Visitor's passes are available at the counter for those in town for a short time. Visitor's passes are only issued once per day.
Internet time use is tracked by minutes (e.g., if a customer uses 30 minutes during their first session, they will have 150 minutes remaining).
Visitor's passes grant 60 minutes of usage. This time is also tracked by minutes. Visitor's passes are only valid on the day of issue.
You may bring in your own wireless-capable device (laptop or mobile device) and connect to the Internet.
An internal or external wireless card, as well as software appropriate to the card, is required for the device. Most devices manufactured within the last five years come already equipped with wireless capability.
The library's wireless networks is an open, public network, and the library does not recommend that you conduct secure transactions, such as banking or shopping, over the public wireless network.
Public computers within the library will print to a networked printer; copies print in black and white only. At this time, wireless printing is unavailable.
Printing costs $.15 per page and can be paid at the checkout desk by cash or check only. Checks under $5 cannot be accepted. For large print jobs, visit the checkout desk prior to printing.
Photocopier machines are available at all branches. Copy paper is supplied; other paper may not be used.
Cost for photocopies is $.15 per page. Machines take coins, $1 bills, and $5 bills for large jobs.
The libraries do not provide public fax machines, but can supply information local businesses that offer this service.
The library system is partnering with OverDrive to make downloadable ebooks available to the public with a target date of Wednesday, February 15th. Before that, ebooks will not be available. After February 15th, you will be able to access the library system's OverDrive catalog of ebooks.
OverDrive is the leading digital distributor of ebooks, audiobooks, and other digital content to libraries. OverDrive works with book publishers to manage content securely and provides the software necessary to download and access that content.
All of the downloadable ebooks are accessed through OverDrive software--whether by web browser or through an application on your device.
OverDrive supports all major e-reader devices, such as the Nook, Kindle, iPad, and Sony eReader. For a complete list of supported devices that can access downloadable ebooks from OverDrive, visit the OverDrive Device Resource Center.
No, in almost all cases you will manage this software from home. Several of the devices require download of OverDrive's software, which must be synced to your specific device and cannot be downloaded to library computers.
You'll be able to access a multitude of resources from a Downloadables Help Center on the library website. The Help Center will go live at the beginning of February. Library staff will also be able to direct you to resources for troubleshooting OverDrive and ebooks.
Mission Statement: The Friends of the Lakes Region Library is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization whose members share a passionate vision for a strong library system. The Friends of the Library are dedicated to expanding the resources and services of the Lakes Region Library.
Membership in the Friends of the Lakes Region Library is open to all individuals interested in promoting personal growth through the use of the library's resources.
Established in 1997, the Friends of the Lakes Region Library works to enrich the resources and facilities of the Lakes Region Library. The Friends sponsor classes and special events to further literacy and the love of books, and they hold fundraising activities to raise money for library needs not covered in the budget.
Special benefits of Friends membership include complementary mailings of the Friend-to-Friend newsletter and invitations to special programs and social events. The Annual Membership Meeting is held in January, and the Board of Directors meetings are monthly except in June, July, August, and December. New or prospective members are encouraged to attend.
Dues are paid annually, and contributions are tax deductible. There are several membership categories available:
Correspondence may be sent to the President addressed to the Lakes Region Library, 1511 Druid Road, Inverness, FL 34452-4507.
President, Marcia Dalkalitsis
Vice President, Audrey Shepard
Treasurer, Nancy Mirgon
Secretary, Glenda Winslow