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One Card = Six Libraries

Your card will be honored at all six of our libraries in Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Mary Esther, Niceville, Valparaiso and the Library Lending Machine in Baker.
Each library in the Cooperative issues its own cards. You may apply for a card at any library regardless of where you live in the county. Materials from all libraries can be delivered to the library you select for pickup.

Account Help - I have an account, but I can't log in
To log into your library account on ReadOkaloosa.org you will need your library account number (the number below the barcode on your library card, 14 digits, no spaces) and your PIN.

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Contact us
Need more login help? Forgot your account number? Expired account?
Email Us or call 850-609-5101.
If you include your full name and address, we will be able to access your information quickly. Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8-5

New Library Accounts - I don't have an account

Who qualifies for free membership? A person who lives in Okaloosa County, or who owns property and pays property taxes to Okaloosa County. Post office boxes or mailbox rental street addresses are not accepted as proof of living in the county.

I live in Okaloosa County, or own property and pay property tax to Okaloosa County.

Full Access Library Card: borrowing privileges in libraries plus all online services.
Apply in-person at a member library with accepted forms of identity and address verification.

Online Services Only Account: register online
Access all the online resources on ReadOkaloosa.org. This account does not provide borrowing privileges at libraries. Library staff will verify online registrations, and delete ineligible or duplicate accounts. 

Register Online

I don’t live in Okaloosa County

(Must apply in-person at a library)

Courtesy memberships are extended without fee to the following non-residents (with accepted documentation):

  • Active-duty military families living in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Walton counties (valid DoD ID card)
  • Students attending school in Okaloosa County (enrollment verification)
  • Education faculty at a school in Okaloosa County (employment verification)
  • Employees of Cooperative-member governments (employment verification)
  • Owner of a business operating in Okaloosa County (business license)

Paid memberships are available if you do not qualify for a courtesy account.

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).

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.

Library Locations

Crestview - 1445 Commerce Drive
850-682-4432
Director Jean McCarthy
Website

Destin - 150 Sibert Avenue
850-837-8572
Director Wen Livingston
Website

Ft Walton Beach - 185 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE
850-833-9590
Director Kimberly Ball
Website

Mary Esther - 100 W Hollywood Blvd.
850-243-5731
Director Sheila Ortyl
Website

Niceville - 206 N Partin Drive
850-279-6436 ext1500
Director Sheila Bishop
Website

Valparaiso - 459 Valparaiso Parkway
850-729-5406
Director Hope Willis
Website

Library Cooperative Office

Library Coordinator - Vicky Stever 850-609-5102 Email
Library Administrative Specialist - Dorothee Bennett 850-609-5101 Email
Headquarters location: 206 North Partin Drive, Niceville, Florida 32578

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Summer Reading 2022

One Card = Six Libraries

Your library card is your ticket to books, movies and events at our six member libraries in Crestview, Destin, Ft Walton Beach, Mary Esther, Niveville and Valparaiso. Each member library hosts their own unique summer reading program with activities and reading incentives.  For kids of all ages. 

Explore our website and browse library EVENTS

 

www.ReadOkaloosa.org/summer