Q. How do I receive the information (books) from State Library of Florida
If you are a state agency employee, you can apply for a State Library e-card online (https://sws.dos.state.fl.us/dlis_secure/librarycard/librarycard.html). This will give you access to our collections including not only books but also journal articles and electronic research tools. These are all available through our Services for State Employees page (https://dos.myflorida.com/library-archives/research/services-for-state-employees/). If you're at a state office outside of Tallahassee, we can even send you books by mail (this video shows you how: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paxcJBF8yTc).
If you are not employed by the State of Florida, you will have to visit the library in person to get a library card and borrow books. Here are our hours and other information about getting here, including directions and parking: (https://dos.myflorida.com/library-archives/research/plan-your-visit/). You can also ask your local public library to borrow items from our collection for you (through 'inter-library loan'). For more information on our lending policies, please see our Library Policies and Fees page (https://dos.myflorida.com/library-archives/about-us/about-the-state-library-of-florida/library-policies-and-fees/).
We also offer a limited-access e-card to employees of Florida's public libraries and state-funded academic libraries (https://sws.dos.state.fl.us/dlis_secure/librarycard/librarianecard.cfm). This card provides online access to our e-book collection and to the Library and Information Science Source database (http://apps.info.florida.gov/eresources/). See our Library Staff Professional Resources page for more information about these and other services that we provide for Florida's librarians and library staff (https://dos.myflorida.com/library-archives/services-for-libraries/more-programs/library-staff-professional-