Get a Library Card

Top Box- link to application

What types of identification are accepted?

     ·ValidFlorida or out-of-state driver’s license

     · Florida state photo ID

     · Valid passport

     · Student or work ID

What if I lost my card?

     Cards may be replaced for a fee of $3.00.

May I get a card if I do not live in Escambia County?

     · Non-resident cards are available to those who live outside Escambia County and do not qualify for a free card.  

     · Non-resident cards are available for an annual fee of $50.

What if I am staying in Escambia County for a period of time?        

Short-term library cards are available at no charge to those who…

    · are employed at a public or private school in Escambia County (card expires in one year)
     · are in the military and work at a military base in Escambia County (card expires in one year)
     · attend any public or private school in Escambia County and can provide a current class schedule or school ID

      (card expires at the end of each semester)
     · are visiting Escambia County for 3 or more weeks and can provide a lease agreement  (card expires at the end of  the lease period)

     · are in a treatment program in Escambia County and can provide an official letter verifying his or her address (card expires in three months)                

     · are living in an Escambia County shelter and can provide an official letter from the shelter verifying his or her address (card expires in three months)                           


How do I get a card for my child?

Children (0-12) and youth (13-17) may apply for a library card when their parent or legal guardian (with proper ID) accompanies them to the library.                


What do I need to know about my library card?

     · Present your card each time materials are borrowed.

     · WFPL cards may be used at any West Florida Public Library location. 

     · Each time a card is renewed, personal information will be updated and all fines and fees are to be paid in full.

How many items may I check out?

     ·Up to 15 books

     · Up to 4 books on CD

     · Up to 4 music CDs

     · Up to 4 DVDs

     · Up to 15 magazines

How much are fines and fees?

          Item Type                             Days on Loan                      Overdue Fines

     · Books and Magazines                  21                             20 cents per day/ $7 max

     · 7-Day Books                                7                              20 cents per day/ $7 max

     · CDs (Music & Audiobooks)            21                            20 cents per day/ $7 max

     · DVDs                                           7                             20 cents per day/ $7 max

     · Interlibrary Loans                   Varies by lender           See ILL Policy


For questions about borrowing items, please call the Circulation Department at (850) 436-5060.       

To view the complete Circulation Policy, Registration Policy and other library policies, click here.