Current Services and COVID Updates

Library Services Update:

  • All five branches of the Putnam County Library System are open to the public with normal hours of service as posted.
  • Free public WiFi will be available 24 hours a day.
  • We are asking that all returns be deposited in the metal book returns outside. Staff will not be able to accept returns at the desk at this time. All returned library materials are quarantined for at least 72 hours before they are checked in.
  • We have around 11,000 eBooks and 1,100 audiobooks for you to download and enjoy on your computer or mobile device. There’s even 77 popular eMagazines! Go to and click on the “eBooks” button at the top to get started with OverDrive or Libby.
  • All overdue fines are waived at this time as long as overdue materials are returned in good condition. Please take advantage of this fine amnesty to return any library materials you may have out. These items can be a week or years overdue. Please note: We cannot waive fines for items that are lost or damaged, or for items returned before the current fine free period.
  • We are offering contactless pickup of reservations.  Simply place a hold for a book, and we'll call you when it comes it. You can pick it up at the door or come inside to pick it up.  For more details, see "How to place a hold" below.
  • Keep an eye out for great virtual programming for all ages.  We have a fantastic lineup of 'take-and-make' kits for everything from virtual storytime crafts up to sewing and crocheting.  
  • For up-to-date information about library services, please check


For answers to any other questions: Please call your library branch 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.

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.When your hold is available, we'll give you a call. Please make sure we have your updated phone number on file.
  6. If you're unable to access our web site you can always call your local library branch and one of our staff will place a hold for you over the phone.
  7. After that, you can pick up your hold at the Front Desk during normal operating hours or call us when you arrive to have the book brought to the door. 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.