A library card is required to check out materials and to use library computers. Library cards are free, and residents of the Village of Walden and/orTown of Montgomery residents with Walden mailing addresses are eligible to apply for a card. A library card through the Josephine-Louise library may be used at any of the libraries in the Ramapo Catskill Library system. (For a complete listing, visit RCLS.org ) Likewise, patrons from other system libraries are eligible to use our services, provided that they can present an updated bar-coded library card.
To register for a library card, patrons must appear in person and provide photo identification AND two proofs of address. Acceptable proofs of address include driver's license, utility bills, leases, rent receipts, checkbooks, and vehicle registrations. Library cards are a legal form of identification, and as such, they need to be backed up by other legal forms of ID. Cards cannot be issued without proper proof of address and identity.
Only the patron whose name appears on a library card is allowed to use that card to check out items. Children ages 5 to 17 are eligible to have their own cards, and parents are encouraged to sign them up. The parent must accompany the child and provide either his/her own library card, or appropriate identification.
Lost or stolen cards should be reported to the library immediately. There is a fee of $5.00 for the replacement of a lost card, and the number of allowed replacements may be limited. The library should also be informed of any changes in address or telephone number. Patrons should provide any changes in person at the main circulation desk. Proof of a new address is required.