Getting a Library Card

Okaloosa County residents may get a free Fort Walton Beach library card. Applicants need to show two things to apply– a photo ID and proof of residence, such as a current piece of mail, utility bill, car registration, or check book 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 when they provide proof of registration or a current college ID card. Winter visitors and temporary residents of Okaloosa County– a 6-month family library card for $20. This includes those residing less than 6 months out of the year in Okaloosa County, temporary military and motel or boat residents. TDY and relocating military may present a copy of orders. Residents of Walton, Santa Rosa and surrounding counties– $35 for a one-year family library card. Your full-privilege Ft. Walton Beach Library card is good at all of the other five libraries that make up the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative– Destin, Mary Esther, Valparaiso, Niceville, and Crestview libraries. Temporary cards and special cards may not be honored at other libraries for all services.

  • 18 and up – Adult Card
  • 16 to 18 – Eligible for an adult card, but parents must already have a card in the computer in good standing or the parent must be present to also register for a card.
  • 15 and under – Youth Card – no movies allowed on checkout.
  • 16 and up – eligible for a computer only card; no parent permission needed.
  • 15 and under – parent permission needed on file for computer use and a computer only card

Your full-privilege library card provides access to the library’s online catalog and account information. Your login is your barcode number and the PIN. The default PIN is changeme and should be changed when you first log in. Your library card is your key to the resources the FWB Library has to offer. In addition to borrowing library materials, your card will let you reserve a computer or search databases such as the Florida Electronic Library or HeritageQuest.