About the Belle Glade Branch

The Glades area branches, Belle Glade, Pahokee (Loula V. York Branch) and South Bay (Clarence E. Anthony Branch), serve the 38,000 residents of rural, agricultural western Palm Beach County.

The Belle Glade Branch has a growing collection of urban fiction, as well as a wide variety of online resources, such as magazine articles, online newspaper resources and internet access. The branch has an active children’s section that offers activities to children of all ages. It also has a computer to help adults learn to read. Tutors and students, and some students on their own, may use library resources to reach their reading goals. If you are interested in helping teach someone to read or know someone who needs help learning to read, call the branch.

Service Area

Although the main service area is the city of Belle Glade, library service is provided to all other areas of the Glades. The Belle Glade Branch serves as the geographical hub for western Palm Beach County.

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History of the Branch

  • Size: 17,000 square feet
  • Opened on Mar 23, 2013 across from Lake Shore Middle School.
  • The Library was started in 1926 by the Belle Glade Women's Club, opening in the lobby of the Riedel Hotel.
  • It later opened in a 9,100 square foot facility on Main Street in 1967 as a Municipal library, and in October 1986 became a County library.
Graham Brunk Branch Manager (561) 996-3453
725 NW 4th Street
Belle Glade, FL 33430

Contact Information for Adult Literacy

Glades Area Literacy

725 NW 4th Street
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Telephone: (561) 681-4074 Contact: Shelsea Estiverne

Public Computers

  • 5 catalog computers.
  • 22 public internet computers.
  • 8 public internet computers in the teen section.
  • 10 public internet computers in the children’s section.

Public adult and children's computers shut down 15 minutes before the branch closes.

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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) or prepaid fax card. No coin box.

Palm Tran Paradise Pass

  • Unlimited 31-Day Pass (Full)
    • $70.00
  • Unlimited 31-Day Pass (Reduced)
    • $55.00


Teen Section
Meeting Room Seats 80 (Managed by city of Belle Glade.)
5 Study Rooms
Comfortable Seating & Reading Tables
Electrical Connections for Charging
Color/Black & White Copiers
Self-Service Options
Exterior Book Drop
Automated Sorting Equipment
Free Wi-Fi & Internet Access
Birding Backpack
Art in Public Places, "Knowledge is Our Future" by Andrew Reid, Carlos Alves & JC Carroll.

Library Merchandise

  • Flash Drives (2GB): $2
  • Tote Bags: $1
  • Ear Buds: $2

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