City of Niceville Public Library
The library currently houses approximately 70,000 items, including dvdís, audios, videos, cdís, and print materials, and subscribes to 158 periodicals for our patronís reading and listening pleasure. 29 public use computer terminals with fiber optic connection are available, in addition to wifi capability. A special feature of the library is the 700 gallon salt-water aquarium located in the Florida/Local History area. The Youth Services department provides a variety of programming for children and their families. For information regarding activities and special events, click here: Niceville Public Library Website.


206 Partin Drive North
Niceville, FL 32578
Map & Directions


1500 Circulation Desk
1501 Director
1504 Reference Desk
1506 Tech Services
1514 Youth Services
Fax: 850.729.4053

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Library Director:
Sheila Bishop

Youth Services:
Martha Zimmerman

Library Hours of Operation
Tuesday & Thursday
Wednesday & Friday

Closed Sundays and some holidays

History of
the Niceville Public Library

On June 8, 1974, the City of Niceville opened the doors of Niceville’s first public library. Until then, the residents of Niceville had used the Valparaiso Community Library, with the City of Niceville paying a fee to Valparaiso for the library privileges.

The original facility was a two-story 4,500 square foot brick, glass, and metal building located on the corner of John Sims Parkway and Armstrong Avenue. In 1995, the City applied for a Construction Grant and began the planning process for a new building. Niceville joined the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative on October 1, 1997. The doors of our new 17,500 square foot library facility opened on August 3, 2000 in the Niceville Civic Complex.