Sanibel Public Library

Sanibel Public Library, Sanibel Island: Hours, Address, Sanibel Public Library Reviews: 5/5

Sanibel Public Library
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Sanibel Public Library offers numerous services to patrons. In addition to books, the library contains an extensive AV collection, consisting of many entertaining, teaching, and how-to videos, books on both CD and digital format, plus DVDs, and music CDs. The Library provides public internet access, high speed WiFi, as well as printing services—no Library card required. If you do not live in Lee County Florida, you may purchase a Visitor Card for $10, good for one year. Use the Visitor Card to check out books, movies, cooking kits, museum passes, music, magazines, and more—up to 30 items at one time. Also use your Visitor Card to download eBooks, magazines and audiobooks, and stream movies and music through the Library's eShelf collection. Sanibel Public Library hosts programs for kids of all ages throughout the year including storytimes, makerspace events, and special guests. Events are listed at the Library's online calendar.
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Jason
Chicago, IL97 contributions
Nov 2020
I have been coming to Sanibel for 40 years, and this trip was my first time (and my 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th) visit to the library. What a great facility and an amazing friendly and helpful staff. With our whole family visiting for two weeks, and with our three kids (two college and one high school) having online school, the library's dependable wifi was a lifesaver. I logged a private meeting room for two hours for a zoom business call, and my wife, who is a preschool teacher, had to prepare unexpectedly for a zoom class when her substitute was sick. We got library cards ($10), and she was able to get books, games, puppets, etc. to make a full impromptu teaching plan for the week. We even checked-out a portable wifi card to give our kids some flexibility for online options. Frankly, I could not be more impressed with the Sanibel Library.
Written December 6, 2020
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Jackie W
Lake Ozark, MO479 contributions
Jan 2021
We love visiting Sanibel library when we’re here! They are very up-to-date on the new releases. It has just been renovated so it is beautiful. There is even a screened in porch with rockers where you can just enjoy some quiet. It only costs $10 a year for a library card which is well worth it. Love it!
Written January 17, 2021
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WeLuvSanibel
2 contributions
Feb 2020
Many things add value to visiting Sanibel each winter. The library is a real asset! But, the consistent commitment the community shows to culture is remarkable. The Big Arts is near completion, the Community House was remodeled in 2018-2019. The Shell Museum has just reopened, the the new causeway is not exactly new anymore, but it a fabulous, providing an incredible view without stopping for boats to pass under! It's hard to believe the Recreation Center at the Sanibel School is now a decade old (or older) but it too is a gem on the crown that is Sanibel.
Written March 1, 2020
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Way860Deb
Roxbury, CT5 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
Sanibel Library has every book you ever dreamed of reading. You can become a guest member for only $10. With your membership you have access to thousands of online ebooks, audio books and videos. The librarians are very helpful and very nice. Thank you to Sanibel Library for making our Sanibel Vacation special.
Written December 10, 2020
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a1963corvette
Winston Salem, NC355 contributions
Feb 2021
I needed to use the wifi for a private meeting so I reserved a study room. The facility was outstanding as were the staff. Getting me in right on time and providing great assistance. I highly recommend using the Sanibel Library.
Written February 28, 2021
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LKM
New York City, NY183 contributions
Jan 2020
If you're staying on Sanibel for a good spell, check out (pun intended) the libary. It's simply gorgeous. There are beautiful shells on display in the lobby, lovely reading nooks, and a wealth of books.
Written January 31, 2020
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Cheri T
7 contributions
Dec 2019
We went to the library looking for a used puzzle to buy or take out while we were staying on the island. I am a librarian in my hometown so I was also interested in seeing what they had to offer. Beautiful library, Lots of nice ares and what a great staff, very helpful. One of the cool things that library patrons can check out are bagged cooking kits with recipes included.My husband and I both bought books from the used section.
Written April 13, 2020
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Brett Eubank
Lynchburg, VA4 contributions
Jun 2020
We enjoyed our first visit to the Sanibel Library having arrived on island a couple of days ago. As we walked into the lobby, we were blown away by the shell collection they had. It was a warm and inviting environment. As we went up the stairs to the main library we were thrilled to see how open and spacious the library was. The staff there was super knowledgeable and so friendly. She showed us how to sign our kids up for the summer reading program, which will allow them to not only receive prizes (books of course) but also donate a book to the Golisano Children's Hospital. I also enjoyed the screened porch area that had ample seating to enjoy the outdoors while reading. We can't wait to come back!
Written June 8, 2020
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Becca H
Dedham, MA25 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
We woke up to a chilly day here on Sanibel and were looking for an indoor activity. We attended storytime with our 3 and 5 year old, and it was great!! I highly recommend a visit!
Written December 5, 2018
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Jen M
Pittsburgh8 contributions
Nov 2012 • Family
What a nice little library! We got a visitor card so we could borrow childrens' books (yay, less to carry in my suitcase), pleasure reading for myself and my husband, and DVDs to watch in the evening (adult and kids). The space is very comfortable with a place for the kids to hang and play (the boat is really cute), very friendly and helpful staff, and more than enough for a week's vacation.
Written November 17, 2012
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Sanibel Public Library is open:
  • Mon - Mon 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tue - Wed 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM