Research & Learn


The Leesburg Public Library offers access to several online information sources and databases from our own web page, along with access to the Lake County Library System's databases and the Florida Electronic Library.

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.

NextReads Reading Recommendation Newsletters
Reading recommendations sent right to your inbox. Sign up for themed email newsletters and discover your next great read! Choose lists of romance, mystery, history, home & DIY, and other reading genres and topics for kids, tweens and teens, and adults.

NoveList Reader's Advisory
 
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.

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

AtoZ Databases
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
 
A resource for census data, family records, and local histories. This collection assembles every extant U.S. federal census, family genealogies, local histories, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage and death records, genealogical and local history serials, and more.  

LearningExpress Library
Access free online resources to help you reach your educational, professional, and personal goals. Resources are grouped into Centers containing courses, tests, eBooks, and tutorials. You can prepare for an exam, sharpen basic reading, math, and computer skills, or explore new career paths.

Pronunciator
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.  

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

The resources below are available within the Leesburg Public Library--remote access is unvailable for these services, so you must use visit the library.


American Ancestors Database  
Browse records of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, including special collections like Jewish Heritage Center Archives and African American 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.  

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