and resource center for the Orange County Library System. The 290,000 square foot downtown Orlando facility is the largest public library building in the state of Florida. The Library has been located at this site since its beginnings as the Albertson Public Library in 1923. Public Reference Departments in the Orlando Public Library include Children's, Genealogy, Law, Library Central, and Reference Central. The Children's Library offers spacious areas, special programs, computers and story rooms for our youngest readers and readers to be. A Technology and Education Center (formerly CRC) is located on the second floor and offers access to computers loaded with programs with word processing capabilities. The Friends of the Library Third Floor Bookstore is open daily and recycles withdrawn and donated books to the community. The Genealogy collection is one of the best in the Southeast and is a great place to begin research into family history.
Tour the Video Studio. Learn the Video Studio workflow, procedures and best practices. Individual video assessments are available after the orientation. This is a prerequisite class to gain access to the Melrose Center Video Studio. To register call 407-835-7323.
This class will introduce the basic operations of how to operate the video studio cameras. Learn basic camera settings and the use and care of a camera. This is a prerequisite class for entry to the Melrose Center Video Studio.
We are being invaded! Learn about the natural history of ants, how they assemble communities, and ant invasions in natural and human-altered landscapes. Better understand the ecology of one of the most abundant groups of organisms on Earth, insects. Our discussion leader will be Dr. Joshua King, an assistant professor and insect ecology researcher in the Biology department at the University of Central Florida.
Explore the latest ideas in science and technology with a guest science expert. Come ready to listen and contribute. Visit cafesciorl.com for details on this month's speaker. Registration recommended. Call 407.835.7323 to register. This program is appropriate for adults and children in grades four and up.
Prior to booking the photo studio, users must participate in this assessment to show proficiency in using the photo studio equipment.
To register for this assessment, cardholders must be 18 years old or older. Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years of age).
ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: Must attend the Photo Studio Access Orientation.
Tour the new Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation, and Creativity. This unique 26,000 square foot center includes individual and collaborative work spaces, an audio production studio, a photography studio, a video production studio, fab lab, and simulation lab.
The library collection includes books, audio books, informational and entertainment videos and DVDs, recorded music, world language materials, a Young Adult collection, an Adult Literacy Collection, Florida Collection, Disney archive as well as magazines for leisure reading and research plus microfilm.
Public computers offering Internet access, and online reference resources including the Library catalog are located throughout the building.
Three computer labs allows us to teach classes for PC and MAC users. Our friendly and knowledgeable Technology and Customer Support Specialists teach over one hundred and thirty classes a month.
Drive-up window on Wall Street allows patrons to return items while remaining in their cars.
Four meeting rooms available for use by non-profit organizations. Request a room online or call us at 407.835.7323. Reading areas and study rooms for small groups of six or less are located on each of the four public levels.
Tours of the Orlando Public Library are available by appointment, please call the Community Relations Office.