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Who Can Register for a Library Card?
Residents of Columbia, Greene, Dutchess, Ulster, and Putnam Counties may register for a Mid-Hudson Library System library card at the Hudson Area Library. Your card may be used at any library in the Mid-Hudson Library System.

How Do I Apply for a Card?
Fill out a Library Card Registration Form at the library. This form requests basic contact information, birth date, and signature. Submit the form to a library staff member along with the following:

  • Photo identification (driver’s license, benefits card, passport, or residency card)
  • Address verification (recently received mail, bill, or pay stub with your name and address)

Children and young adults under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who can sign the form and provide photo identification and address verification.

What If I Lose My Card?
It is your responsibility to immediately report a lost or stolen library card. As a cardholder, you are responsible for all materials checked out on your card until reported lost or stolen.

The first replacement library card is free; thereafter, replacement library cards are $1.00. Photo identification is required for card replacement.