Items for Checkout

Explore our wide variety of items to checkout. All free with a LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library card!

To sign up for a library card, please fill out our online registration form.

Audio CDs

Explore audiobook CDs in our catalog.

Explore Music CDs in our catalog.

  • Check out up to 6 music CDs and 6 audiobooks per library cardholder
  • Checkout period is 21 days
  • Can be renewed up to 2 times if item has no holds. Auto-renewal will occur if there are no holds on the item. The due date will automatically be extended for another 3 weeks. 

Books

Explore a wide array of fiction and non-fiction titles for all ages on our catalog.

  • Check out up to 50 books per library cardholder
  • Checkout period is 21 days
  • Can be renewed up to 2 times if item has no holds. Auto-renewal will occur if there are no holds on the item. The due date will automatically be extended for another 3 weeks. 

Digital Books, Movies and Magazines

E-books, Audiobooks & Magazines
Read e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines for all ages with Overdrive/Libby.

E-Magazines
Read digital magazines from anywhere with Flipster.

Streaming Movies
Watch over 30,000 streaming films with Kanopy.

For more information, visit our Online Library.

DVDs

Explore DVDs in our collection on our catalog.

  • Checkout period is 1 (one) week. 
  • Can be renewed up to 2 times if item has no holds. Auto-renewal will occur if there are no holds on the item. The due date will automatically be extended for another week. 

InterLibrary Loan

Submit requests for interlibrary loans (ILL) and library purchases through ILLiad.

First time users will need to set up an account.

  • A maximum of 5 (five) active requests at a time per library cardholder.
  • Books borrowed on interlibrary loan are due on the date indicated by the lending library.  
  • For more information on InterLibrary Loan, please visit our FAQ page.

Launchpad Tablets

Launchpads are children's tablets containing primarily educational games: Learning the alphabet and Kindergarten-ready games. Games and exercises will introduce early learning concepts from letters to numbers and colors.

Place a Hold

  • Checkout period is 21 days.
  • 3 Launchpads per library cardholder.
  • Launchpads are geared towards 3-5 year olds, 5-7 year olds and 8-10 year olds respectively.
  • No internet connection; only pre-loaded games.
  • A charging cord with USB and AC adapters will be provided.
  • Can be renewed up to 2 times if item has no holds.
  • Replacement fee is $160.00​.
  • Using a Launchpad Instructions

Read-Along Talking Books

Audio and print come together to enhance children's word recognition and reading skills! 

Children can read along while listening to the story read aloud on a CD or a VOX book or Wonderbook with built-in audio (headphones or earbuds can be used). 

Explore the collection of Read-along Books with CDs on our catalog.

Explore the collection of Vox Books with built-in audio on our catalog.

Explore the collection of Wonderbooks with built-in audio on our catalog.

Seed Library

The Seed Library is available every spring and fall. The Seed Library is launched each season with a special gardening and cooking program from UF/IAS Leon Extension.

During our Spring and Fall Seed Libraries, visit any library branch location and check out up to three seed packets each month. No need to return them, they are yours to keep. 

Visit our Seed Library page for information on current or upcoming seed libraries, seed varieties offered and kickoff event details.

Traveling Book Club

The Traveling Book Club is an easy way to sustain a book club or start one of your own.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Requests for bags may be made by phone, in person, or online.
  • Each Book Club bag contains 10 copies of the book.
  • When choosing a title, check the Traveling Book Club Kit's availability. Each title has only one kit.
  • Please make your Traveling Book Club Reservation at least one week in advance to ensure its availability at your designated location.
  • Bags may be reserved up to a year in advance.
  • The bag is checked out on the library card of the person picking up the bag. That patron is responsible for the bag and its contents. The loan period is 6 weeks.
  • A patron may have 2 bags at one time.
  • Bags may be renewed once if no other group has reserved it. Please call (850) 606-2665 to renew.

 

Library of Things

The Library of Things is a collection of items other than books that can be borrowed from the Library at no charge. Items require a photo ID in addition to your library card number, and may require a User Agreement and Liability Waiver. 

Mobile hotspots require a statement of need to be signed at checkout as a requirement of the FCC's Emergency Connectivity Fund. Hotspot holds must be checked out by patron who placed hold.

Botley the Coding Robot

Explore coding and programming with Botley the Coding Robot! Use the simple remote programmer to transmit your commands and have the Botley do tricks. 

