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Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogy research website with over 7 billion records online and more being added almost daily. It includes census images from every available United States federal census (1790-1930). Also included are military records, land, court, and probate records, church and vital records, passenger lists, directories, and much more!  **Ancestry is ONLY available inside the library - not from home.**

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Would you like to chat with a librarian?  Or would you rather text your question on your cell phone?  Ask-a-Librarian is a free online service that allows Floridians seeking immediate assistance to speak with a librarian from any of the 100+ participating libraries. 


AtoZdatabases is the premier reference and marketing database marketed to library, academic, and government institutions throughout the U.S. This simple, user-friendly, web-based solution provides details on every business and every household within the U.S. FREE: e-mail marketing, job search, mailing lists and sales leads, people look-up and business profiles! 


ELCL is partnering with Palm Harbor Library in a collaborative effort to provide more of the content YOU want to read. With CloudLibrary, you can borrow & read the latest eBooks & eAudiobooks for FREE & you have access to over 235,000 titles from other libraries in the Florida CloudLink Cooperative. Since our two libraries now subscribe to this service, you will need your library card & PIN to access the content. It works with a wide range of eReading devices, including iPads, iPhones, & Kindle Fire. Whether on the web, a tablet, or your mobile device, you can browse “digital shelves” or filter by genres that interest you. Simply download the CloudLibrary app, log into our library, & browse, borrow, & read! Items are checked out for 14 days, there is a 3-item limit, & a maximum of 3 holds per patron. Only patrons that have the 26913 and/or 25913 prefixes on their library card barcodes have access to this database.

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Florida Electronic Library

Select Internet resources that offer access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information. Available resources include electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, and books, providing information on topics such as current events, education, business, technology, and health issues.  You will need to use your East Lake Library Card number to access this site.

Florida Memory Project

Florida Memory is an excellent and informative database from the Florida Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services. Florida Memory contains over 206,060 photographs, over 311 full-length films, 2,926 audio recordings (approximately 34,000 individual tracks), and over 310,000 digitized documents from selected historical and genealogical collections, from the collections of the State Library and the Archives of Florida.  It contains information related to almost every city, town or county in Florida, from Alachua to Zephyrhills.

Fold3 Library Edition

Distributed by ProQuest, Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.  This continually-growing collection contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3. With content from the Revolutionary War onward, Fold3 Library Edition is an invaluable research resource for historians, genealogists, researchers, military enthusiasts, veterans and their families, teachers, and battle reenactors. **Like Ancestry, Fold3 is ONLY available inside the library - not from home.**


hoopla has eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, digital movies, TV shows, and comics! Instantly available borrowing! No hold queues! Stream content through your browser on PC/Mac or stream or download with the hoopla digital app for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and Roku. Also, hoopla's Bonus Borrows Collection, with more than 1,100 top titles, is available!  We allow 6 downloads per patron, per month!

Libby / OverDrive (Now includes ArtistWorks & magazines!)

Do you want to download FREE adult, teen, and kids eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and downloadable movies to your Kindle, iPad, Nook or other e-Reader?  Then, check out Libby and OverDrive!  (ArtistWorks is ONLY accessible from the Libby app.)  Enter in your library card number and your PIN number to get started!  Your PIN number is usually set as the last four numbers of your telephone number.   Items can beck checked out for 7 or 14 days.  There is a 10 item checkout limit and a 5 item hold limit. Also, you have 3 days to check out your hold.  Click on the following links for help with downloading eBooks to your device!

***Kindle Help***Nook Help***IOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod) Help***

***Android Help***Kobo Help***