Originally Posted by Nyssa
We can not sign up for a library card out of county; you must be a resident of the county. Some library systems, like Osceola, will sell you a library card (Theirs is a $25.00 annual fee), but the card holder would still have to go there in person. Other counties will only allow non-resident students to get a library card.
The Alachua County Library will let any Floridian have a card for free, but the catch is that you do have to show up in person to get it. I don't know how close you are to Gainesville.
I was lucky, I got a card from Alachua before they adopted a geographic restriction and I've got more than two years to go before I'll be verified. It's a pretty good library, so depending on where you are, it might be worth a road trip. Once you get the card, it'll be good for three years.