The Jacksonville Public Library is a large library system, consisting of a 300,000 sq. ft. Main Library and twenty regional, community and neighborhood branch libraries. We also serve the needs of the community with a Special Needs Library for Disabled Customers and an active adult literacy program.
The library will remain open while under construction.
On Nov. 14 2019, the Downtown Development Review Board approved the design of the proposed $22.5 million structure. Construction of the parking garage is expected to be completed by Sept. 9, 2020 according to a document filed with the board. In agreement with the city, Florida Blue will make parking available to the public after 6 p.m. weeknights and all day on weekends. Furthermore, the new development will free Florida Blue’s riverfront surface lot at 323 Riverside Ave. for a new development: FIS Headquarters, which is slated to create 500 additional jobs.