Website of the Friends of the Venice Public Library, Inc.  

The Friends of the Venice Public Library is nonprofit 501(c)3 organization in Venice, Florida, dedicated to enhancing the services offered by our community library since 1962. 

The Friends support the library by providing funds for expansions, renovations, furniture, equipment, new technology, programs for adults and children, library materials and other needs not allocated in the county budget.

A temporary Venice Public Library is now open at
260 N. Nokomis Ave. (in the former Hamilton Building). 

Library hours are:

Mon, Tue, Thu
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Wed, Fri, Sat
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Have you visited the temporary Venice Public Library?

For our seasonal residents who are returning to Venice this winter, the Venice Public Library is now located at 260 N. Nokomis Ave., in the former Hamilton Office Building behind Venice Theatre. This bright and spacious temporary library includes sizable collections of books, DVDs, magazines, and newspapers; public computer use; expanded reading areas; and more.

The Friends supply a used book cart just behind the main circulation desk, where gently used books are available for a modest donation. If you have books to donate, please speak to a Library staff member.

New Library Planning

​For the latest on plans for a new permanent Venice Public Library, to be located in the same area on Venice's "Cultural Campus" as our original Library, please visit Sarasota County's Venice Library Update web page.