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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed on Sun, Apr 20, for Easter. No materials will be due on this day.

Directions to the Gardens Branch

Located one block south of PGA Boulevard on Campus Drive (west of the PBCC Eissey Campus.)

By Bus: Palm Tran Route 20

From I-95: the Turnpike or Military Trail: Head east on PGA Blvd. to the traffic light at Campus Drive. The North County Government Center is on the right. Turn right on Campus Dr. Drive one block south to Fairchild Gardens Ave. (Watch for the electric sign for the Eissey Campus Theatre.) Turn right, drive half a block and turn right into the library parking lot.

From U.S. Highway 1: Head west on PGA Blvd. to the traffic light at Kew Gardens. Turn left onto Campus Drive. Drive one block south to Fairchild Gardens Avenue (watch for the electric sign for the Eissey Campus Theatre.) Turn right, drive half a block and turn right into the library parking lot.

About the Gardens Branch

The Gardens Branch Library serves as the neighborhood library to the Palm Beach Gardens area and as a backup resource to the other neighborhood libraries in the North County area. The library circulates a large amount of popular adult fiction, nonfiction and children's materials.

A wide variety of electronic resources, such as magazine articles, newspaper databases, and Internet access are available to the public. Hands-on computer training for novices and the more experienced is available. The library has an active children's department that offers programs to children of all ages.

Features

  • A separate Teen area
  • Free Wi-Fi and Internet access
  • Nine study rooms including four group study rooms
  • A large meeting room that seats up to 90 people
  • A large conference room that seats 16
  • A small conference room that seats 10
  • A quiet reading room
  • Comfortable seating and reading tables with electrical connections for laptops throughout
  • Color and black and white copiers
  • Self-service options at Check Out
  • Art in Public places floral sculpture at the entrance to the children’s area
  • A drive-up materials return
  • Self Service Fax machine (outgoing only).
    • To U. S., Canada, and the Caribbean
      • $ 1.75 for the first page.
      • $1.00 for each additional page.
    • International
      • $3.95 for the first page.
      • $3.45 for each additional page.
    • Pay by credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express, or Discover). No coin box or prepaid fax card.

102 Public Computers

  • 9 Catalog and Electronic Database computers
  • 54 Public Internet computers
  • 4 Word Processing computers
  • 2 Guest computers (Express Email)
  • 7 Public Internet computers in the Teen area
  • 3 Catalog and Electronic Database computers in the Children’s area
  • 1 Educational/Entertainment computer in the Children’s area
  • 22 Public Internet computers in the Children’s area

Public adult and youth computers shut down 15 minutes before the branch closes. Guest computers shut down 10 minutes before the branch closes.

Service Area

North to Donald Ross Road, south to 45th Street, east to Lake Park, North Palm Beach, and Riviera Beach; and the western unincorporated area. Also serves as a resource for referrals from Jupiter and Tequesta branches.

Nearest County Libraries

Jupiter Branch (7.5 miles)

Tequesta Branch (9.5 miles)

Okeechobee Blvd. Branch (13 miles)

History of the Branch

Opened: May 1975, 740 sq. ft. In Tanglewood Plaza

Expanded: November 1977, 2,240 sq.ft. in Sun Building

Expanded: January 1985, 6,150 sq. ft. in Corporate Park

Regional facility opened: May 1995, 24,000 sq. ft. County owned building.

Expanded: October 2010 to 40,000 sq. ft.