Polk County Library

Find Polk County Florida libraries, such as state, town, city, public, private, college and university library branches. Libraries provide information on applications, borrowing books, ebooks, library programs, online databases and research.


Eagle Lake Public Library 75 North 7th Street Eagle Lake FL 33839 863-293-2914


Lake Wales Public Library 290 Cypress Garden Lane Lake Wales FL 33853 863-678-4004

Lakeland Public Library 100 Lake Morton Drive Lakeland FL 33801 863-834-4280

Lakeland Regional Medical Center 1324 Lakeland Hills Boulevard Lakeland FL 33805 863-687-1100

Polk County - Library Cooperative 2150 South Broadway Avenue Bartow FL 33830 863-519-7958

Polk State College Library 999 Avenue H Northeast Winter Haven FL 33881 863-297-1040

Southwest Florida Water Management 170 Century Boulevard Bartow FL 33830 863-534-1448

How are Public Libraries funded?

The vast majority of funding that supports the operation of Public Libraries comes from county and local governments. At times, grant funding may be available for specific programs, projects, or capital improvements. Fees for special programs and services account for a relatively small percentage of revenue for Public Libraries.

What are the Friends of the Library?

Friends of the Library are organizations formed to support their local Public Libraries. They typically establish themselves as independent, non-profit organizations that conduct fundraising to supplement Library resources and organize Library related events.

What is the Dewey Decimal system?

The Dewey Decimal system is a classification system used in many libraries to organize their books. The classification number allows for books to easily be located or returned to their assigned place in the library. The system is constantly revised to keep up with changes in the libraries.