Reasons to Get a Library Card
Besides checking out books, there are many reasons to get a card for the Lake County Library System.
- Search and reserve materials from any of the Lake County Library System libraries via our online Catalog
- Access to premium online Databases
- Free computer use at any LCLS library
- Access to Downloadable Media through our online partners, Overdrive for ebooks and Zinio for magazines.
- Borrow books and materials from any other library with whom we have a Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement
Appyling for Your Library Card
To apply for a Lake County Library System Library Card, you need to bring in proof of current residence or ownership of property by presenting one (1) or more of the following showing a Lake County street address.
(a) Current Florida Driver's License or Florida Identification Card showing a street address
(b) Current Florida motor vehicle registration showing a street address
(c) Current property tax receipt showing a street address
(d) Current Voter identification card
(e) Current utility bill showing a street address; utility bills include phone, electric, gas, water or cable; personal mail or credit card, medical or insurance bills cannot be accepted
(f) Checkbook with name and address imprint
(g) Current, signed lease agreement or rental agreement showing a street address; we cannot accept agreements for temporary housing such as hotels or individuals residing with family or friends
(h) Federal income tax return showing a street address
(i) Recent Florida intangible tax return showing a street address
(j) Valid school ID from an educational institution within Lake County
Post office boxes are not considered proof of residency.
Non-residents and Reciprocal Borrowers must still show proof of current street address.
How to get a Library Card if you do not live in Lake County
The Lake County Library System has Reciprocal Borrowing Agreements with Marion, Seminole, Volusia and Osceola Counties. . Cardholders in good standing are entitled to free Lake County Cards upon presentation of a valid Library Card from their county and proof of residency. Students at Lake Tech, Lake Sumter State College, University of Central Florida and Beacon College who show a school ID or current class schedule are entitled to a 1 year complimentary card.
The Lake County Library System offers a Library Card to individuals who neither reside nor own real property in Lake County. Non-residents must complete a Lake County Library System Registration Form and can only apply for a card in person. Non-residents must still bring proof of residency (see below) containing their current street address from outside Lake County.
A non-resident may purchase an annual library membership by paying a fee of forty dollars ($40.00). We also offer a six-month card for twenty dollars ($20.00) and a one-month card for ten dollars ($10.00). Fees must be paid at the time of registration for the card to become valid.
Part-time residents are eligible for adult and youth resident library cards, but they must show proof of both Florida and permanent addresses.
A PIN Number is required to access your Library account and to place requests in the online catalog. By default, your PIN is set to the last 4 digits of your primary phone number. If you do not know what your PIN is, please contact any LCLS library.