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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed on Tue, Dec 24 and Wed, Dec 25 for Christmas. No materials will be due on these days.

Clarence E. Anthony

About Clarence E. Anthony

The branch serves as the neighborhood library to the South Bay neighborhood. The library has a wide variety of online resources, such as magazine articles, online newspaper resources, and internet access. The library has an active children's department that offers activities to children of all ages. The branch has a computer to help adults learn to read. Tutors and students, and some students on their own, may use library resources to reach their reading goals. If you are interested in helping teach someone to read, or know someone who needs help learning to read, call the branch.



By Bus: Palm Tran Route 48

By Car: The branch is located behind the City Hall in South Bay at the Intersection of S.W. 2nd Avenue and S.W. 2nd Street. You can reach the branch from State Road 80 by turning onto S.W. 2nd Avenue, or from US 27 by turning onto S.W. 2nd Street.

From Eastern Palm Beach County: Take Southern Blvd./State Road 80, to the Glades Area. Follow State Road 80 through Belle Glade until you arrive in South Bay.


  • A large collection of African American fiction
  • A growing Spanish collection
  • Children's activities throughout the year
  • Free Wi-Fi and internet access
  • Meeting room that seats 25
  • Color and black & white copier

Public Computers

  • One catalog and online research computers
  • Four public internet computers
  • Two public internet computers for teens
  • Two public internet computers for children

Public adult and children's computers shut down 15 minutes before the branch closes. Guest computers shut down 10 minutes before the branch closes.

Library Merchandise

  • Flash Drives (2GB): $5
  • Tote Bags: $1
  • Ear Buds: $5

Service Area

The service area includes South Bay west to the Hendry County line and south to the Broward County line.

Nearest County Libraries

Belle Glade Branch (4.5 miles)

Loula V. York Branch (Pahokee) (15.5 miles)

Royal Palm Beach Branch (36.5 miles)

History of the Branch

Opened: May 1992.

Size: 4,000 sq. ft.

Named after Clarence E. Anthony, Mayor of South Bay.

South Bay and west to the Hendry County line and south to the Broward County line.