Getting a Library Card

Library Cards:

Cards will be issued to any resident of New York State who can provide two forms of identification, one of which includes your current address. Valid forms of identification include a driver’s license or a state issued non-drivers ID with your current address, an ID card or badge with your name typed (NOT written) on it, mail with your name and current address printed on it and a postmark within the past 30 days.

If you do not have these forms of ID please check at the Check Out desk to see what else you can use. If necessary a postcard can be sent to your address for verification.

For Your Information…

  • You may not hold more than one valid library card from any of the 29 libraries in the Upper Hudson Library System. All cards are interchangeable between member libraries, and can be used at any of the locations (some restrictions may apply at some locations for patrons who reside outside of Albany and Rensselaer counties). If necessary you can replace your card for a charge of $1.00, but you must show a picture ID in order to do so.
  • If your card is lost or stolen let us know immediately. You are responsible for materials charged on your card by anyone.
  • You must inform us of any name, telephone, or address change as soon as it occurs.

Troy Public Library is part of the Upper Hudson Library System. Your Troy Public Library card is accepted at most public libraries in Rensselaer and Albany counties.