Public Library Card


Who is Eligible For a Card:


If you live or own property in Schenectady County, you are eligible for a free borrower's card, which may also be used at any public library in the Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Schoharie, Warren and Washington counties (members of SALS/MVLS).


Identification Requirements:


  • Individuals 13 years and older must present a driver's license and proof of current address or another picture ID and proof of current address.
  • Individuals 5-12 years old need their parent's or guardian's signature. If they don't have their own ID, a parent or guardian must present his/her ID.

Forms of ID & Current Address:

  • NYS driver's license or permit
  • Tax bill, utility bill, phone bill
  • Picture ID (company, school, organization, etc.)
  • Property deed
  • Lease or rent agreement
  • Report card
  • Notarized affidavit
  • Other official business documents
  • Pay stub
  • Passport or green card