Library Card Policy

Who qualifies for free membership?

A person who lives in Okaloosa County, or who owns property and pays property taxes to Okaloosa County. Post office boxes or mailbox rental street addresses are not accepted as proof of living in the county. 

Full Access Library Card: borrowing privileges in libraries plus all online services.

Apply in-person at a member library with accepted forms of identity and address verification. 

Online Services Only Account: register online
Access all the online resources on ReadOkaloosa.org. This account does not provide borrowing privileges at libraries or access to online resources purchased by individual libraries. Library staff will verify online registrations, and delete ineligible or duplicate accounts. Register Online

I don’t live in Okaloosa County

(Must apply in-person at a library)

Courtesy memberships are extended without fee to the following non-residents (with accepted documentation):

  • Active-duty military families living in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Walton counties (valid DoD ID card)
  • Students attending school in Okaloosa County (enrollment verification)
  • Education faculty at a school in Okaloosa County (employment verification)
  • Employees of Cooperative-member governments (employment verification)
  • Owner of a business operating in Okaloosa County (business license)

Paid memberships are available if you do not qualify for a courtesy account.

Membership Dues for Paid Mamberships

Tier 1 - FREE membership (12 months):

Okaloosa residents, students, educators, active-duty military families, property owners, employees of Cooperative-member governments.

Must apply in-person to borrow materials from libraries. Online registration available for online-only access (addresses will be checked against the county GIS address look-up as a residential location).

Tier 2 - $40 per family (12 months):

Non-resident but living in PLAN service area*

Tier 3 - $30 per library account (6 months):

Non-residents, living outside of the PLAN service area*

Tier 4 - $60 per library account (12 months):

Non-residents, living outside of the PLAN service area*

*The PLAN service area includes the following counties: Santa Rosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson). Must apply and pay in-person.

PLEASE NOTE: A parent or guardian must sign if the applicant is under the age of 16. This adult is responsible for any items checked out by the minor. Parents are responsible for monitoring their children’s use of library resources.

VOTER REGISTRATION: If you would like to register to vote, applications are available at the Circulation Desk.  Mail your completed from to the Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections office, or drop it off at the Circulation Desk and the library will gladly send it for you.