The Lake County Library System mission: To serve as the gateway to the world of information, ideas and entertainment for all county residents.
The Lake County Library System consists of an administrative office, located in Tavares and 15 service outlets. Libraries include the following: Astor County Library; Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library in Groveland; W.T. Bland Public Library in Mount Dora; Cagan Crossings Community Library in the Four Corners area; Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont; East Lake County Library in Sorrento; Fruitland Park Library; Helen Lehmann Memorial Library in Montverde; Lady Lake Public Library; Leesburg Public Library; Marianne Beck Memorial Library in Howey-in-the-Hills; Minneola Schoolhouse Library; Paisley County Library; City of Tavares Public Library; and the Umatilla Public Library.
The Lake County Library System is governed by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners. The cooperative operates through inter-local agreements between the governing bodies of its 9 member libraries, and through the operation of 6 branch libraries.