How to Obtain a Library Card
Any person who lives, works, or attends school in Westchester County may have a free library card. To apply for a library card, simply present identification to verify the current address. Library cards are issued immediately with proof of address.
Library cards issued by the Hendrick Hudson Free Library may be used in any Westchester County Public Library. The card must be presented whenever materials are checked out. You are responsible for any materials borrowed on your card.
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Apply online below!
Library Card Application
Include E-mail address only if this is how you want to be notified that items are being held.
If your “home” library is other than the Hendrick Hudson Free Library, this information will be sent to that library, and a card will be issued from there. When you apply for a library card, you accept responsibility for all materials borrowed on the card and for all charges associated with its use. Please do not lend your card. Report its loss immediately. Give prompt notice of an address change.
Q: Who can get a library card?
A: Library cards are given free to anyone of any age who lives, works, or attends school in the Hendrick Hudson School District or lives in the Town of Cortlandt and is in the Lakeland School District.
Q: How do I get a library card?
A: To apply for a library card, simply come to the library in person with proof of residency, or complete this form on-line and submit it to the E-mail address listed.
Q: What will I need to bring as proof of residency?
A: We need to verify your current address, which can be found on identification such as a driver’s license, telephone bill, utility bill, etc. For on-line registrations, your card will be mailed to you, and that acts as your proof of residency.
Q: How long does it take?
A: With proper identification, your new card is available in only a few minutes while you wait.
Q: Where can I use my card?
A: Your library card may be used in any Westchester County Public Library. The card must be presented whenever materials are checked out, and you are responsible for anything borrowed on your card.
Q: What if I lose my card?
A: You can easily replace a lost card. Come to the library, provide identification proof, and apply for a replacement.