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Phone: Main: 845-563-3600 Branch: 845-566-0460

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Get An Adult Library Card

It’s easy to get a Library Card! Just stop by the Circulation Desk to fill out an application.
You may also use the online Adult Library Card Registation Form. We will email you your new library card number and you can choose to either receive the physical card through the mail or to pick it up at the Main Library.
Though we strive to get your card to you as soon as possible, please allow up to four weeks to receive it in the mail.

Please read the information below about eligibility, identification, updating or replacing a lost card.

Under 18? See Children’s and Teens’ Library Cards.

ELIGIBILITY

Newburgh Free Library Cards are issued to individuals who
1. live or own property in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District
or
2. work or go to school in the district and do not live in another Library area within the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS).
If you are not eligible, see Non-Newburgh Residents.

IDENTIFICATION

Patrons 18 and older need a photo ID and proof of their current physical address (e.g., a bill, pay stub, mail from a government agency, apartment lease, rent receipt, car insurance).

If you don’t have acceptable identification, see Internet Guest Passes.

UPDATING YOUR LIBRARY CARD

If your name or contact information changes, please stop by the Library’s Circulation Desk and we will update your record to keep your information as accurate as possible.

LOST, STOLEN OR DAMAGED CARDS

If you no longer have your card, promptly report the loss to the Library since you are responsible for all items checked out.

IF YOU HAVEN’T USED YOUR CARD

Library cards that haven’t been used within the last 5 years are deleted. If this happens to you, please see us for a new card. We’ll be glad you’re back!

USING YOUR LIBRARY CARD

You must present your library card for all transactions (borrowing, computer use, fee payment, etc). We do not look up borrower accounts. Loan periods and fees (subject to change) are listed below.

LOAN PERIODS & RENEWAL

The Newburgh Free Library sets different loan periods depending on the type of material (collection & format). The following is a general guideline for loan periods on items owned by the Newburgh Free Library and is subject to change.

item

max allowed

loan period

Books 50 14 or 21 Days
Audiobooks 5 21 Days
DVDs – Television Series & Movies for Adults 5 7 Days
DVDs – Juveniles 2 7 Days
Instructional DVDs 2 21 Days
Music CD 10 21 Days
Periodicals 5 7 Days (Juvenile & Adult)
Laptops 1 2 Hours
Adults with library cards can use a laptop in the library for one 2-hour session per day. To borrow a laptop, you must present your library card and photo ID. Laptops are checked out for 3 hours to allow time to pick up, set up, print and return the laptop.**Note – Computer users can have two active sessions per day, whether using a desktop computer, a laptop or both. The daily fine for laptops begins to accrue 1 hour after the time due. A laptop is considered to be lost at the end of the business day on which it was checked out.
External Battery Packs (Pack only, No cords) 1 2 Hours
Battery Packs are loaned to Adults with a Newburgh Free Library card for use within the library. The daily fine for battery packs begin to accrue 1 hour after the time due. A battery pack is considered to be lost at the end of the business day on which it was checked out.
Museum Passes 1 3 Days
Museum Passes are loaned to Adults with clean (no fines, or overdues) Newburgh Free Library cards. The maximum fine is $50 and passes are considered to be lost 7 business days after the due date.
MAX ALLOWED PER CARD 50

 

Although most materials can be renewed, some are restricted to one loan period. These include but are not limited to:
• Express (14-Day) Books
• Juvenile DVDs
• Periodicals
• Requested (Hold List) Items
• InterLibrary Loans from non-RCLS libraries

FINES & FEES

The Newburgh Free Library does not charge fines for most overdue materials, however, we do charge replacement costs for non-returned or damaged items. We do not accept direct replacement of the item.  Other libraries may charge an additional processing fee.

– The following is a general guideline for fines on items owned by the Newburgh Free Library and is subject to change.

service

fees

Adult Materials including: Books, Audiobooks and other printed materials Fine Free
Adult Media including: CDs, DVDs (Movies & TV Series), Instructional Media Fine Free
Juvenile Materials including: Books, Audiobooks and other printed materials Fine Free
Juvenile Media including: CDs and DVDs Fine Free
Laptop Computers, Hiking Kits, Battery Packs & Museum Passes $10/day
For maximums see under Loan Period

 

• Fees are as follows and are subject to change

service

fees

Photocopies Photocopies $0.15/page
Computer Printouts B/W $0.15/page
Color $0.50/page
Faxes $1.00/page

 

GROUP VISITS

We ask that groups larger than five who would like a tour of the library or to get library cards to please call 845-563-3610 at least one week in advance.

LOSS OF LIBRARY PRIVILEGES

You may not be able to check out materials if you owe more than $10.00 in charges of any type.

RESTORATION OF LIBRARY PRIVILEGES

Your borrowing privileges will be restored when your charges have been paid, including the return of any overdue item and payment for any lost items.

Do you have another question? Call Circulation Services 845-563-3600 or email jthomas@rcls.org.