St. Johns County Public Library System’s Response to COVID-19
Frequently Asked Questions
When are the libraries open?
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How can I get a library card?
You can apply for a library card by visiting any of our branch libraries. Visit our branch information page for current operating hours. If you are unable to visit the library, please call the library and our staff can provide remote application options for you.
If you previously applied for and received a temporary eCard, those cards have now expired. Please apply for a permanent library card.
Are face coverings required to visit the library?
In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19, a face covering is encouraged.
The face covering mandate for all St. Johns County-owned facilities that went into effect on Monday, July 27 2020 was rescinded on April 20 2021. For a full list of exemptions and enforcement policies, please visit www.sjcfl.us. You may reference the prior mandate here: Face Coverings in St. Johns County Facilities Fact Sheet.
What about storytimes or library programs?
We have shifted most of our library programming to a virtual format. You can enjoy storytimes, book clubs, resource highlights, crafting ideas, teen programming, and much more on the library’s Facebook and YouTube channels. Most of our programs are also streamed on our Online Program Player on sjcpls.org. We are also now offering a small number of outdoor events, registration is required as capacity is limited. You can view our event calendar and register for both zoom and in person events at sjcpls.org/upcoming-events/.
Can I book a library meeting room?
Beginning May 25, meeting rooms will be available for public use. Please visit the corresponding branch page for meeting room applications and information.
Can I use the Bookmobile?
The St. Johns County Public Library System Bookmobile is offering services at five locations in the County.
The Bookmobile offers patrons the ability to pick up requested items, return items, and use free Wi-Fi on select days each month. More details about items checked out from the bookmobile may be found in the “Additional Information” tab located in My Account.
Are libraries accepting donations?
Our libraries and Friends of the Library volunteers are adapting their donated materials policies on a branch by branch basis. Please reach out to your closest branch library for details.
Anastasia Island Branch: Donations are accepted on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. and the 4th Thursday of each month from 4:30 p.m. -6 p.m.
Bartram Trail Branch: By appointment only. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Hastings Branch: Not accepting donations at this time.
Main Branch: Accepting donations. For small batches, please drop them in the book return. For larger donations, please contact the library for delivery instructions.
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch: Not accepting donations at this time.
Southeast Branch: Accepting donations. For donations up to one box full, please bring them to the front desk. For larger donations, please email email@example.com for delivery instructions.
Bookmobile: Not accepting donations at this time.
St. Johns County Public Library Extends Hours Beginning January 5, 2021
The St. Johns County Public Library System is extending hours at all facilities to accommodate the needs of working families and students beginning Tuesday, January 5, 2021.
The Main Branch, Ponte Vedra Beach Branch, and Southeast Branch libraries will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays through Fridays. The Anastasia Island Branch, Bartram Trail Branch, and Hastings Branch libraries will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. All libraries will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, and remain closed on Sundays and Mondays. In addition, the library’s online reference service, Ask a Librarian, is also extending service hours to match all branch library hours. For more information, please visit www.sjcpls.org or call your local branch library. Posted 12/1/2020.
St. Johns County Public Library Bookmobile Offering Limited Service
St. Johns County Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccination Pop-Up Sites
The State of Florida is hosting Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccination pop-up sites at four locations in St. Johns County over the coming weeks. Each vaccination site will have 200 single-dose Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines available for those 18 years of age and older. All vaccines will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis at the following locations:
- Saturday, May 15 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd.
- Thursday, May 20 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Main Branch Library, 1960 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd.
- Friday, May 28 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Southeast Branch Library, 6670 US 1 S.
- Saturday, May 29 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Main Branch Library, 1960 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Each site will remain open until all vaccines have been administered. For more information, please call the St. Johns County COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 904.295.3711 (dial all ten digits).
COVID-19 Vaccine Providers in St. Johns County – List and Location Map
The COVID-19 vaccine is offered at a variety of retail pharmacy and private medical practice locations throughout St. Johns County. All Florida residents are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. You must be 16 years of age and older to receive the Pfizer vaccine and 18 years of age and older to receive the Moderna or Johnson and Johnson vaccine. All individuals under the age of 18 receiving a vaccine must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. COVID-19 vaccines are free for eligible Florida residents. View the list of vaccine providers and provider location map for additional information.
Visit sjcfl.us/coronavirus for local updates, advisories, and announcements.
COVID-19 Hotline Number: 904.295.3711 (dial all ten digits).
SJC Emergency Operations Center: 904.824.5550
Email the Florida Department of Health @ COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org or call the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center: 1.866.779.6121
COVID-19 Form for Determination of Extreme Vulnerabilities
For those in need of the COVID-19 Determination of Extreme Vulnerability Form, it can be found here: EO-21-47-Form.pdf (state.fl.us)
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay home if you are sick.
Feeling anxious, scared, or nervous about COVID-19? Text CARE4U to 741741 from anywhere, anytime, about any type of crisis. A trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds from a secure online platform to help you cope with the current events. Provided by Flagler Health + Care Connect.
Receive alerts about emergencies by signing up for the St. Johns County Emergency Notification System, Alert St. Johns. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, water advisories, missing persons, evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods and incidents that may threaten public safety. https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736725582#/login
St. Johns County Emergency Management
100 EOC Drive | St. Augustine, FL 32092
Phone: 904-824-5550 | Fax: 904-824-9920