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Sanibel Public Library

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Jewel on Sanibel

The newly renovated Sanibel Public Library greatly deserves its five-star rating from the American... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Carmela L
San Diego, California

We stayed on Sanibel for a week and rode our bikes to the library and were totally amazed at the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Willoughby, Ohio
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Sanibel Public Library is nearing completion of "Your Library Reimagined" project. All Library services may not be available at all times during the remodel, (like meeting rooms, the shell display). Please call the Library before your visit if you...more
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770 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4016
+1 239-472-2483
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All reviews children's section great selection of books book sale audio books beautiful building visitor card small community jigsaw puzzle screened porch large print small island rainy day very helpful staff on display all ages great place to visit computers
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Reviewed yesterday

If you need to use the computers or grab a another book this is the place but it was kind of cold and institutional, not what we expected. Near the farmers market so an easy stop after the market.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank pearlyww
Reviewed 6 days ago

The newly renovated Sanibel Public Library greatly deserves its five-star rating from the American Library Association. The friendly staff help locals and visitors feel at home. We were on the island for a week and I was happy to support the library with my purchase...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carmela L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed on Sanibel for a week and rode our bikes to the library and were totally amazed at the beauty of this building. It's an oasis of comfort and style. There is a beautiful screened in porch with rocking chairs that overlook a pond...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ilovebay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been a member of the library for six years now even though I live abroad and visit for a month a year to the island. Love their selection of books and digital audio books and the fact that I can access the digital materials from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RetiredWanderer65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New renovations have significantly opened up the space and made it comfortable and more efficient. The book and audio visual selections remain excellent.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 37jumlas
Reviewed December 16, 2018

Beautiful building, very well designed, all kinds of excellent services available, great staff -- there is a reason why the Sanibel Library is world-famous!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank invertpaleo
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Recently renovated ....large, beautiful. Fantastic online resources. Staff are very helpful. The addition is very large. As expected there is a complete Florida and wildlife section. Regularly the bring in guest noted authors. Also a good selection of films and documentaries areavaiable

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CanadaKaye2018
Reviewed December 7, 2018

Excellent choice of books and such helpful staff. We found books there that we have been trying to get at our local library in Alton.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank X8856VTjohnd
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank beccahammond
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Everything you want in a Library and more: Plenty of books/magazines/periodicals Plenty of children’s materials and spaces Plenty of adult reading and relaxing spaces Constant educational/literary/social activities Full-on Tech access with WiFi/AI/Printing - User Laptops- has even 3d Printing Oh, by the way... Almost 360...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richard F
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October 28, 2016|
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Response from Sanlib L | Property representative |
You may purchase a Visitor Card for $10, good for one year. Use that card to check out books, movies, music, magazines, and more -- up to 30 items at one time. Also use your Visitor Card to download ebooks and audiobooks... More
December 21, 2015|
Response from Sanlib L | Property representative |
Yes, you can print at Sanibel Public Library. It is ten cents per page for black & white. One dollar for a color print out. No charge to use the WiFi. Please call the Library at (239) 472-2483 to ask a specific question... More