Obtaining a Library Card

A library card is required to check out material and for certain other services. Library cards will be issued to those who reside or own property in the Clarkstown School District and live in Congers, Bardonia or New City. We require a picture ID and 2 proofs of residency (utility bills or government issued mail) for membership and a completed application form. We accept a parent or guardian’s ID to register a minor child; the child must be present at the time of registration. All minor children enrolled in Clarkstown School District are eligible to receive a card at New City Library with proof of school registration. Click here to begin the online application.

Replacing a Lost Card

Report lost cards immediately to insure the safety of your library account. Borrowers are responsible for all material checked out on their card until reported to the Circulation Department. A replacement is issued at the library with a picture ID and one proof of address. There is a $1 charge.

Renewing your account

Adult cards expire every 3 years and renewing is done at the library. A picture ID and one proof of address is required to update. Renewing gives us the opportunity to ensure your contact information is correct.

Late Fees and Borrowing Information

Material returned after the due date is charged a late fee each day the item(s) are overdue. Patrons who provide us with an email address receive due date reminders 3 days before material is due. Most material is renewable; exceptions are material on hold for another patron; 7 day books; no-hold DVDs; new audiobooks and certain other material. Accounts with an unpaid balance of $10 or more are prevented from borrowing or renewing.

Item Type Maximum Limit Loan Period Overdue Charge per day Renewals allowed
7 Day books 2 1 week .25¢ 0
Circulating Reference 2 3 days $1.00 0
New Adult books * 2 weeks .10¢ 2
Older Adult books * 4 weeks Fine Free 2
Audio books 10 4 weeks Fine Free 2 (older)
No-hold DVDs 2 3 days $1.00 0
e-Readers 1 2 weeks $1.00 2
CDs 10 2 weeks .10¢ 2
3-day DVDs 5 3 days $1.00 2
Entertainment DVDs 10 1 week Fine Free 2
Non-fiction DVDs 5 2 weeks $1.00 2
Games 10 (all types)  1 week $1.00 2
J audio kits 10 4weeks .10¢ 2
New Juvenile print 10 4 weeks .05¢ 2
Older Juvenile print * 4 weeks Fine Free 2
Launch pads 1 2 weeks $1.00 0
Museum Pass 1 @ family 2 nights $10.00 0
*New City Library cardholders are limited to 50 items, but there is no limit up to 50 on these collections.

Lost or Damaged Material

Patrons who lose or damage library material will be charged the price listed in our records. Prices from online booksellers are not accepted nor do we accept replacement copies. The library does not issue refunds for paid items.

Museum Passes

New City Library has passes to several cultural venues for Clarkstown residents in good standing; visitor information and online booking up to thirty in advance is available on our website.  Find out more by clicking here.