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.

Temporary library cards can be issued to individuals who reside in the Capital District area and are age 15 or older. Please email a completed application form to Driver’s license number must be provided on the library card application.

  • Temporary accounts will be set to expire in three months.
  • Your physical library card will be available for pick-up at the Circulation Desk. 
  • To get your physical card, 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.).  

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 others (including temporary accounts)2 items with restrictions

Using your library card

You may use your card at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library and at any public 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.