• Guide to Orlando's libraries

    By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    No matter where you are in Orlando you're never too far from a library, thanks to the Orange County Library System. Here is a guide to Orlando library locations.

    Alafaya Branch Library
    12000 E. Colonial Drive
    Hours: Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

    The Alafaya Library features both a pickup and drop-off window. They are also open on Sundays.

    Chickasaw Branch Library
    870 N. Chickasaw Trail
    Hours: Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: Closed

    Chickasaw Library features a computer lab, two Early Literacy Stations, and a 3-D printer. The library's two outdoor decks are ideal for reading on a nice day.

    Edgewater Branch Library 
    5049 Edgewater Drive
    Hours: Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. -5 p.m.; Sunday: Closed

    Edgewater Branch Library offers visitors the latest bestsellers, audio books, and DVDs. Visitors can also take advantage of the over 50 classes that library offers in its computer lab each month.

    Herndon Branch Library 
    4324 E. Colonial Drive
    Hours: Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: Closed

    Located less than 5 miles from downtown Orlando, Herndon Branch offers readers a wide variety of weekly story programs that appeal to all ages.

    Hiawassee Branch
    7391 W. Colonial Drive
    Hours: Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: Closed

    Hiawassee Branch features a language learning lab, service station, video relay services and self-check out.

    Orlando Public Library
    101 E. Central Blvd.
    Hours: Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

    The Orlando Public Library is open on Sundays, and offers a book scanning station, drop-off window, microform readers and a study room.

    South Creek Branch Library
    1702 Deerfield Blvd.
    Hours: Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

    The South Creek library location has a drop-off window, pickup window, language learning lab, library lending machines, and self-check out.

    South Trail Branch Library
    4600 S. Orange Blossom Trail
    Hours: Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: Closed

    South Trail offers several different programs for children including a weekly Smarty Pants series for kids age 5 and under. There's also an Early Literacy Station, which is a bilingual educational computer for kids to use.

    Southeast Branch Library
    5575 S. Semoran Blvd.
    Hours: Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: Closed

    The Southeast Branch Library offers a computer lab that boasts 12 computers, four computer stations designed specifically for children with plenty of games, and five Early Literacy Stations. More than 50 technology classes are offered to visitors each month at Southeast.

    Southwest Branch Library
    7255 Della Drive
    Hours: Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: Closed

    Southwest not only carries a wide variety of books that range from bestsellers to the classics, but the library also hosts a
    monthly book club.

    Washington Park Branch Library
    5151 Raleigh St., Suite A
    Hours: Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: Closed

    Washington Park is dedicated to helping children with its PLANET program, which stands for Play and Learn Area for New Educational Technology. The multimedia area is home to several computers, Xbox systems, iPads and an Early Literacy Station. The library also hosts several monthly discovery labs that focus on everything from art to planetary science.


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