Library Time

It’s back to school time which means plenty of projects and reading will be done in Okaloosa County! Luckily, Okaloosa County has several well stocked libraries to accommodate your research and book needs. Also check out Okaloosa County’s online checkout system for ebooks and learn to speak a different language using the library’s Rocket Languages. Looking to research online? Okaloosa libraries also offer the Florida Electronic Library with tons of online sources covering everything from the field of agriculture to a world history collection. If you prefer the feel of a book in your hand, need to use one of the library’s computers, or want to sit and study for a bit you can go in to any one of the six libraries located in Valparaiso, Destin, Ft. Walton, Niceville, Mary Esther, or Crestview.

Don’t have a library card? You can get one at any of the six library locations by bringing a photo ID and proof of residence, such as a current piece of mail, utility bill, car registration, or checkbook showing applicant’s name and current address. Students who attend Okaloosa County schools but who reside outside of the county may obtain a free card for the current semester by showing proof of enrollment. Winter visitors and temporary residents of Okaloosa County can get a 6 month family library card for $20. This includes anyone living in the county less than 6 months out of the year and military.