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Sarasota County Library System

Library Website:

Library FAQs for PIN, hours/locations, policy questions, ebook help, etc.:

Library locations/hours/phone numbers and links to Google Maps:

Dummy Log In: (Strictly for Staff Use Only): 21969011098556  (PIN, if needed:  8556)

Catalog Questions

Link to catalog:

Account login (also to reset PIN):

ILL:  (and on website:

Purchase Suggestions (use the webform):


Login Help:  and PIN/Password help
(Login instructions: Note: If you’re having trouble with your PIN, try the last four digits of your library card number.
If you are registering for a Digital Library Card, skip this step the first time you login.)

Get a Library Card (including a temporary 30-day Digital Library card for online access):

Library Card Issues: County residents – cards expire every 2 years.  Reciprocal borrowers – cards expire every year.  To renew, call (Info Central – 941-861-1110) or visit the library during regular library hours so that account information is kept private (Florida Sunshine Law). (Note:  General library phone numbers ring through to Info Central – staff who answer phones are located at Selby and Venice libraries but can assist with any Sarasota County Library branch.)

Ebook Help:   Various FAQs are linked here.  Search by device and type of assistance needed.  Sarasota County has cloudLibrary and Hoopla. (OverDrive/Libby completely discontinued as of March 2022.)

Mobile Printing:

Ask a Librarian Public FAQ:

Research Help

Link for databases or to database search page:

Also see Databases listed alphabetically


Spanish language FAQs:

Other Helpful Information

Circulation Policy – See the library’s services and policies page:

Reserves URL and Policy – See the library’s services and policies page:

Genealogy Information:

Special Features:  Library offers Books by Mail, an outreach through the U.S postal mail to send library materials to those who are not able to come to the library in person.   Link to brochure here

Books by Mail FAQ:

Sarasota County Historical Resources: (Phone to reference librarian: 941-861-6891)

Site Coordinator Contact

Cathay Keough