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Bookstore and Museum Closed

Due to construction, the Friendly Little Bookstore and the Lake Worth Historical Museum are currently closed to the public. Library will not be taking book donations.

Lake Worth Beach City Library

A Historic Building with State of the Art Services!

Popular Resources

Library Catalog

Click below to access and view the library catalog.

Children's Services

The Children’s Section contains an outstanding collection of picture books, chapter books, readers, graphic novels, and non-fiction source books.

Library Card

Library services include Wi-Fi, laptops, printing, scanning, faxing, and hotspots. Additional resources are available online using a LWBCL card.

Library

Library

15 North M Street Lake Worth Beach FL, 33460

561-533-7354

Wed through Sat, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

The Lake Worth Beach City Library (LWBCL) offers library card holders resources such as children’s and adult books, a family Spanish collection, DVDs, and audio books. Library services include Wi-Fi, laptops, printing, scanning, faxing, and hotspots. Additional resources are available online using a LWBCL card.

Wi-Fi, Printing, Scanning and Photocopy: Library visitors can connect to the library’s Wi-Fi, and print wirelessly from phones, tablets or laptop computers. Scanning, faxing, and photocopying are available. Visitors often bring their own devices to connect to the Internet, but laptops are available for Internet access or printing.

Adult Best-Sellers, Fiction, Non-Fiction, and e-resources:

LWBCL’s focus on adult library services is to offer a large selection of current popular fiction. Local and national news publications as well as popular magazines are also available as e-resources. E-Resources also include e-books and audiobooks. You can find the e-resources on the (CL) Cloud Library App.

Art and Wood Carvings:

The library has an impressive collection of Paintings by Sherman Winton as well as a collection of Wood Carvings by Samuel Schlappich in the newly renovated Florida Room that can be toured by appointment.

Newly Renovated Meeting Room:

The new programming and meeting room has been renovated and is available for rent for your meeting or event. Please contact [email protected] for inquiries.

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The library is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Using the following measures, the library continues to promote the health and safety of library staff and patrons:

  • Hand sanitation and social distancing are encouraged.

  • Individuals who are not healthy enough to be in the library will be asked to leave.

  • Loitering is not permitted. People are encouraged to select materials for use at home.

  • Materials (books and DVDs) must be returned in the book drop on the porch.

  • Patrons use the Self-Checkout Station to check out library materials. Assistance is available at the front desk.

There are multiple ways to access the following e-Resources: with an app, or a WEBSITE LINK: some require your library card number for access, and others don’t.

  • cloudLibrary (e-books: Use cloudLibrary). Your library card number is required to access cloudLibrary e-books and e-audiobooks.

  • Flipster: e-magazines. Download the App or click on the LINK.

Flipster login credentials are . . . [Username] lakeworthbeach and [Password]LWlibrary2*

  • Newsbank: (on our e-Services web page).  Resources include The Palm Beach Post, and many more local, regional and national newspapers in the United States. “Login” with your LWB City Library Card.

  • The Florida Electronic Library No library card required: FEL will authenticate user within the State of Florida. (LINK is also on our WEBSITE).

Yes, Hot Spots can be checked out from the Library with your Library card: ask at the front desk.

Yes, Hot Spots, provide Internet for your smart devices. WIFI hotspots are internet access points that allow you to connect to a WIFI network (provided at no cost to you, by the Library) using your computer, smartphone or another device.  Check a Hot Spot out, keep it charged up, and connect using your device’s WIFI settings.

Yes, when you visit the library, ask the library staff for the password. You need to be on the Library’s WIFI if you wish to print from your own device.

Printing is offered using the library computers or your own devices. It’s self-service, and the machine takes coins or up to $10 bills. Black & White printing is $.15 per sheet, and Color is $.50 per sheet.

There’s also a Black & White photocopier available: copies are $.15 per sheet.

The library offers a scanner with these options:

Scan = $0.05 to USB, to email, to phone, or to Google Drive.

Scan to Fax = $0.50

     Additional Scan to Fax services offered

          International = $1.00 per page

          Text Translation = $0.45 per page

          Text-to-Audio = $0.45 per page

Scanning is self-service: the machine takes coins or up to $10 bills.

Yes, with a library card the computers are available for 1 hour per day. There are also 15-minute guest computers for patrons who wish to print or briefly check email etc.

Yes, regular late fees apply for books checked out via the Online Ordering and with Self Check. Ask about the current late fee amounts, by contacting the library.

Not at this time. You may call the library at 561-533-7354 to renew your books.  

All books and media must be returned in the book drop, whether the library is open or closed.

*Donations are not currently being taken due to construction at the Annex

Yes-The Library receives donations at its “Friendly Little Book Shop” used bookstore. Saturdays from 1-4pm in the Annex Building at 414 Lake Ave in Downtown Lake Worth. All proceeds benefit the library.

You can also put donations in Lake Worth Little Free Libraries around town. Click the link below to learn more about our Little Free Libraries.

Lake Worth Little Free Libraries

Does the Library have a Friends group?  Yes, Friends of the Lake Worth Beach Library. The Library has been generously supported through the years by the Friends. If you wish to support the library, or for more information, please contact Friends of the Lake Worth Beach Library 

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Flipster e-Magazines

Username: lakeworthbeach  Password: LWlibrary1+

You can Manage your Library Account, search and access e-resources like eBooks, e-audiobooks, and magazines and newspapers, including academic publications.

e-Books and e-audiobooks can be accessed with your library card:

cloudLibrary  https://www.yourcloudlibrary.com/

Read your favorite newspapers with just a library card through NEWSBANK by visiting our Newsbank resource.

Newsbank

Florida Electronic Library / FEL https://www.flelibrary.com/ebooks.php

Most FEL content is available even without entering your library card, with location authentication. They’re available and free, here in Florida.

Tutorials on how to use our E-Services can be found on our Youtube Channel.

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