COVID-19 and Closing/Reopening Information

The Library is closing until further notice starting Friday, July 3 at 6 p.m.

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Please note:

  • For the health and safety of our community and staff, all library locations in Putnam County are closed until further notice starting July 3 at 6:00 p.m. Staff have been temporarily reassigned to the Emergency Operations call center (EOC) to assist with COVID-19 related tasks.

  • You can still call the library with questions weekdays from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. You can also contact us by sending us a message on

  • Due dates for all materials checked out will be extended. However, you can still return materials to the book return if you are able. Please note: books will be disinfected and quarantined for 72 hours before they are checked in.

  • Thank you but we are not accepting donations at this time. Please hold on to those donations for now. The book returns are only to be used for returning library materials.

  • You will NOT be fined for overdue materials during this time. When we reopen, we will have another FINE FREE MONTH so you will be able to return materials at that time with no penalty.

  • For everything related to the Summer Reading Program, just go to to find reading logs, virtual story times, virtual book clubs, and more. 

  • As always, online resources are available 24/7 like eBooks and Audiobooks through OverDrive and Libby. Click on the eBooks button at the top of this web page to learn more about our online collection and how to access it.

For answers to any other questions: Please call your library branch weekdays between 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and speak to one of our friendly staff:

Palatka: 386-329-0126
Bostwick: 386-326-2750
Crescent City: 386-698-2600
Interlachen: 386-684-1600
Melrose: 352-475-1237

Thank you and stay safe.

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How to place a hold:

  1. Access our catalog online at

  2. Search by title, author, or subject in the search bar in the upper right hand corner of the website. You'll then be taken to our dedicated online catalog.

  3. When you find a title you'd like to check out, click on the "Place Hold" button. You'll then be prompted to log in.

  4. You can also click on the "Log In" button in the upper right hand corner of the catalog screen. From there, you can view your check outs, holds, fines, etc.

  5. To log in to your account, you will need your library card number (found on the back of your card under the barcode) and PIN. If you've never logged in before, you may not have a PIN set up. You can set a four-digit PIN number by calling the library. You can always change the PIN later (after you log in) or set up an "EZ Username" and "EZ Password" that only you know.

  6. When your hold is available, we'll give you a call. Please make sure we have your updated phone number on file.

  7. After that, you can arrange a pickup Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm at your local library*. Please note: if you are requesting a book from one library to be delivered to another, it may take a week or longer. If the book is already checked out to another borrower, it may take much longer as we are extending due dates.

  8. When you've been notified that we have your book waiting on the holds shelf, call us from the library parking lot when you arrive. Or, if you don't have a cell phone, call ahead to arrange a pickup time.

*Note: Pickup of library holds will be available at the Bostwick Library only on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

How to Pick Up Library Holds