Library Closure


The Bartram Trail Branch Library is reopening at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, after the completion of a months-long fire sprinkler system replacement project.

Before the branch reopening, the temporary library at the St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Office at Mills Field will close at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 24.

Branch Manager Dan Markus says, “All staff are needed to prepare the library branch at 60 Davis Pond Blvd. to reopen. Cleaning, updating computers, and processing collection materials are just some of the tasks we have already started working on.”

While staff work to prepare for the branch’s reopening, patrons will be able to return items to the Bartram Trail Branch Library’s all-hours book drop at 60 Davis Pond Blvd. beginning Saturday, August 24. While patrons will not have access to a physical library for a short period of time, Branch Manager Dan Markus says no items will be due nor fines accrue on any days the library is closed. Additionally, all hold pickup dates will be extended.

The Bartram Trail Branch Library will reopen at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3.

Branch Manager Dan Markus adds, “We would like to thank the public for their patience during this time of improvement and repair. We are excited to welcome our patrons back to the library!”

Page last updated on 8/20/19.

Frequently asked questions:

Where is the library's temporary library and when is it open?
During the closure, the library will operate a temporary library at the St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Northwest Office at Mills Field 1721 Race Track Road through Saturday, August 24 . The temporary library will be open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Patrons are advised that an after-hours book drop will not be provided.
Can I still place and pickup holds during the closure?
Yes. During the closure, you can place and pickup holds at our temporary library through August 24 located at the St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Northwest Office at Mills Field 1721 Race Track Road. If you place a hold and get notification that the hold is ready, by default it will be at the temporary location for pickup. Additionally, patrons can reach library staff at our regular number, (904) 827-6960.
If I want to pick up my holds at the temporary library, do I need to make any changes to my account?
No. We will transfer your holds to the temporary library.
Where should I return my items?
Library materials can be returned to the temporary library during operating hours only.  Beginning Saturday, August 24 patrons will be able to return items to the Bartram Trail Branch’s all-hours book drop. Materials can also be returned to any other St. Johns County Public library or bookmobile. 
What about storytimes?
We encourage you to enjoy one of the story times at our other five branches or bookmobiles. To find a story time for your family, visit our storytime calendar.  
What about the Book Club?
Stay tuned for updates about adult programming during the closure.
How can I pay my library fines?
At the temporary library, library staff will accept fine payments ($3.00 minimum) by credit-card (Mastercard or Visa) through our SmartPay system only. Cash payments can be made at any of our other branch libraries.
What about donations?
Due to limited storage space at the temporary library, staff will be unable to accept donated materials until the library reopens.