Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

“You are the best library” is one of the most often heard comments about our library on Clematis Street. From residents to snowbirds, from seniors to preschoolers, all use the services and programs provided free by the Library. West Palm Beach’s library is an unparalleled asset in our community.

Cardholders total over 93,771 and more than 613,000 people visit the library each year.

The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach began as the West Palm Beach Reading Room in the Congregational Church at the corner of Datura and Olive Streets in 1894. Soon after, Commodore C.J. Clarke, a Palm Beach yachtsman, donated a houseboat to the Palm Beach Literary Society. The collection from the Reading Room and a $100 donation from Henry Flagler created the first city library. The houseboat was anchored at a dock off of the city park where Clematis Street terminates at the Lake Worth section of the Intra-Coastal Waterway.

Hours & Admission

Mon - Thurs 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed On Major Holidays

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Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

411 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 868-7700 phone

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Parking & Transit
From I-95, take the Okeechobee Boulevard (State Road 704) East exit. Take Okeechobee Boulevard East until you get to Quadrille Boulevard. Turn left and take Quadrille Boulevard North 7 blocks. Turn right on to Banyan Boulevard. Head east on Banyan for one block. Take your first right at Dixie. The garage entrance will be on your right.

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