How to Get a Library Card


Q: Who can get a library card?
A: Library cards are given free to anyone over the age of 3 who lives, works or attends school or owns property in the City of Peekskill or many areas of the Town of Cortlandt. Children from age 3 - 11 are given library cards from the Children's Department, young adults aged 12 - 17 are issued teen cards, and adults 18+ are issued adult cards.

Q: How do I get a library card?
A: To apply for a library card simply complete this form in (English or Spanish) and bring it with you in person to the library. Or come to the library and fill out the form available at the circulation desk.  Acceptable proofs of identification (English or Spanish) for a new library card are required. You can also apply online. To apply for a card online, click here:

Q: What are acceptable proofs of identification?
A: If you bring a government-issued ID that has your picture and current address, that 's all you need, 

Otherwise, two forms of ID are required. We need to verify your identity with a picture ID such as a passport, driver's license, or school ID with picture. We also need to verify your current address,  You can use a driver's license, telephone bill, utility bill, check book, etc. 

Q: How long does it take?
A: With proper identification, your new library card is available in only a few minutes while you wait.

Q: Where can I use my card?
A: The Field Library card may be used in any Westchester County Public Library. The card must be presented whenever materials are checked out, and you are responsible for anything checked out on your card.

Q: What if I lose my card?
A: You can easily replace a lost card. Come to the library, provide identification and apply for a replacement. There is a $1.00 replacement fee.