Technology Resources

David Neal PC Instructional Lab
Take your training to the next level.




OCPLC cardholders can reserve the training Lab by calling 850-837-8572 or in person with Reference Librarian Will Rogers. Exceptions to the cardholder requirement can be made for local professional or community organizations; please call to find out more.

Training Lab reservations must be made during regular library operating hours. It is library policy to shut down and lock the Training Lab 15 minutes prior to our scheduled closing time. There is no cost associated with use of the Training Lab.

Download the full David Neal PC Instructional Lab use policies here.


Hardware in the Lab

  • Nine learner stations
  • Instructor station with personal computer hook-up
  • Smartboard
  • Digital projector

Software in the Lab

  • Windows 7
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Web Browsers


Cass/Carvel Digital Media Lab

Learn. Explore. Create.






OCPLC cardholders ages 16 and up can reserve the Digital Media Lab in 2-hour sessions by calling 850-837-8572 or in person at the circulation desk. Patrons under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult for the duration of their session.

Digital Media Lab reservations must be made during regular library operating hours. It is library policy to shut down and lock the Lab 15 minutes prior to our scheduled closing time. There is no cost associated with use of the Media Lab.

*Please note: patrons not planning to actively film or record may be scheduled simultaneously. If you are planning to actively film or record during your Media Lab session, please let staff know when you make your reservation.

Download the full Cass/Carvel Digital Media Lab use policies here.


Hardware in the Lab

  • Two dual-screen editing stations
  • Wacom digital drawing tablets
  • Blue Snowball tabletop microphones
  • Sound-dampening recording booth
  • Blue Yeti stand microphone with pop filter
  • Greenscreen kit and studio lighting
  • Canon Rebel Ti5 DSLR camera
  • Takstar camera-mounted microphone
  • Tripod
  • Calphone over-ear headphones

Software in the Lab
  • Full Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Blender 3D
  • Audacity
  • SketchUp
  • Microsoft Office 2013

Not sure where to start? Destin Library cardholders can visit Lynda.com to access hundreds of tutorial videos for all of the software and hardware we have available. Ask the staff for more information!

Ancestry.com Access Terminal

Genealogy research made easy.



Ancestry.com access terminal

As a patron of the Okaloosa Public Library Cooperative, you have access to the Destin Library's Ancestry.com subscription. This service can be used for in-depth genealogical research any time the library is open.

To access the Ancestry.com terminal, see the circulation desk staff. A valid photo ID and active OCPLC library card will be required.

It is library policy to shut down the Ancestry.com terminal 15 minutes prior to our scheduled closing time. There is no cost associated with use of the Ancestry.com terminal.

Visitors do not have access to Ancestry.com services.

For full Ancestry.com Terminal use policies, click here.


Ancestry.com Features
  • In-depth searches of vital statistics records, military service records, and census reports
  • Surname meaning search
  • Save and send your family tree

Public Access PCs

Because nobody should worry about Internet access.



Public Access Computers

Our 12 public access PCs are available for use by all library patrons, both cardholders and visitors. Sessions are limited to 2 hours except in special circumstances (to be determined by library staff prior to the initiation of your session). Two Express PC stations are available for quick printing or web searches.

Cardholders can use their 14-digit library card number, located beneath the barcode on the back of their library card, for their first sign-on of the day. Should they have to step away from the computers before their session is finished, they can request a guest pass for the balance of their session time.

Visitors will need to request a guest pass from the circulation desk. A valid photo ID is required for a guest pass to be issued.

The PC session reservation system automatically shuts down 15 minutes prior to our scheduled closing time. No computer sessions can be initiated after that time. Staff cannot override this feature.

For full Public Access PC use policies, click here.


Available Software
  • Windows 7
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Web browsers

Available Services/Hardware
  • Calphone over-ear headphones
  • Copy/print/scan
    • $.15/page black/white
    • $.25/page color
  • USB memory drive (available for in-house use only)