Many area residents cross county lines in their daily commute.
The location of political boundaries and mobility of Central Florida residents have led to the
realization that library users are better served through the sharing of resources among library systems.
In an effort to provide Lake County residents with the freedom of access to information, the Lake County Library System (LCLS) has
entered into agreements which
will allow LCLS patrons to borrow library
materials from the Central Florida libraries listed below.
Reciprocal Borrowing Brochure
How Reciprocal Borrowing Works
Reciprocal borrowing enables you, as a
Lake County resident, to check out materials
from any of the libraries listed in
this brochure without paying a nonresident
Present your valid resident Lake
County library card and appropriate ID
with your current residential address at
any participating library. You will be
presented with a special library card for
that county system. Cards are good for
one year and may be renewed for additional
one year periods.
Resident patrons of participating county libraries may also obtain a Lake County Library System library card in the same manner. Present your valid Osceola, Polk or Volusia County library card and proof of residence at any of the Lake County Library System member or branch libraries. You will be presented with a special library card. Please be aware that some Lake County Library System services may be limited or excluded with this card.
Materials must be returned to one of
the libraries in the county from which
it was borrowed. A book is not considered
returned until it reaches the library
of origin. An overdue charge will be
assessed on materials returned past the
due date. Be aware that circulation rules may vary depending on the lending library.
Adult Literacy Services and Reciprocal Borrowers
The Lake County Library System Adult
Literacy Program has created an Adult New Reader collection to support tutors and adult learners as they work towards literacy goals. A portion of this collection is available for patrons, including reciprocal borrowers, to borrow and continue
the learning process in the convenience of their own home. Literacy reference materials are available to all at any Lake County Library