Little Free Libraries



Q: I want to put a free lending library on our property. What are the restrictions for a small weather-proof container on my right of way? – Juju Stevens


A: While Gulfport does not typically allow structures on the right of way, City Manager Jim O’Reilly and Community Development Director Fred Metcalf researched free lending libraries at littlefreelibrary.org (link provided courtesy of Juju Stevens) and said that, given the size, it would be possible to install a small library on the right of way if the homeowner had no room elsewhere.

 “If it is similar in size to a mailbox,” the city manager said “we would normally ask for a set of plans to determine what, if anything, may need to be done.”