How to Get a Library Card
Those who meet one of the following requirements may receive a free library card:
- Resides in Okaloosa County
- Owns and pays property taxes in Okaloosa County
- A student at a college or university in Okaloosa County
- A member of the military living in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, or Walton Counties
Those who live outside of Okaloosa County may purchase an annual Non-Resident library card for $35.00 which provides access to each public library in Okaloosa County.
What identification is required to get a library card?
Customers need to provide a valid photo ID and verification of residency to receive a library card. Proper forms of ID include: Driver's License, State Identification card, Military ID or Passport. Items for verification of residency include checkbook, rental agreement (in your name), business mail (addressed to you) or utility bill (addressed to you).
Property and business owners may present the most recent tax bill or business license as their proof of residency.
College and university students should present a current and valid ID from their school.
Personal letters are NOT accepted as proper verification of address.
How do I manage my account online?
In order to utilize the online account management option, you will need to follow specific instructions to access your account. With online account management, you can view your checkouts, reserve material, and renew items (which are not overdue). View instructions for online account management and benefits.
I'm under eighteen, can I get a library card?
If you are under the age of eighteen you are required to have the permission of your parent, guarantor or legal guardian before you can have a library card.
I'm visiting the area, can I use the library?
Library visitors who do not live in our service area may purchase a visitor card for $35.00. The card allows full access to library materials and services for a period of one year. If you wish to use the library computers, visitors can obtain a daily guest pass for computer use only. For assistance, please see the library's circulation desk personnel.