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Research & Learn

Research & Learn

Enjoy free access to online information sources and databases. You can also access resources provided by the Lake County Library System, along with the Florida Electronic Library's databases made available by the State Library of Florida.

Fold3: History and Genealogy Archives 
Search here for original military records. Photos, personal accounts, and other primary historical sources are available.  Patron ID is your Leesburg library card number.

Find reading recommendations based on a favorite book, author, or series. Reviews and articles are also available here.  Patron ID is your Leesburg library card number.

Core Collections are reliable guides to help with collection development and maintenance, general reference, and readers’ advisory needs. These guides assist librarians in building and maintaining well-rounded collections of the most highly recommended reference, non-fiction, and fiction books. Patron ID is your Leesburg library card number.

American Ancestors Database  
Browse records of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, including special collections like Jewish Heritage Center Archives and African American Resources. This resource is available within the Leesburg Public Library--remote access is unavailable for this service. 

The following resources are available to all Lake County Library System cardholders. 
Visit the LCLS website and view all available resources.

Ancestry Library
Extensive resources for genealogical research. Includes U.S. Census records, military records, the Social Security Death Index, passenger lists, the Daughters of the Revolution (DAR) Lineage Books, slave narratives, Dictionary of American Biography, Native American indexes, and the American Genealogical-Biographical Index.  Remote access ended in December 2021.


AtoZdatabases is the premier job search, reference, and mailing list database. It provides details on every business and household in the U.S. The database also includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. AtoZdatabases is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, or finding friends and relatives. The database will help entrepreneurs conduct prospecting, help students complete market studies, and more.

HeritageQuest Online
Access census data, family records, and local histories. This collection assembles every extant U.S. federal census, family genealogy, local history, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage, and death records, genealogical and local history serials, and more.  

LinkedIn Learning
LinkedIn Learning offers video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills. A subsidiary of LinkedIn,  all the courses fall into 3 categories: Business, Creative, and Technology. 

Pronunciator is a powerful language learning tool. You can learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages with Pronunciator. That’s 4,000 possible course combinations! Pronunciator offers the largest ESL curriculum on the planet, with courses for 50 non-English languages. offers free one-to-one learning for students and adults. It connects learners with qualified, expert tutors online, on demand. It provides tutoring services in more than 200 academic subjects and test preparation areas.

The Florida Electronic Library is a gateway to select Internet resources, free to all Florida residents. Use this site for: 
  • Current Events
  • Business
  • Health Issues
  • Homework help
  • Finding full-text articles
  • Florida History & Info