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Eligibility for Free Service
You must meet one of the following requirements and provide 2 accepted forms of identification to receive a free Library Card.
- Own property and pay property taxes in Okaloosa County
- Renting a home in Okaloosa County
- A non-resident student or instructor at a college or university in Okaloosa County. Students receive a 6-month card for the current semester with proof of enrollment and verified local address.
- An active duty military and their depends (with valid ID card) living in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, or Walton County.
Identity/Address verification requires TWO items, one from each list.
The first item is a photo ID:
The second item documents your address, such as:
Parents or guardians must apply for dependent children under age 16. The parents/guardians card must be in good standing before child’s card can be made. Parents/guardians are responsible for items checked out and fees incurred on dependent cards. Youth age 16 & older may apply independently with proper personal ID.
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). RV Park addresses in Okaloosa County and surrounding counties are not eligible for free library cards.
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):
*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.