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What's New on the FEL?

New eBooks – Information for K-12 Public Schools

Elementary titles

The Florida Electronic Library has added 65 new elementary titles to the eBook collection. 

These are accessible through the portal and through the Gale eBooks and Gale in Context: Elementary resources. 

These titles should already be installed in Gale eBooks, Gale in Context: Elementary and on your Gale Pages, if applicable.  If you have trouble accessing the new elementary titles, please let me know. 

Mental health; diversity, Equity and inclusion

The FEL has added a package of 41 Mental Health titles and a package of 16 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion titles that range in reading levels from middle school to academic titles. 

All K-12 public schools are entitled to these eBooks, but due to the age range and topics, we have created an opt-in form to allow each school district to choose to use them.  Districts may choose to install either one or both of the packages, and at the middle school, high school or both levels, using the opt-in form.

Using the opt-in form

Find the opt-in form at along with downloadable lists of the Mental Health and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion packages. 

The install is on the district level, not at the individual school level. Once the district has completed and submitted the form, Gale will complete the installation to the district’s account. 

Help with curation

Your Gale representative will be happy to work with you on curating the new eBook titles.

We also held a Create Custom Collections in Gale eBooks webinar on October 13, 2021. Access the archived video at

If you have questions or need more information, contact the FEL Administrator at [email protected]

During FY2021-22, the percentage of total costs for the Florida Electronic Library financed with federal money is 66%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the program is $2,343,361. This program does not receive any non-governmental funding.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.