Photo of an art instructor in the auditorium of the blake library

The Blake Library is the hub of the Martin County Library System. It is the administrative library and houses the offices of the Director and Division Managers.

Collections, Electronic Resources, Facility Planning, Literacy Education & Outreach, and Public Services are developed and coordinated through staff at the Blake. The Library Foundation and the Friends of the Martin County Library System also have offices on site.

Blake Library contains the bulk of the library system’s book and periodical (magazine) collection, microfilms, genealogy research materials, public access computers, and specialized directories and databases.

The Martin County Genealogy Society reference collection and local databases is housed in the Special Collections Room.

The John F. & Rita M. Armstrong Wing at the Blake Library includes a large auditorium. Bonnie's Books is located in the lobby and offers used books for sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Proceeds from these donated and retired books fund library enhancements through the Friends of the Martin County Library System.


Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Open Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

2351 SE Monterey Road
Stuart, Florida 34996 
(772) 288-5702


In January 2022, the Martin County Library System completed a renovation project to make the Blake Library courtyard a more welcoming, multi-use community space. Enhancements included pavers, landscaping, pergolas, furniture, and a family-friendly environment. Check out before and after images below!