Getting 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. If not, applying for a library card is easy!


Pick up an application at the library, or print an application and fill it out before you come in. Please provide a valid photo I.D. with current address. The following types of unexpired photo I.D. 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 I.D. does not include your current local address, please provide a separate document that includes that information. 

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

Just moved here? Don’t have anything yet? Just here temporarily? No problem! We can give you a temporary card!

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!

18 and younger

A parent or guardian must show their own ID and sign registration forms for children under 18. The child should be old enough to write his/her name on the card.