Who may apply for a library card?

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:

  • Driver’s license
  • State identification card
  • Passport
  • Military ID

The second item documents your address, such as:

  • Utility bill in your name
  • Rental agreement
  • Current business mail addressed to you
  • Vehicle registration

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.

Non-Resident/Fee Service

If you are not eligible for free library service, the annual fee is $35 per family. 

RV Park addresses in Okaloosa County and surrounding counties are not eligible for free library cards. Annual fee is $35 per family. 

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1. Who may apply for a library card?