Here are stories about the Orange County Library System from the news media.


School bells are ringing all over Orange County! Whether the students in your household are young ones just starting out or at the graduate level, Orange County Library System has the resources you need from reference librarians to study rooms to printers for that book report.

Downtown Community Paper

The Orange County Library System (OCLS) recently launched the Local Wanderer Pass, and it’s proving to be a popular program in the few short weeks since it went live. 

Orlando Weekly

The Orange County Library System announced all branches will remain closed from Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Wednesday, Sept. 4, due to the approach of Hurricane Dorian. 

Orlando Sentinel

Ahead of Hurricane Dorian, the Orange County Library System has announced that all of its libraries will be closed through Tuesday, Sept. 3.


Jerome F. Buting, the defense lawyer from the Netflix series Making A Murderer will host a reading at the Orange County Library System’s downtown branch on Friday, September 13 at 7 p.m.

Orlando Weekly

Come next month, you can apply for a passport at the downtown public library in Orlando. And you don't even need a library card. 

Orlando Weekly

With no film longer than, say, a television commercial (that’s what we used to have before YouTube ads), each film presented in the Orlando Public Library's One Minute Film Festival features an economy of storytelling that’s the filmic equivalent of flash fiction. 

Orlando Weekly

Orlando Weekly's Best of Orlando 2019. If you live in Orange County and you don't have a library card, you are seriously missing out. You can use your card to check out more than books (and ebooks, and audiobooks) – you can get free access to Lynda.comtechnology classes, stream hard-to-find art films and documentaries on Kanopy, even use the Mango language learning app, all for free. And now OCLS has outdone themselves with a new program called the Local Wanderer.

Orlando on the Cheap

We’ve said it before: the library is pretty cool. And now, the library is taking it up a notch by letting cardholders check out local experiences and attractions for FREE. 

My Central Florida Family

Orange County Library System announced today the launch of Local Wanderer, a new culture pass program that will grant library cardholders unprecedented accessibility to a variety of cultural institutions .