Fort Myers Beach Public Library

The Fort Myers Beach Public Library:

2755 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Hours of Operation:

Monday – 9am to 8pm
Tuesday – 9am to 5pm
Wednesday – 9am to 8pm
Thursday – 9am to 5pm
Friday – 9am to 5pm
Saturday – 9am to 1pm
Sunday – Closed

Library Services

Conference Room

There is a conference room available on a limited use basis for use by local non-profit organizations and less than 15 participants. The member of the group reserving the room must be a resident in the Fort Myers Beach Library District. Please contact the library ( 239-765-8162 ) for more information about reserving the room.

Conference Room Art

This is a rotating display by local artists. Please contact the Library Director about placing your art on the walls.

Copy Service

A copy machine is available on the second floor. It can copy up to 11″ x 17”. The cost is $.10 per copy.

Doll Collection

Housed in two cases and located by the elevator on the second floor, this collection of dolls from around the world has been donated by Mrs. F. Preston Root. Mrs. Root’s husband was a foreign representative for Eastman Kodak, and these dolls represent their world travel that spanned the years between the two world wars. Dainty and elegant, some of these dolls are made with materials no longer used and are hand-painted with artistic techniques. Additions to the collection have been possible as donors have given one or more dolls to the Library in recent years.

Fax Center

Anyone can send or receive a fax from the library. The cost to send a fax varies, depending on the location to which it is being sent. To receive a fax at the library, please make sure that your name and phone number are on the incoming fax, so that we may call you to pick it up when it arrives. It costs $1.50 per page to receive a fax. The library’s fax number is (239) 463-8776.

Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL)
If the library does not have a book in the collection that you are seeking, the library is able to request it from other libraries across the state and country. Just fill out the form at the Circulation Desk with as much information about the book as you can and we will see if there are any libraries willing to loan the book to us. It usually takes about two weeks to receive an interlibrary loan. Magazine articles can also be obtained this way. There may be a charge for photocopying.

Library Catalog and Database Classes

There are classes offered for learning to use the library’s electronic catalog and magazine and other databases. These classes are scheduled once there is enough interest expressed to hold the class. Please call 765-8162 to register your interest.

Literacy Tutoring

Tutoring is available for those wishing to learn the English language. Please call 765-8162 to schedule an appointment.

Murals

The Decorative Artists of Southwest Florida have livened up the interior of the library with some special artwork. The Conference Room has a mural of native plants and birds. The stairway is home to a mural of a window looking out to the Gulf of Mexico. The Senior Zone wall has a mural of a beach scene.

Senior Zone

The Large Print section of the library, located in the front of the first floor, has been deemed the Senior Zone. Besides large print books, there are large print magazines available to browse and check-out, as well as pamphlets that may be of interest to “seniors.” Available next to the front desk is a ClearView magnifying machine. The user places anything flat (book, checkbook, bill, stock report) on the base and it will be magnified up onto the television monitor.

Shell Collection

Housed in three cases and located near the stairs on the second floor, this collection of shells from around the world was donated by Ruth and Jeff Brame. They are two early settlers on the beach, and they formally owned the Gulf View Shop. Many of the shells you see were found right on this beachfront, but as the population of the island grew, the number of shells have dissipated. Shells have been added in the past two years as donors shared treasures from their collections.

Information from the Fort Myers Public Library’s website: http://www.fmb.lib.fl.us/index.htm

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