The Library is now open for limited services with new hours. Click here for more information.

How to Get a Card

How to Apply

Fill out an application at Circulation or print out a completed library card application form and bring it will you to the Library during the limited open hours.

While the Library is open for limited hours due to COVID-19, temporary library cards will be issued to individuals who reside in the Capital District area and are age 15 or older. Please email a completed application form to cphlibrary@sals.edu. Driver’s license number must be provided.

  • Temporary accounts will be set to expire on September 1.
  • Your physical library card will be available for pick-up at the Circulation Desk when full Library hours resume. 
  • You will be required to show photo ID with current address OR photo ID and another document that shows proof of address (i.e. electric bill, car registration, etc.) in order to get your card.  

Checkout limits are subject to residency requirements.

Card Type (based on primary  residence)Checkout Limit
Library District residents99 items
Capital District residents who do not reside in the Library District99 items with restrictions
All others2 items with restrictions

Using your library card

You may use your card at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library and at any library in the following counties, subject to individual library policies: Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Washington, and Warren Counties.

Instructions to manage your account online.