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CRESTVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY
“The place where Crestview is located”
"After home, work or school, America
need more "great third places" like libraries
where the sense of community is the anchor for the soul. "
Ray Oldenburg, Ph.D., author of The Great Good
Place and also of Celebrating Third Place.
The history of the library
Mrs. Bertha Henry started the first Crestview library in the 1940s at her home. From this humble beginning, they moved the library multiple times until they built a new building in 1976 near Twin Hills Park on Highway 90. This building was named in honor of Congressman Robert LF "Bob" Sikes, first US representative. District of Congress for 38 years, from 1940 to 1979. The city of Crestview sold the 805 East Highway 90 building to the Okaloosa-Walton Community College (now called Northwest Florida State College) in October 1993. The library remained in the building until who were able to secure funding for the design and construction of the library building now located at 1445 Commerce Drive in north Crestview. The library of 17,
Programs and services
The Crestview Public Library offers regularly scheduled classes and special events, including Ready Readers, Family Library Time, Teen Time, Coffee & Craft and much more.
Other available electronic resources we have include: General and Academic OneFile, Report (in Spanish), Books and Authors, Reference Center for Exams and Education, Career Transitions, Legal Forms Gale, Popular Magazines and other databases for Business, Education, computers, health and more. Two electronic databases are also available with audiobooks, e-books, and digital magazines through OverDrive’s Libby and Rb Digital.
All of these are accessible from your home with your library card number. You can learn a new language with Rosetta Stone and Transparent Languages Online or explore lifelong learning classes through Universal Class. All free with your library card.
Request for a library card
Anyone who resides in Okaloosa County, Florida can receive their library card for free.
Non-residents can have a library card for $ 35 a year per family. A card issued by any Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative (OCPLC) library (Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Mary Esther, Niceville, and Valparaíso) is valid at any of the six member libraries. OCPLC libraries are funded by member cities and the Board of County Commissioners. To obtain a library card, you must bring a photo identification form, proof of your current address (such as a driver’s license, election registration card, or utility bill) and phone numbers to contact you. Parents can request a library card for their school-age children, ages 5 to 15, and are responsible for all materials borrowed with their cards. Students with a current driver’s license, age 16 or older, can apply for their own card.
LIMITS : The cards have a limit of 15 articles, of which no more than five can be DVD.
DATES TO RETURN : All Crestview materials, except 7-Day Express, are loaned for 2 weeks (14 days). Other libraries may have different loan policies.
RENEWALS / SAVINGS : All materials (except DVD / Blu-rays, ILL and 7-Day Express) can be renewed twice by phone or online through the online catalog at ReadOkaloosa.org. Videos can be renewed once.
Enter the 14 digits of your library’s barcode number (written without spaces) and your PIN number. (If you have not chosen a PIN, the default PIN is "CHANGE"). Click on "My account" and then "Renew my materials". Accounts with many overdue fines or items are locked for renewal. Items with holds placed by another user cannot be renewed.
THE BOX TO LEAVE BOOKS AND OTHER EXTERIOR MEDIA : Books, audio and movies can be left outside in the box to leave books and in the box to leave other media after we are closed.
ITEMS PASSING FROM RETURN DATE : Fines are 10 cents per day for each book, music cd, or audiobook, with the exception of popular 7-day express books that are fined 50 cents per day. DVD / Blu-ray fines are $ 1.00 per day per item. Notifications and calls for items from past dates are courtesy of the library. Clients who borrow from the library must return materials on time without notice.
LOST OR DAMAGED ITEMS : Library users are responsible for paying for all lost or damaged items. With the approval of the Director of the Library, articles with the same or similar titles may be replaced. Parents are responsible for past / damaged / lost items borrowed with their child’s cards, and for any fines they incur.
LOST CARDS : Employers must bring their library card to obtain items or use public access computers. A $ 2.00 fee is charged for replaced cards.
Public access computers
USE OF COMPUTERS : Clients living in Okaloosa County must have a valid card in order for OCPLC libraries to use a computer. Users can register twice a day for up to an hour. The last person to register must be 30 minutes before the library closing time. Computers are automatically turned off 20 minutes before the library closes. Children under the age of 16 cannot use computers until parental permission is on file. All copies cost $ .15 per page.
INTERNET USE : The use of publicly accessible computers to view or spread illegal images is prohibited. Customers who violate this rule will be asked to leave and may lose their computer use privileges. Parents are responsible for monitoring what their children see on computers.
Wi-Fi : Free and wireless Internet access is available from 8 am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday. A password is required and can be collected at the circulation desk. But there are no wireless services to print.
COMPUTER TUTORING : Individualized computer tutoring is available by appointment. The hour-long sessions are especially good for those who want to learn to use the Internet and electronic charts.