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Tallahassee, FL 32301  
(850) 606-2665
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LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System Library Card.Library Card Registration
Policies and Procedures

   Any person residing in Leon County
who can show proof of residency of
the type listed in this policy is
eligible to apply for a free library
card. Children under the age of 18
must have parental or guardian
co-signature on the card application.
Cards are issued to individuals, not groups.

   Individuals who live outside Leon County but who own property in Leon County or are employees of Leon County: Board of County Commissioners, Sheriff, Supervisor of Elections, Clerk of the Courts, Tax Collector, Public Defender, State's Attorney and Court Administrator, are eligible to apply for a free library card. Leon County employees must provide a current pay stub, and Leon County property owners who reside outside Leon County must provide a tax receipt as evidence of eligibility.

   Other individuals who do not meet these two eligibility criteria and who do not reside in Leon County must pay for a card at a rate of $10 for three months; $20 for six months or $30 for a year.   Lost cards may be replaced by the library upon presentation of the required proof of residency and payment of $2 for adults and $.50 for children under the age of 18.

   Individuals who apply for a library card must present photo identification. If the photo identification does not show the individualís current local street address any one of the documents listed below must be presented for proof of residency. A parent or guardian co-signing with a child under the age of 18 must present photo identification and proof of residency.

   Proof of residency in Leon County may be in the form of any one of the below listed documents that shows the name of the applicant and the current Leon County street address of residency:

  1. Florida driverís license

  2. Florida identification card

  3. Personal check with name and current Leon County street address imprint

  4. Current lease agreement or rent receipt

  5. Current utility, cable or land line phone bill

  6. Automobile registration

  7. Current property tax or mortgage payment receipt

from Leon County Policy 98-11, effective March 24, 2010

Cardholder's responsibilities:


  • Every two years your library card will need to be renewed. 
    At that time, library staff will confirm or update your address, phone numbers, e-mail address and other information in our records.  There is no charge to renew library cards.

  • Non-resident fee cards can be renewed as needed. 


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