The Destin Library provides a safe place for selecting materials, reading, researching, studying, writing, and attending Library or community sponsored programs and meetings. The library is supported by city and county taxpayers and, as part of the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative, extends free services to the entire county population. Get an introduction to the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative here.
The Destin Library was founded in 1940 as a volunteer-run community lending library, starting with only 200 donated volumes. The library grew over time and was incorporated into the City of Destin government as a department in 1989 before moving to the current location in 2003. For more information about the library see our detailed history here.
The Destin Library provides a material collection which supports the community’s need for information, both personal and business-related. An extensive collection of recreational reading materials is available in regular-print, large-print, digital and electronic formats. The entire collection is in a continual process of reevaluation, with outdated, overly worn and unused items removed to make room for current, up to date materials in a variety of formats. See our Collection Development Policy in the top right corner of the page for more information on how our collections are maintained.
Free library cards are issued to residents or property owners in Okaloosa County. Minimal fees are charged to out of county patrons and seasonal visitors. For more detailed information about membership qualifications, costs, and benefits click here.