Getting a Library Card and Check Out Policies

Who is Eligible?

All persons residing in the Town of Kent are entitled to a Kent Library card, free of charge. Persons residing outside the Town of Kent, but within the Mid-Hudson Library System, may also apply for a library card if they do not already have a card through Mid-Hudson Library System. Their library account will be coded to indicate the town where they reside, and their information will be sent to their home library. Scroll down for a full list of the libraries in the Mid-Hudson Library System.

Kent Library Card

To Apply in Person:

Request an application at the circulation desk. You must present photo identification with proof of your address. If your photo ID does not list your current address, you may bring in an official piece of mail to verify your address. In the case of a child having no identification, a parent or official guardian must be present and verify proof of address.

You will receive your library card as soon as the application is complete. You may begin checking out materials right away! Your library card can also be used in any library within the Mid-Hudson Library System.

To Apply Online (Self-Registration):

Patrons can register for a library card online, via the form below which quickly allows you to access digital content through Overdrive and Libby, and for Kent residents, Hoopla and Kanopy.

Once the form is submitted, please allow up to 3 business days for a library representative to get back to you with your library Barcode Number and temporary PIN.

You will need to pick up the physical card in order to check out items from the library. The card can be picked up anytime during regular library business hours, and upon presentation of ID and address verification.

The guidelines for library card eligibility can be found on this same page.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BE A RESIDENT WITHIN THE MID-HUDSON LIBRARY SYSTEM LOCATED IN NEW YORK STATE. 

For Borrowing Rules CLICK HERE

Wondering how long you can keep that DVD you took out? Find out about our borrowing periods, overdue fines, and policies for lost or damaged items.

Replacement Cards:

If your library card is lost, you may be issued a new card for a fee of $2.00.

Please contact the library with any questions, 845-225-8585.

Other libraries where you can use your new Kent Library card:

 

Putnam County

Brewster

Carmel

Cold Spring

Garrison

Kent

Mahopac

Patterson

Putnam Valley

 

Greene County

Athens

Cairo

Catskill

Coxsackie

Greenville

Haines Falls

Hunter

Palenville

Windham

 

Ulster County

Clintondale

Highland

Hurley

Kingston

Marlboro

Milton

New Paltz

Phoenicia

Pine Hill

Plattekill

Rosendale

Saugerties

Stone Ridge

Town oft Esopus

Town of Ulster

West Hurley

West Shokan

Woodstock

Dutchess County

Amenia

Beacon

Beekman

Clinton

Dover Plains

East Fishkill

Fishkill

Hyde Park

LaGrange

Millbrook

NorthEast-Millerton

Pawling

Pine Plains

Pleasant Valley

Poughkeepsie

Red Hook

Rhinebeck

RhineCliff

Staatsburg

Stanford

Tivoli

Wappingers Falls

 

Columbia County

Canaan

Chatham

Claverack

Germantown

Hillsdale

Hudson

Kinderhook

Livingston

New Lebanon

North Chatham

Philmont

Valatie

You can also use your card online!