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.

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):

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.


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1. Who may apply for a library card?