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LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library

Library Website: (easy to remember, but directs to:)

Library hours and phone numbers:

Dummy Log In: 21260007775552               PIN: 1111

Catalog Questions

Link to catalog:

ILL & Purchase Suggestions:


Digital Library (ebooks, videos, & more…):

Accounts become blocked when patrons owe $9.98 or more in fines, or when library card has expired.

Password Help: The default PIN for library cards is the last 4 digits of the cardholder’s telephone number. If patrons can’t remember their PIN, they can reset it online under My Library Account as long as they have an email associated with their account. If not, they should call the library.

Computer Use: All locations have computers for public Internet use. Computers also have Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint. Library cardholders may have multiple one-hour sessions. Library users without library cards may request a free guest pass. All libraries have laptops available for 3-hour checkout inside the library to adult patrons with photo ID and library card clear of fines. All locations have a USB CD/DVD drive available for 3-hour checkout inside the library.

Fax/Notary: The library does not provide Faxing or Notary services.

Library Cards:

  • Eligibility for Library Cards:
  • All card registration is done online. Cards will be mailed within approximately one week.
  • There is no reciprocal borrowing agreement for books with neighboring counties; users must have a Leon County Public Library card in order to borrow materials. Non-resident cards are available for a nominal fee and carry the same privileges as resident library cards.
  • Accounts become blocked when patrons owe $9.98 or more in fines, or when library card has expired. Patrons will not be able to place holds or renew items through their online accounts. Materials will not auto-renew when accounts are blocked.
  • Every two years library cards will need to be renewed in order to check out, use online services, place holds, and use computers. At that time, library staff will confirm or update patron’s address, phone number(s), e-mail address and other information in our records. Patrons can update their contact information online:

Photocopies: $0.10 per side, or $0.20 for legal and ledger size. Photocopiers can scan to flash drive ($0.25 per page). Libraries have flash drives for use. Color photocopies cost $0.50 per page, or $1.00 for legal and ledger size. Cash/coin only.

Printing: Printers are black and white. First 10 pages are free (daily) to cardholders logging in with their library cards, then 10 cents per page. All pages are $0.10 per page for non-cardholders. Mobile printing is also available for patrons’ smart devices and laptops. Upload print files to, then release your print job at the print release station inside the library. Cash/coin only. For color printing, see “Photocopies,” above.

Proctoring: The library does not provide proctoring services.

Self-Service Holds and Checkout: All libraries offer self-service checkout through an RFID kiosk. Staff members are still available to check items out or assist patrons with the kiosk.

Ask a Librarian Public FAQ:

Research Help

Link for databases or to database search page:

Genealogy Policy and Information: The library houses the collection of the Tallahassee Genealogical Society. The collection is for in-library use only and is not in the library catalog. Additionally, the Main Library has a collection of donated local school yearbooks, some going back to the 1950s, and city directories dating back to 1925 and telephone books back to 1917. The library offers access to Ancestry Library from all library locations (within the library only).

Obituary and newspaper article requests: Reference requests may be emailed to Obituary requests are limited to 14 days of search from the date of death. There is no county-wide cemetery index, but reference librarians have some sources to check if date of death is not known. Obituaries are usually scanned and emailed. There is no charge. (Special note: Full-text from 1/1/1999 of the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper is available through the ProQuest database)

Other Helpful Information

App: Leon County Public Library” is available for iOS and Android devices.

Assistive Services:

  • All libraries are wheelchair accessible. For access to the building from the parking lot, the Leon County Main Library has an outdoor elevator in addition to a ramp.
  • JAWS (Job Access with Speech), for the visually impaired, is available at the Leon County Main Library. JAWS “reads” written word on the screen, converting it to spoken word. Ask for PC 28 on the second floor. A high visibility keyboard and headphones are available with this computer.
  • Citizen request for accommodations:

Circulation Policy:

  • Loan Periods and Maximum Numbers:
  • Materials from any Leon County Public Library location may be placed on hold and delivered to any other location. Holds are pulled the following morning. Items showing as “On Shelf” in catalog usually take 1-2 days to be delivered.
  • Materials borrowed from one Leon County Public Library location may be returned to any other location. Items that are eligible for renewal may autorenew up to two times for all patrons with accounts in good standing (no overdues, no fines).
  • All locations have “Why Wait” collections of select current feature films on DVD, current adult bestsellers, and children’s books. These items may not be visible in the public catalog. First come, first served – no holds, no renewals.

Donations: The Friends of the Library welcome donations of gently used and new books, DVDs, CDs, magazines and other materials. Donations are accepted at all 7 locations. Receipts are available from staff. There are two large used book sales each year, plus each location has a FriendShop area for used book purchases.


Fine Programs/Forgiveness:

  • Per Leon County Policy 98-14: Amnesty and Alternatives – The library does not accept or participate in alternative programs for paying library fines. This includes amnesty, fine-free days, and proposals in which other goods are given in lieu of paying fines, for example, donating canned goods in lieu of paying overdue fines.

Library Volunteers: Apply at

Meeting/Tutor Rooms:

  • All locations have meeting rooms available for free use. Rooms may be reserved online:
  • The Leon County Main Library has tutoring rooms available for the exclusive use of the Literacy Volunteers of Leon County
  • Select branches (Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr. Branch, Jane G. Sauls Ft. Braden Branch, Lake Jackson Branch, and Northeast Branch) have tutor rooms for public use. The tutor rooms may be reserved up to 3 months in advance by phone or in person.

Outreach Services: The library visits select senior residential centers for county residents who may have difficulty getting to a library. There is no Books By Mail program at this time.

Patron Request for Review of Library Materials:

Social Media: Facebook and Instagram

Tax Help: Free AARP Tax-aide is typically available at the Leon County Main Library location during tax season. Forms and instructions are available at all locations, usually starting in February. Call for up-to-date information.

Tutoring/GED: Contact Literacy Volunteers of Leon County or the Family Learning Center at 850-606-2960. We also offer Learning Express through our Digital Library. We have a Homework Hub program for Kindergarten through 8th grade students.

Typewriters: Available at the Leon County Main Library and the Northeast Branch

Wireless Policy: Free Wi-Fi is available at all library locations. Connect to “Free Library WiFi” and agree to the Library Internet Safety Policy (in a browser window). There is no password. Download speed is limited to 5 Mbps.

Miscellaneous: For information on checking out laptops, hotspots, Sensory Kits,  Tablets, Telescopes, and Traveling Book Club Kits: We also provide various other items through the Library of Things and hold a biannual Seed Library.

Site Coordinator Contact

Mackenzie Lane-Lightfoot,
Updated 5/7/2021