As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID19), the Library will be temporarily closed. Click here for more information.

How to Get a Card

How to Apply

While the Library is closed 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.  Fill out a library card application and email the completed application to cphlibrary@sals.edu. Driver’s license number must be provided.

  • Temporary accounts will be set to expire on April 30, 2020.
  • After the Library re-opens, your physical library card will be available for pick-up at the Circulation Desk. 
  • 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.