Place a Hold for the next available Botley

  • Checkout period is 14 days
  • 1 (one) Botley per library cardholder
  • Includes 1 remote control programmer, 1 robot and 1 instruction guide
  • Botleys are holdable and can be picked up from any library location
  • Botleys are not renewable
  • Botleys must be returned to a service desk

Electronics

Explore all the library has to offer for Electronics checkout!

Items include Go Pro cameras, video converters, document scanners and much more. Book an item for specific time period through the library's reservation system.

Click here to reserve your item!

 Booking Guidelines:

  • Library card number with PIN required to reserve an item.
  • Bring Photo ID and Library card number to check out.
  • User Agreement and Liability Waiver must be signed at checkout. Print, sign and bring with you if possible. Copies will also be available to sign at the checkout desk.
  • Reservations must be made days in advance of start date. 
  • Reservations will be cancelled if not picked up by 3 days after start date. 
  • Items must be picked up and returned at Main Library.

Games and Outdoor Recreation

Explore all the library has to offer for Games and Outdoor Recreation checkout!

Items include tennis racquets, badminton sets, disc golf sets and much more. Book an item for specific time period through the library's reservation system.

Click here to reserve your item!

 Booking Guidelines:

  • Library card number with PIN required to reserve an item.
  • Bring Photo ID and Library card number to check out.
  • User Agreement and Liability Waiver must be signed at checkout. Print, sign and bring with you if possible. Copies will also be available to sign at the checkout desk.
  • Reservations must be made days in advance of start date. 
  • Reservations will be cancelled if not picked up by 3 days after start date. 
  • Items must be picked up and returned at Main Library.

Mobile Hotspots

Place a Hold for the next available item.

  • A statement of need must be signed at checkout as a requirement of the FCC's Emergency Connectivity Fund.
  • Hotspot holds must be checked out by patron who placed hold. Patrons may not pick up hotspots for other patrons.
  • Checkout period is 3 weeks. No renewals.
  • Library Card must be in good standing.
  • 1 (one) mobile hotspot per library cardholder.
  • Can be picked up from all library locations.
  • Replacement fee is $200. Replacement parts fee varies per part.

Musical Instruments

Explore all the library has to offer for Musical Instrument checkout!

Items include keyboards, practice drum pads, tambourines, and much more. Book an item for specific time period through the library's reservation system.

Click here to reserve your item!

Booking Guidelines:

  • Library card number with PIN required to reserve an item.
  • Bring Photo ID and Library card number to check out.
  • User Agreement and Liability Waiver must be signed at checkout. Print, sign and bring with you if possible. Copies will also be available to sign at the checkout desk.
  • Reservations must be made days in advance of start date.
  • Reservations will be cancelled if not picked up by days after start date. 
  • Items must be picked up and returned at Main Library.

Telescopes

Become an amateur astronomer at the library!

Place a Hold for the next available telescope.

  • Checkout period is 14 days

  • Patron cards must be in good standing

  • 1 (one) telescope per library cardholder

  • Telescopes are holdable and can be picked up from all library locations

  • Telescopes are not renewable

  • Telescopes must be returned to service desk

  • Replacement fee is $250

  • Replacement parts fees varies per part

  • Travel bag provided

About the Telescope
AWB 130 Newtonian by Astronomers Without Borders features a 130mm paraboloidal f/5 mirror. With a truss tube that collapses to 14.5 inches in seconds and a total weight of just 14 pounds, performance and convenience are combined in one portable package. Never use this telescope to look directly at the sun, as this may cause permanent eye damage. 

Resources

Telescope Manual
Sky Maps
Astronomy books available at the library
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Special thanks to the Friends of the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System and the Tallahassee Astronomical Society for donating telescopes.

Tools

Explore all the library has to offer for Outdoor and Household Tool checkout!

Items include rakes, drills, spades, pressure washers, and much more. Book an item for specific time period through the library's reservation system.

Click here to reserve your item!

 Booking Guidelines:

  • Library card number with PIN required to reserve an item.
  • Bring Photo ID and Library card number to check out.
  • User Agreement and Liability Waiver must be signed at checkout. Print, sign and bring with you if possible. Copies will also be available to sign at the checkout desk.
  • Reservations must be made days in advance of start date. 
  • Reservations will be cancelled if not picked up by 3 days after start date. 
  • Items must be picked up and returned at Main Library.