On May 9th, the new ocls.info will arrive! All webpages and URLs in the www.ocls.info website* will change as we switch to our new and improved site. When this happens, bookmarks, favorites, and links to this page may cease to work OR may redirect you to a page on the new site which contains similar content. Take a sneak peek at the new site!


*Please note that the redesign does not include the library's catalog or the event & class registration system.

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NOTE: Information about library locations will be in the Location & Hours section of the new website. There you will find a listing of all branches along with each location's address, hours, and unique amenities. You'll also be able to filter the branch listing to the locations closest to you OR by specific amenities (such as a drop-off window, meeting room, bus route, etc.).

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101 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801
407.835.7323

Sun
1-6
Mon
9-8
Tue
9-8
Wed
9-8
Thu
9-8
Fri
9-6
Sat
9-6

Lynx Bus Routes

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 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, 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. The Technology and Education Center is located on the second floor and includes the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity. The Friends of the Library Third Floor Bookstore is open daily and recycles withdrawn and donated books to the community.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.

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Upcoming Classes & Programs

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9:15
AM

Hydraulic Excavator Simulator Orientation & Assessment

Saturday, May 07, 2016 at Melrose Center Registration Required

Learn to drive a Hydraulic Excavator in lifelike construction site conditions. Practice digging trenches and driving with realistic controls. Instruction will cover the use of the equipment and software. After completing the instruction take an assessment that will allow you to reserve the Hydraulic Excavator simulator during scheduled lab time. ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: To register for this orientation and/or assessment, cardholders must attend the General Orientation for the Melrose Center and must be at least 15 years of age. Children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years of age). You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted. #tic #simtic

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9:30
AM

Audio Studio Orientation

Saturday, May 07, 2016 at Melrose Center Registration Required

Take the first step towards audio recording. Tour the Audio Studio and explore the training options available. Learn the studio workflow, procedures and best practices. This is a prerequisite class to gain access to the Melrose Center Audio Studio. Required Skills: None Recommended Prerequisite: General Orientation for the Melrose Center Recommended Audience: Adults #tic #audiotic

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9:30
AM

Tiny Tales

Saturday, May 07, 2016 at Orlando Public Library

These programs, especially for infants from birth to 18 months, last approximately 15 minutes. The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce very young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together.

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10:00
AM

Melrose Reservation: Video Studio (4 hrs)

Saturday, May 07, 2016 at Melrose Center Registration Required

Video Studio reservations can be made by Melrose members with Video Studio access credentials. For more information on how to become a member of the Melrose Center, visit ocls.info/melrose. You must be present for the duration of the session and ensure that all users follow the Terms of Use (ocls.info/MelroseTerms) and Library Rules of Conduct (ocls.info/RulesOfConduct). RESERVING TIME IN THE CENTER A Cardholder can make a reservation in-person at the Center or call 407-835-7323. If a Cardholder is 15 minutes or more late to their Studio reservation time, access to the Studio will not be granted, and a $25 Late Cancellation/No Show fee will be assessed to the Cardholder's account. Any reservation must be cancelled not later than 11:59 pm three days prior to the reservation time in order to avoid the Late Cancellation fee. For instance, if a reservation was made for anytime on Friday, the cancellation must be made no later than 11:59 pm on the prior Tuesday. These same cancellation rules apply for weekend days as the Center is open 7 days. Setup, breakdown, saving of work, and clean-up times are built into, are part of, and will not extend the reservation time. The studio must be restored back to its original condition by the Cardholder before the end of the reservation time. There is no grace period. Failure to check out by the end of the reservation time will result in a $25 fee. Members and guest accessing studios, editing bays and sound booths are required to sign the Melrose Center Terms of Use. Guest accessing these spaces are also required to present state issued identification card. Please call 407.835.7381 or email tec@ocls.info if you have any questions or concerns. #tic #videotic

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10:00
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Microsoft Access 2013 Level 1

Saturday, May 07, 2016 at Orlando Public Library Registration Required

Learn database concepts and terminology. Learn flat and relational database concepts and create a simple database with multiple tables. Recommended Audience: Adult #officetraining

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Services and Programs

  • 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.
  • Regularly scheduled school-age and group programs every Tuesday and Thursday, every 30 minutes between 9:15 and 10:45:
    • Tiny Tales for Babies ages Birth to 18 months Friday and Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
    • Toddler Time for ages 18 to 36 months every Friday and Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
    • Family Storytime every Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
    • Storybook Fun for ages 3-5 on Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
    • Cuentame un Cuento, bilingual story program, every 1st Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m.
  • Various programs and displays for adults and children are offered throughout the year by the Library, Friends of the Library, and Community Organizations.
 
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