Welcome to the Fort Walton Beach Library!

The Fort Walton Beach Library is your gateway to a world of knowledge and enrichment. Our mission is straightforward: to make life better through the library. We believe in the power of open access to information and the transformative potential of reading, literacy, and lifelong learning.

Discover What We Offer:

Explore Our Collections: 

Immerse yourself in a wealth of physical and digital resources, all available for your use. 

Connect with Technology: 

Access cutting-edge technology and digital resources to enhance your learning and exploration.

Engage and Learn: 

Participate in a vibrant community of learners through our diverse library programs. 

Join us in our continuous journey to empower our community with resources and positive experiences that foster growth and enrich lives. At the Fort Walton Beach Library, we believe that life is indeed better with the library. 

Proud Member of the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative (OCPLC)

To search our titles, manage your account, renew items and place holds, access our online catalog

For program and event information, please call the library, visit our Facebook page, or the ReadOkloosa event calendar for the latest updates.

Our library offers a wide array of classes, programs, and events designed to serve our community. Stay informed by signing up for our monthly newsletter

Explore What the Library Provides:


Hot New Releases Await: Get your hands on popular new books and movies. (You may need to place a hold on some new releases due to their popularity)

Your Passport ot Reading: Enjoy a free library card membership if you are a resident of Okaloosa County. 

Digital Treasures: Dive into our digital library via the Libby app. Access a treasure trove of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines for both children and adults. 

Computers, Printing, and Wi-Fi:

Connect Seamlessly: Access free Wi-Fi throughout the library.

Surf and Print: Utilize our computers with Internet access and affordable black and white printing (20¢ per page). Black and white copying also available at 20¢ per page.

Unlock the Archives: Delve into history with Northwest Florida Daily News microfilm dating back to 1915 to August 2010. Search particular events or obituaries. 

Get Involved by Participating in: 

Young Explorers: Spark your child's curiosity with our engaging children's programs.

STEAM Adventures: Embark on exciting STEAM journeys, where science, technology, engineering, arts, and math converge.

Storytime Adventures: Nurture young minds with enriching tales during our Story Time sessions, preparing them for school and learning. 

Reading Programs: 

For kids: Young readers can explore captivating stories, earn rewards, and keep their reading skills sharp during the summer break. Join themed reading adventures, attend fun events and unlock achievements. 

For grown-ups: Adults can also join the challenge, discover new books, and enjoy the pleasures of reading. 

Give Back:  Discover fulfilling volunteer opportunities within our thriving community.

Diverse Programming: Explore a wide range of enriching programs and cultural events that cater to all ages and interests.

Learn and Find Help:

Shape Your Career: Find career and job help with free live online resume, life coach and interviewing help.

Study Smarter: Get homework and study help with free live tutoring support.

Unlock Knowledge: Access a selection of research databases through the Florida Electronic Library.


Notary Service: We offer free notary services to help you with your document needs.

Passport Processing: Apply for your passport right here at our Passport Acceptance Facility.

Test Proctoring: We provide free test proctoring services to accommodate your educational needs. 


Artistic Expression: Experience the beauty of community art displays within our walls. 

Book Club Enjoyment: Join our monthly book clubs for lively literary discussions.

Study and Meet:

Quiet Retreat: Enjoy free individual study rooms to concentrate on your work.

Gather and Collaborate: Rent a meeting room for your group gatherings and events.

Discover the wealth of services and resources we offer at the Fort Walton Beach Library. We are here to enhance your learning, support your research, and bring the community together.