Museums & Libraries

MUSEUMS

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

(about 2 miles away)

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Jacksonville, a Cultural Institute of the University of North Florida is just steps from historic James Weldon Johnson Park in downtown Jacksonville. It is Northeast Florida’s premiere destination to find the art, artists, and ideas of our time. The Museum includes an auditorium, restaurant, galleries, classrooms, and meeting spaces nestled in a historic 1920s Art Deco building.

 

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays.

 

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333 North Laura St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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  • 904-366-6911

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

(about 2.5 miles away)

The largest fine arts museum in Northeast Florida, The Cummer houses more than 6,000 objects in its permanent collection, including a famous collection of early Meissen porcelain. Visitors are also encouraged to tour the museum's 2.5 acres of historic gardens, situated on the banks of the St. Johns River. Proton patients and their guests get in FREE everyday.

 

  • FREE Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Friday 11 a.m - 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays.

 

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829 Riverside Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32204

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  • 904-356-6857

Museum of Science and History (MOSH)

(about 2.5 miles away)

The most visited museum in Jacksonville, MOSH hosts a variety of interactive exhibits about nature, wildlife, prehistoric dinosaurs, underwater worlds and more. The museum also houses a planetarium.

 

  • Thursday - Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Closed Monday, Wednesday

 

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1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207

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  • 904-396-6674

Karpeles Manuscript Library

(about 1 miles away)

Karpeles Manuscript Library houses historical manuscripts and documents from around the world.

 

  • Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays

 

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101 W. 1st St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206

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  • 904-356-2992

LIBRARIES

How to Get a Library Card

We’ve established a special program that allows our patients to get a local library card. To apply, bring a piece of mail addressed to your Jacksonville address to the Main Library and let them know that you are a University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute patient.

Main Jacksonville Public Library

(about 2 miles away)

Located downtown near City Hall and Heming Plaza, Jacksonville’s Main Library is the largest public library in the state. Comfortable, spacious seating and perfect lighting make spending time there a pleasure. Along with traditional library reading materials, you’ll find 250 public computers, satellite and video conferencing rooms, movie showings, theatre presentations and a fantastic kid’s room and program. A bookstore and café are conveniently located inside. Guests may park curbside or in a large parking garage across from the library on Duval Street.

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303 N. Laura St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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  • 904-630-2665

Other Library Branches

Although there are many public library branches around town, the below branches are located near homes and apartments in the Riverside, Avondale and San Marco areas of town.

Willowbranch Library

(about 2 miles away)
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2875 Park St.
Jacksonville, FL 32205

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  • 904-255-2665

San Marco Library

(about 2 miles away)
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1513 LaSalle St.
Jacksonville, FL 32207

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  • 904-255-2665