COVID-19 Information and Updates


The Safety Harbor Public Library is currently CLOSED to the public. 
  • All programs and meetings are cancelled until further notice.
  • Due dates have been extended to July 1 and fines are being waived during the closure period.
  • Book Drops are OPEN for you to return materials.
  • Donations are not accepted at this time - please do NOT put these in the book drop.
AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH MAY 29th - Grab & Go Library Concierge Service
Pickup available Monday through Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Requests must be placed in advance - please read below for information on how to place a request.

How do I request a book, DVD, or other item?
  1. Visit the PPLC Library Catalog. Look for the drop-down box on the upper left side of the page. Select Safety Harbor Public Library. Search for items you'd like. They must be labeled AVAILABLE in Safety Harbor. Items must be available locally at the Safety Harbor Public Library, NOT at other libraries in the county.    
  2. Call (727-724-1525 x4112) or email (shplref@cityofsafetyharbor.com) the Library to place your request. There is a limit to ten (10) items per card per week. Please provide your library card number, name, and title and format (DVD, book, large print, etc.) of the item when you make your request. 
  3. You will be notified via a phone call or email when your items are ready for pick-up.
How do I pick up items?
  1. Items will be available at the front doors of the Safety Harbor Public Library, Monday through Friday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. This service will be discontinued when the library reopens.
  2. Please park and walk to the front doors to get your items. If you cannot park due to mobility reasons, you may drive up under the vestibule. Please have your ID ready.
  3. While waiting for your items please remain six (6) feet away from the next person in line. Stand lines are noted on the sidewalk.
  4. A staff member will place your items on a cart for you to take. Your items will already be checked out to you.
  5. Patrons are not permitted in the building at this time.
  6. Staff will be wearing masks and we ask you to also wear yours. Please be patient if there is a line and follow CDC safety recommendations.

Home Delivery Expanded to All over Age 65


The Library offers home delivery for Safety Harbor residents of all ages unable to physically visit the library due to illness, disability, or injury. This service is free, available on a long-term or temporary basis.

Due to the current COVID-19 conditions, the Library is expanding this delivery service to residents aged 65 and older who are not comfortable visiting the Library. Items are left in bags at your front door for return and pick up without social interaction. Home delivery patrons can call for advice on what to read or request specific materials. Items are checked out your library card, delivered to your door, and picked-up for return by a library ambassador on a bi-monthly basis. If you need a library card, we can assist.  

For more information or to register for home delivery service, visit the Outreach page for an application, email outreach@cityofsafetyharbor.com, or call 727-724-1525 x 4107.  


Safety Harbor Public Library opens to the Public on Monday, June 1, 2020*
*Subject to change according to city, county, state, and federal guidelines.

We will be operating at reduced hours and with the following changes:

  • New hours are Monday-Friday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM, Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM, Sunday: Closed
  • The library will open to the public at 50% occupancy
  • Social distancing required with six feet of separation between all patrons and staff
  • Seating has been arranged to accommodate social distancing
  • Public use computers are limited due to social distancing requirements 
  • Public computer session time is limited to one hour
  • Library staff will be wearing face masks. We encourage the public to also wear masks.
  • Safety shields have been installed at all service desks
  • One-on-one staff assistance is limited
  • Patrons are encouraged to use self-check-out stations
  • Library programs are suspended until further notice
  • Meeting rooms and study rooms are closed until further notice. (No outside public meetings permitted.)
  • Teen room is limited to two teens at a time for computer use only. All games are removed.
  • The Art Nook and Imaginative Play areas are closed
  • Cleaning of touch points including doorknobs, keyboards, etc., will occur daily. Patrons are provided wipes to clean keyboards prior to using public computers. 
  • Summer reading for all ages will be available online soon
  • Staff is working on providing other virtual services
  • Tool Library will be open
  • Patrons are requested to sign-in when entering the building for COVID-19 community contact tracing
  • Returned Items are quarantined for 48 hours
  • No volunteers until further notice
  • Donations not accepted until further notice

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Don't forget, our E-Library is always open! For access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, and more, check out Overdrive, hoopla, and RBDigital, or start learning a new language with pronunciator


For information on COVID-19 prevention, preparation, symptoms, and more, check the following resources:

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Safety Harbor Public Library • 101 2nd Street North, Safety Harbor, FL 34695 • 

727-724-1525
General Info: 
shplref@cityofsafetyharbor.com