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Find Great Books and More at The Local Library in Jacksonville

Whether you are looking to discover new authors or need to print some documents, the Jacksonville Public Library has you covered. It provides a range of services you can enjoy, both in-person and from the comfort of your home. Here is some of what the library offers near our Jacksonville apartments:

HeritageQuest Online

Learn more about your family's history with HeritageQuest Online. With more than 4.4 billion records, it "helps people find their ancestors and discover a place's past." Data includes maps, state military records, and city directories featuring more than 1.5 million records from different city and county directories dating between 1821 and 1989.

New Releases

One of the library's newest books includes Countdown. Penned by James Patterson and Brandon DuBois, this thriller follows CIA agent Amy Cornwall who is facing an impossible task. She has five days to save the world, four days to save her family, and just a few short hours to uncover the whereabouts of the most dangerous double agent.


Curl up on your couch, and watch the best films and award-winning documentaries through Kanopy. They can be played on your computer or devices like Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and more. Kanopy's offerings include the classics, foreign language films, and film festival favorites you don't want to miss.

Mobile Printing

A newer offering, the mobile printing service allows you to print, whether you're at the library, at home, or at work. Once you set the print settings, head to one of the library's branches to use the public printers. All you need is a library card and funds in your library account.

After exploring all the library has to offer, enjoy some of the best barbecue in Jacksonville. If you're looking to call The Hawthorne home, please contact our leasing team. We’d love to take you on a tour so you can see our apartments in Jacksonville firsthand.