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 The Friends of the Library Third Floor Bookstore is open daily and recycles withdrawn and donated books to the community.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.
This orientation is your key to accessing the creative and collaborative spaces in the Melrose Center. Get an overview of the Photography Studio, Video Production Studio, Audio Production Studio, FabLab and Simulation Lab. Explore upcoming classes and workshops and learn about the best practices to maximize your experience. This orientation is free to out-of-county residents, but registration is required. Call 407.835.7323 to register.
Create complex and attractive designs using shapes, painting and text with special effects. Build your new business logo, advertisements, marketing flyers and other illustrations with ease using the customizable tools. You will learn to draw and manipulate brushes, custom shapes, filters, and text in unique ways. Recommended Audience: Adult #tic #adobe
Tour the Photography Studio. Learn the Photography Studio workflow, procedures and best practices. Individual photography assessments are available after the orientation. This is a prerequisite class to gain access to the Melrose Center Photography Studio. To register call 407-835-7323.
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.