Collection & Services

Our Collection

The library's collection contains over 100,000 physical items, including books, books on CD, DVDs, Blu-ray disks, music CDs, magazines, newspapers, language learning courses on CD, jigsaw puzzles, and a dedicated section for graphic novels and anime. The library also offers a small collection of books in Spanish and Vietnamese to respond to the local needs of our Pinellas Park community.

As a member library of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative (PPLC), Barbara S. Ponce Public Library contributes to a shared catalog that includes holdings from all member libraries. To search for materials, visit the PALS Catalog. You can see what is currently in stock on our shelves, and you can also place requests for titles that are checked out or on-order.

Library members can also enjoy free e-books, digital audiobooks, digital magazines, streaming video, and more through third-party services such as Overdrive, Hoopla, and RBdigital. Check out our database page to explore these options. Most of these options are also provided through the collaborative efforts and resource sharing of PPLC member libraries.


Local Authors Collection

This special collection features self-published and indie-published books and e-books by authors that live in the Tampa Bay area. Due to the volume of self-published titles available, the library cannot purchase these books, but books donated to the library by the author or publisher are considered for this collection.

See the submission forms below or call 727-369-0667 for more information.

For print editions of books:
Click here for the Local Authors Collection Submission Form.

For e-books:
Click here for the Pinellas County Library Cooperative E-Book Donor Form.


Additional Services

Programs

The library has programs for all ages. To see a list of ongoing programs and special events, take a look at our
Library Programs & Events page.

Computers

The library offers computers for public use that have Internet access, Microsoft Office 2013, and printing capabilities. Machines in the Youth Services are reserved for youth younger than 14, while those in the adult area are intended for users 14 and older. All machines are subject to Internet filtering software. For more details on the use of computers in the library, see our Computer Policies.

Community Meeting Rooms

The library also has meeting rooms for non-profit community group use. To find out more, check our Conference/Meeting Room Policies.