If you're looking for a place where you can use your laptop or mobile device to surf the internet, check your email, finish homework, or do some research, then the library has got you covered.
Wireless internet access (Wi-Fi) is available at all five library branches in the Citrus County Library System. Use your wireless enabled device (like a laptop, tablet, or smart phone) to access the internet for web browsing or email.
Please be certain your usage is restricted to basic web browsing or related activities. Advanced use, such as use for or need of specialized ports for SMTP, Remote Desktop, Corporate Intranets, etc., are not provided for on our wired or wireless connection. The library wireless network is compatible with 802.11b/g/n standards, and should work for every major laptop or device.
Wi-fi is free and available at all library locations:
Network Identifier or SSID: Public Wireless.
Printing is not available using the library's wireless connection. To access a printer, sign up to use the library's public internet work stations.
The public wireless network employs limited security, and the library advises that you do not conduct sensitive transactions (such as banking or shopping) over the wireless network. Data transfer between your laptop or mobile device and the wireless access point (WAP) are not secure. We suggest you install or activate the native firewall in Windows XP/Vista or some other third party program to ensure secure communication and data transfer. (This is good practice for any public wireless connection you may use, such as a coffeeshop, restaurant, or store).
The library bears no responsibility for presumed hacking or personal security breaches. Use of the wireless network is at your own risk.
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, Audrey Shepard
Vice President, Marcia Dalkalitsis
Treasurer, Nancy Mirgon
Secretary, Glenda Winslow
Membership in the Friends of the Floral City Library is open to everyone interested in promoting the library and its mission of community education for all.
Established in 1983, the Friends work to support the Floral City Library in a multitude of ways. The Friends sponsor classes and special events, volunteer their time at the library, during book sales, and work with other organizations in the community. The Friends were also integral in pushing for a new library in Floral City that complimented the town's historical aesthetics
There are three classes of membership for the Friends of the Floral City Library: Individual, Family, and Life. Individuals memberships are $10/year.
We meet the Second Tuesday, Every month September through April in the program room of the Floral City Library. (Except January and April)
Election of officers occurs in March, with installation taking place at our Annual Picnic in April at Floral Park (date to be announced)
We hold mini book sales through out the year at the library, with our bigger sales being the first Saturday in December during Floral City Heritage days, and our Books & Bling sale in February.
Correspondence can be sent to the President addressed to the Floral City Public Library, 8360 East Orange Avenue, Floral City, FL 34436-3200.