City of Jacksonville Main Library & Parking Structure


The Main Library is a five-story building, with 300,000 SF and a 600-space parking garage. The building features a 400-seat auditorium, a 5,000 SF multi-purpose meeting room, a catering kitchen and a pre-function gallery. The first floor features a café and bookstore, the popular library collection and a Teen Area with a cyber café. The Children’s Area, with a nature theme, includes an indoor theater that resembles a screened porch and opens to an outdoor courtyard with a reflecting pool. The third floor houses non-fiction books. The grand reading room, with 42-foot-high ceilings, is the focus of the fourth floor and contains specialty collections. State-of-the-art technology offers 250 public computers, satellite, and video conferencing capabilities with infrastructure to support future technologies.