Your Library Card
Who is eligible for a library card?
Resident library cards may be issued to a person who is a resident of the Library District and who presents proof of identity and address. Non-resident library cards may be issued to all other NYS residents who provide proof of identity and address. Some materials are only available or have priority for patrons who live or own property in the library district service area. For more information, see frequently asked questions.
How can I get a library card?
Library card applications are processed at the Circulation Desk. To apply for a card, print a completed library card application form or stop at the Circulation Desk and pick up a form. You will need to provide a photo ID with your current address or a photo ID and another item such as mail, checkbook, lease agreement, etc. showing your current address. The Library does not accepted applications which are mailed in, nor does it mail cards. A parent's or guardian's signature is also required for patrons under 12.
Anyone who lives in the Capital District may apply for a card, however, some restrictions will apply. Please see library borrowing policies for information on borrowing, reserves and Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
What can I do with my library card?
Your library card is the key to a wide range of services provided by the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, including internet access and a wealth of information available in online databases. Your library card also gives you access to your Patron Account, where you can renew and reserve materials and update your personal information (address, phone number, etc.)
Where can I use my library card?
Your library card may be used at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library plus any other public library that is a member of SALS or MVLS. These library systems serve Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Washington and Warren Counties.
Do library cards expire?
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library cards expire every 3 years. If you have a card that has expired, you will need to come into the library with a photo ID and your current address and we will update your account. You will not need to get a new library card unless you have misplaced your current card.