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Sanibel Public Library

770 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4016
+1 239-472-2483
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terrific library, available to visitors

The library has been undergoing some renovation, and just recently reopened, although they are not... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
McLean, VA
Nice library

Sanibel library has a large selection of books and we enjoy visiting it every winter. For $10 you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jackie W
Lake Ozark, Missouri
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Sanibel Public Library is undergoing "Your Library Reimagined" project. Both the beauty and the quality of the Library structure are outstanding, but it is time to replace much of the infrastructure. HVAC, fire suppression, plumbing, lighting, technology, and flooring are being upgraded for greater efficiency; sustainable design features are included with the upgrade. All Library services (like the shell exhibit, for example) may not be available at all times during the 2017 remodel. Updates to the project will be posted on Facebook and Twitter. Please call the Library before your visit if you have questions. The Library provides access to high speed WiFi, as well as printing services—no Library card required. If you do not live in Lee County Florida, you may purchase a Visitor Card for $10, good for one year. Use the Visitor Card to check out books, movies, cooking kits, museum passes, music, magazines, and more—up to 30 items at one time. Also use your Visitor Card to download eBooks, magazines and audiobooks, and stream movies and music through the Library's eShelf collection. Sanibel Public Library hosts programs for kids of all ages throughout the year including storytimes, makerspace events, and special guests. Events are listed at the Library's online calendar.
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770 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4016
+1 239-472-2483
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The library has been undergoing some renovation, and just recently reopened, although they are not done. I was blown away by the enormous selection of dvd movies to take out. You can take out a total of 10. They also have lots of computers for...More

Thank swimmom1dc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sanibel library has a large selection of books and we enjoy visiting it every winter. For $10 you can get a library card then you can get Ebooks along with their regular books. Everyone is very helpful. There are computers available and tech people there...More

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spend 2 weeks each winter on Sanibel. One of the first things we do (after shopping at the Sanibel Farmers Market) is visit the library for vacation reading, DVDs and materials for our grandchild's visit. The selection of resources is excellent,...More

Thank lovemyyaris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstandingly resource on the island. Diverse holdings, convenient computer services and excellent special events, e.g., presentations by authors and other fascinating lecturers. Convenient free parking and handicap access.

Thank misenberg2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are snowbirds and spend several days each week on Sanibel and Captiva. The Saibel library is about to finalize an upgrade and it is already a wonderful place to stop and check out a beach read. Guest memberships are available for a small fee....More

Thank Roerck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed the historical shell exhibit while my husband made use of the “community” computers to handle a fancy unexpected paperwork request while we were vacationing on the island. They also have a book sale room with lots of free publications available, too.

Thank Callisto S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Will be even better when the renovations are done and it is a place to spend quiet time especially on a wet day (hope there is a door planned for the kids section). Great value also as I have audio books I can download from...More

Thank RetiredWanderer65
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

This library is easy and comfortable. It is a small island so it makes sense that the selection is small. The staff was nice although the children's librarian wasn't super knowledgeable about book recommendations for my kids. I saw that they had computers for public...More

Thank NYGiantsFaninNC
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped by the library today. Pretty building. Modern. Interesting Children's area. Many places to play and explore. We use our libraries at home. Not as nice or inviting as The Sanibel Library.

Thank Teach1977
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Extensive remodeling is being done in several stages to make the library even more accommodating. I am unsure what is involved but visit and they will tell you.

Thank don m
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28 October 2016|
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Response from Sanlib L | Property representative |
You may purchase a Visitor Card for $10, good for one year. Use that card to check out books, movies, music, magazines, and more -- up to 30 items at one time. Also use your Visitor Card to download ebooks and audiobooks... More
21 December 2015|
Response from Sanlib L | Property representative |
Yes, you can print at Sanibel Public Library. It is ten cents per page for black & white. One dollar for a color print out. No charge to use the WiFi. Please call the Library at (239) 472-2483 to ask a specific question... More