A Message from the Library Director

November 2020

SJCPLS Librarians Are Just a Click Away

The COVID-19 outbreak continues to change the way St. Johns County residents are accessing information and entertainment resources. We learned there are new ways of doing things and the library services offered by SJCPLS have transformed into a new way of delivery since the initial closure of our libraries in mid-March. The pandemic also highlighted SJCPLS’ dedication to responding to community needs.

We understand there may be times when you need your library but are not able to come into one of our buildings due to our limited service hours; or you are reluctant to leave your home during the pandemic; or you seek information on a tough topic and just want to ask for help anonymously. Libraries are a place the public looks to for information and facts, resources, and for help solving problems.

Our librarians are here to help. Reach out to us through the Ask-A-Librarian service, our confidential online reference service available on the library’s website. You may contact us via chat, e-mail, or text, 904.507.6268. Or, just click on the Need Help? tab on the right-hand side of the library’s homepage to get started. Not able to use online services? Not to worry….give any of our libraries a call and ask for the Reference Librarian.

While we know it could be a long time before we return to our pre-COVID service levels, our libraries continue to serve the public during these challenging times. Reach out to our librarians, in the format most comfortable for you. We’re just a click or a phone call away.


Debra Rhodes Gibson

Library System Director, St. Johns County Public Library System