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Get a Library Card

If you already have a card for any public library in the Southern Adirondack Library System or Mohawk Valley Library System, you can use it here.

Library cards expire every 3 years and must be renewed.

Lost cards should be reported as soon as possible, as cardholders will be held responsible for any materials checked out on their card. There is no charge to replace a lost library card!

Getting a card for Adults (18+)

Pick up an application at the library, or print an adult application and fill it out before you come in.

Valid photo identification with current address is required. The following types of unexpired photo ID are acceptable:

  • government agency issued identification card
  • passports from any country
  • any state driver’s license
  • any state or city identification card
  • Employer badge or identification card
  • school identification card

If the photo ID does not include your current local address, please provide a separate document (lease agreement, bill, bank statement, etc.) that includes that information. 

For details about acceptable alternative forms of ID, call the library at (518) 682-2495 or (518) 899-2285, M-F 10-8, Sat 10-3.

Getting a Card for a Youth (under 18)

To get a card for a minor, a parent or other guardian will need to fill out a Youth application, show their ID, and accept responsibility for items checked out on the card.

Temporary Cards

Just moved here? Don’t have anything yet? Just here temporarily? No problem!

We can give you a temporary card, and upgrade it to a permanent card once you have your local ID or address.

Online Sign-up

To sign up for a temporary card online visit the Southern Adirondack Library System’s registration page.

Temporary online cards expires 60 days after signup unless verified in person at the library, and allows access to digital loans and resources that require a card number.

Bring a photo ID (see list of acceptable types) to the library to verify your information and receive a permanent, physical library card.


Internet-connected public computers are available at both branches of the Round Lake Library. No library card is needed, but you must sign a one-time form agreeing to abide by our Internet Access Policy.

A 30-minute limit is enforced when people are waiting to use a computer.

The internet is accessible on the public computers through Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Foxfire. Programs installed on public computers include Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel, and Ancestry Library Edition.

Please bring your own USB drive, as you cannot save files on the computers. A USB drive can be purchased at the desk for $3 cash.

Black & white printing is available for 20¢ per page, color for 50¢. Printing is offered at no cost for K-12 and GED students printing homework, and for tax forms (not instruction booklets).


Wireless internet access is offered at both branches of the Round Lake Library. You can connect with any wifi-capable device, including laptops, cell phones, and tablets.

Our wireless networks are unsecure, and caution should be exercised when transmitting sensitive information or using devices without appropriate security features.

Wireless printing is not available at this time; all printing must be done from the public computers or a USB drive.

Printing & Copying

***NO Credit or Debit Cards Accepted***

  • 20¢ per page for black & white
  • 50¢ per page for color
  • Free for K-12 school assignments
  • Paper sizes available:
    • Letter: 8.5 inches x 11 inches
    • Legal: 8.5 inches x 14 inches
    • Ledger/Tabloid: 11 inches x 17 inches
  • Printing can be done from the public computers or a USB flash drive.
    • Any Microsoft Office file formats (Word .doc/.docx, Powerpoint .ppt/.pptx, Excel .xls*, etc.) or proprietary formats must be printed from the computers, or saved as a PDF to be printed directly from a flash drive
  • Wireless printing from mobile devices is not available


***NO Credit or Debit Cards Accepted***

Faxing costs:

  • $1 per page outgoing
  • 20¢ per page incoming
  • Free cover sheets are available upon request.
  • Faxing is free for job applications.


Free– bring your own USB drive or purchase one for $3.

Scans can be saved to PDF (regular and compact), JPG, TIFF, PPTX, and XPS (regular and compact).

Scan-to-email is not available.

Meeting Room

The Round Lake Library’s Malta Branch has a meeting room available for public use, suitable for up to 10 people.

It is available for community organizations, study groups, non-profits, gaming groups, or some peace and quiet.

Register at the front desk in Malta or call 682-2495 to check room availability and to request a reservation.

See our Meeting Room Policy for full use details.

Notary Services

The Round Lake Library offers Notary Public Services free of charge.

Please call the library in advance to make an appointment. Only certain staff members are able to notarize, and are not always available.


  • DO NOT sign your document in advance; signature must be completed in the presence of a notary.
  • Entire document must be present and completed, except the signature.
  • A valid, government-issued photo ID is required.
  • The Library cannot supply witnesses; you must provide your own.
  • Notary services are limited. Notaries at the library cannot sign I-9 Forms, wills, codicils, mortgage documents, deeds, living wills, living trusts, or any document not in English.
  • Notaries cannot certify the authenticity of a document, or provide legal advice or counseling regarding documents.
  • New York State does not allow notaries to “certify copies”.
  • Library staff reserves the right to refuse notary services at their discretion.

Para hablantes de español: En algunos países de habla hispana, un Notario Público es un asesor legal profesional. Pero en los Estados Unidos, un “Public Notary” no cumple con la misma función legal.

Senior Outreach

The Round Lake Library is proud to serve the Malta Community in many different ways.

Our Senior Outreach Service visits local senior housing facilities and offers a book delivery service to residents.  A staff member currently makes 1 -2 visits a month.  This service allows those residents to request specific items, read current fiction and nonfiction, and access library services outside of the library.

We currently visit the following resident facilities:

  • Home of the Good Shepherd
  • Highpointe Apartments

For more information on this program please contact the Round Lake Library at (518) 682-2495.