Serving Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa 

Parent and Professional Resources/Lending Library

The media collection is now largely electronic, and available on-demand; please see the links in the subject tabs  below.  When appropriate, this system will direct you to another discretionary project's resources to help educators and families connect to other projects for assistance with targeted needs.   

Current direction from the Florida Department of Education is that links may be live on a FDLRS website only if the item or site is a property of the State of Florida.  Thus, many of the items below are no longer hot-linked, but the links to the website resource have been provided for copying and pasting into a web browser.  

Elements in the collection that are electronic are noted as WR:  (web resource), or contain links for downloading the item.  Items with a shelf code are located in our lending library.  Please check the site periodically; we are migrating holdings to this system to create a single point of access!

To borrow materials, complete the Lending Library Request Form at the link below, call (850) 469-5423 or 1-888-445-9662, or visit the center in person.  Special assistance for selecting materials is available from HRD specialists upon request.  Materials will be delivered to your school, or can be picked up at the FDLRS Center.  Most materials are on loan for a four-week period, and must be returned in original condition.

Library Policies & Procedures

There are both professional and parent use materials available for check out. Parents, private school staff, and community members are welcome to use this service.  Please make arrangements to pick up materials directly from the center. 

The library is open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. following the Escambia School District working calendar.

What are the loan policies?
  • Materials are loaned primarily for preview purposes, demonstration, trial-use, and evaluation.
  • Materials are NOT consumable. Participants may NOT write in the materials.
  • By request, materials not immediately available may be placed on reserve.  If that applies to your request, you will be notified via email. 
Who may check out materials?

Anyone who serves exceptional students in Escambia, Okaloosa, and Santa Rosa counties, including:

  • Public school teachers
  • Private school teachers
  • Private and community agency personnel
  • Parents of exceptional students
  • University students
How long may I keep the materials?
  • Most materials - four (4) weeks
  • DVDs - two (2) weeks
  • NOTE: All materials loaned are subject to recall on an "as needed" basis by FDLRS.
How many items may I check out?
  • Escambia, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa public school teachers - five (5) items
  • All others - three (3) items   
How do I obtain and return items if I do not physically come to the center?

ESCAMBIA:  Materials borrowed by staff in Escambia public schools will be delivered via the school courier and returned to the center using the provided return address label and envelope or cloth bag.

OKALOOSA:  Materials borrowed by staff in Okaloosa public schools will be delivered to the Okaloosa courier and returned to the center via the Okaloosa courier drop at the Okaloosa Technical College using the provided return address label and envelope or cloth bag.

SANTA ROSA:  Materials borrowed in by staff in Santa Rosa public schools will be delivered to the Santa Rosa courier and returned to the center via the Santa Rosa courier using the provided return address label and envelope or cloth bag.

Larger items will arrive in a  zippered cloth bag, and will be returned using that same bag by flipping over the inserted address label.  

To download a copy of these policies to share with others, please click here.  

Items are arranged by subject matter tabs below.  Make a note of the shelf code for each item which you will be requesting so that you will have all the information you need at your fingertips when you complete the Lending Library Request form found at the bottom of this page.  

To access web resources (WR), copy the link provided and paste it into your browser.