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Borrowing Information

How to Get a Library Card​​

License or photo identification with current address is required to obtain a library card.  Two pieces of mail from your current address can be substituted.  

Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to obtain a library card.  

Library cards from any member library of the

Mohawk Valley Library System (MVLS) or Saratoga Adirondack Library System (SALS) are accepted here.

We have books, audiobooks, DVDs, magazines, and more available for borrowing.  

Borrowing Periods:

DVD                                                    1 week

New Fiction and Magazines           2 weeks

All other material                             4 weeks


Materials may be renewed, depending upon local library policies and if the material is requested by another patron.  Items can be renewed at the library, by phone, or in your online account.

Overdue Material Fines: 

DVD and VHS                                    $.25/day 

All other material                             $.10/day

Each overdue item accrues a maximum of $3.00 in fines.  Library cards that have fines of $5.00 or greater are blocked from use until the fees are paid.  Fines can be paid by cash or check. 

Ebooks, Eaudiobooks, and Emagazines are available for borrowing on the E-resource page.