This September, the St. Johns County Public Library System joins with the American Library Association and our friends, Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and Bo Peep from Toy Story 4 to promote the value of the public library card during our annual National Library Card Sign-Up campaign.

In addition to bestsellers, DVDs, audiobooks, CDs and more, St. Johns County residents who sign up for a SJCPLS library card receive 24/7 access to SJCPLS’s eLibrary for downloading ebooks, reading The New York Times digital edition, streaming movies and music, and researching for work or school projects.

A library card is also an essential school supply for students. Whether it’s providing free access to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) and robotics classes, virtual homework help through Brainfuse, or virtual databases for research and study, students will reap rewards in academic achievement and lifelong learning.

“Throughout the school year, our library offers a variety of programs to stimulate an interest in reading and learning,” said Library Director Debra Rhodes Gibson. “Storytimes expose young children to the joy of reading and encourage school readiness, while older children have access to technology and digital tools such as Brainfuse and Kids InfoBits and the help from library staff to use those resources.”

Thanks to an ongoing partnership with the Jacksonville Symphony and in celebration of National Library Card Sign-Up Month, St. Johns County Public Library System is once again pleased to announce discounts for select 2019-2020 Jacksonville Symphony concerts for SJCPLS cardholders. Simply stop by or call your local SJCPLS branch library for both the discount code and a list of the eligible concerts.

For more information about how to sign up for a library card, please visit any SJCPLS branch or bookmobile in person or online at