Library Closure

Construction update, February 2019

Work is nearing completion on repairs to the fire suppression system at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library located at 101 Library Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

“We expect to re-open our library branch with full services beginning in March. That’s even earlier than originally expected,” Branch Manager Amy Ring says. “While our temporary location is cozy and has allowed us to provide basic services to patrons during the closure we are extremely excited to get back into the library branch.”

Later this month, branch staff will begin the transition back to the library branch with the intent to re-open to the public as quickly as possible. While the transition takes place, patrons will continue to be able utilize library services at the temporary storefront library located at the Tax Collector’s Annex, 5430 Palm Valley Road.

Please check back here for more updates including the date of the branch re-opening.

The Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, is temporarily closed for fire suppression system repairs. 

The 24,800 square foot library, which opened in 1993, will undergo a project to replace all fire sprinkler pipes and fixtures throughout the building and library exterior. Because this project addresses the entire building’s fire suppression system, the branch must remain closed to staff, volunteers, and patrons through the duration. Work is anticipated to last 3-3 ½ months with an expected reopen date in March, 2019.

Amy Ring, Ponte Vedra Beach Library Branch Manager, says, “We understand the disruption in local service this closure will cause. We hope our patrons will take advantage of the great electronic collections we offer for borrowing and use the temporary location we have arranged to check out physical items.”

Patrons are able to return borrowed items and pick up items requested in advance at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library’s temporary storefront located in the Tax Collector’s Annex at 5430 Palm Valley Road.

Annex hours are Monday-Friday, 10 am-6 pm and Saturdays 10 am-4 pm. Patrons will be able to reach library staff during open hours at the normal library phone number, 904-827-6950.

Patrons are able to return library items only during open hours as no after-hours drop box is available. Patrons are asked to please hold any donations until the library reopens in 2019.

Amy Ring, Branch Manager, says, “We are extremely grateful to have this space to offer patrons the chance to borrow and return library items while our branch is closed for fire suppression system repairs. We are really looking forward to welcoming our patrons into this new space!”

Patrons are encouraged to use any of the other St. Johns County Public Library Branches, including the traveling bookmobiles, during the branch closure.

Page last updated on 1/31/19.

Frequently asked questions:

Where is the library's temporary storefront and when is it open?
During the closure, the library will operate a temporary storefront at the Tax Collector’s Annex, 5430 Palm Valley road (click here for a map). The temporary storefront will be open 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturdays.
Can I still place and pickup holds during the closure?
Yes. During the closure, you can place and pickup holds at our temporary storefront located at the Tax Collector’s Annex, 5430 Palm Valley Road (click here for a map). If you place a hold and get notification that the hold is ready, by default it will be at the temporary storefront for pickup. Additionally, patrons can reach library staff at our regular number, (904) 827-6950.
If I want to pick up my holds at the temporary storefront, do I need to make any changes to my account?
No. We will transfer your holds to the temporary storefront.
Where should I return my items?
Library materials can be returned to the temporary storefront during operating hours only. There will not be an after-hours bookdrop during the closure. Materials can also be returned to any other St. Johns County Public library or bookmobile. 
What about storytimes?
Ms. Anne will present five Family Storytime Classes at the Ponte Vedra YMCA, 170 Landrum Ln, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (click here for map.) Storytimes will be at 10:45 am on 11/15, 12/6, 12/20, 1/10, and 1/31. These storytimes are open to non-YMCA members. Additionally, we encourage you to enjoy one of the storytimes at our other five branches or bookmobiles. To find a storytime for your family, visit our storytime calendar.
What about the Book Club?
Join Reference Librarian Maribeth Wood for our Book Club that meets on the third Wednesday of the month at Brucci’s in Ponte Vedra Beach, 880 Florida A1A, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. Learn more here.
How can I pay my library fines?
At the temporary storefront, library staff will accept fine payments by credit-card (Mastercard or Visa) through our SmartPay system only. Cash payments can be made at any of our other branch libraries. Additionally, patrons are welcome to donate items as part of our Food for Fines program to reduce overdue fines.
What about donations?
Due to limited storage space at the temporary storefront, staff will be unable to accept donated materials until the library reopens.
Can I reserve a Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library meeting room for 2019?
Our apologies, but we will not be accepting any Ponte Vedra Beach Branch meeting room reservations until the library reopens. Please consider using a meeting room at one of our other libraries.