Sanibel Public Library

About Us

The Sanibel Public Library has been recognized as one of the best libraries in the country. Library Journal named it a 5-Star Library in its annual America’s Star Libraries survey. The Journal examined the annual number of library visits, circulation, program attendance and public internet computer use for more than 7,000 public libraries nationwide, awarding various rankings to 260 libraries. Sanibel Public Library ranks near the top for service and use across Florida Public Libraries. Sanibel Public Library has also won TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the past three years. At the Sanibel Public Library islanders find an oasis within their island – an atmosphere charged with creativity and the lively exchange of ideas. The Library holds an integral place in the community. Islanders and visitors come to read, learn, interact, and stir their souls. Sanibel Public Library has the latest in books, programs, and electronic tools. The Sanibel Public Library enhances the quality of life of Sanibel residents and visitors by providing opportunities and experiences that encourage discovery, inspiration, and enrichment for the mind. The library strives to:


  • Deliver Excellent Customer Service, Products, and Programs
  • Maintain an Attractive and Inspiring Library Environment
  • Deliver Convenience and Innovation through Technology
  • Provide Useful and Meaningful Communications
  • Provide Effective Organizational Development
  • Manage Finances to Create Financial Security and Sustainability for the Future