About Your Library
How to Get a Card
To get a library card, you must live in the town of Haverstraw and be in the North Rockland School District. Bring proof of your
address and photo identification such as a driver's license or passport. On that day, you will be able
to borrow 2 items and your card will be mailed to your home. The library card is free. However, if you lose your
card, the cost for replacement is $5.00.
Your Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library (HKDPL) card will be accepted in all Rockland County Public
Libraries and all the libraries served by the Ramapo Catskill Library System.
Each library's policies, loan periods, and fines may vary.
Books and most other materials can be returned to any public library in Rockland County. Because we have a 24
hour check-in system, materials must be returned on the date they are due. Items returned the following morning
will be charged an extended use fee.
Books due on a snow day will not be charged a late fee. They will be due the following day.
NOTE: There is a $2.00 fine for each magazine returned in the automated slot. Please return magazines at the circulation
desk or into the blue book drop.
Library Card Q&A
Can I get an HKDPL Library card if I don't have a Photo ID?
No. You need a photo ID and proof that you live
within the library district. After showing photo ID and proof of residence, and filling out an application, you will
be allowed to check out 2 items. Your library card will be mailed to you. A P.O. Box is accepted for the mailing
address if a verifiable home address is included on the application.
What if I don't have a photo ID?
You'll be eligible for a limited access card.
What is limited access?
Your borrowing privileges are limited to the holdings of HKDPL. You are not allowed
to borrow items belonging to other libraries in the RCLS district.
How do I get a limited access card?
You must show proof of residence consisting of 2 pieces of mail, one
of which must be a credit statement, retail store bill, or utility bill sent to you within the past 3 months via
the U.S. Post Office showing an address within our library district, or provide a notarized proof of residency form.
Your card will be mailed to you. Nothing can be checked out of the library until you receive your card. No
What about cards for children?
Children through the eighth grade, accompanied by a parent or guardian
do not need ID other than the parent's or gaurdian's declaration that this is his/her child. The parent of guardian
must supply photo ID of himself/herself. If the surnames of the parent and child are different, proof is required
to verify the child resides with him/her. If a parent or guardian is registering his/her child for a card and the
child is not present, one of the following ID's must be shown: the child's birth certificate or the child's
social security card. The parent or guardian accepts full responsibility for all fines and damaged/lost items
charged against a minor child's account.
Loan Periods & Quantities
Express - 14 days; unlimited quantity
Adult Fiction & Non-fiction - 28 days; unlimited quantity
Children's & Young Adult - 14 days; unlimited quantity
Children's & Young Adult (School Projects) - 14 days; 3 per subject
Music CDs & Cassettes
14 days; limit 10 of each
Kits (Tapes/CDs and Books or Language Kits)
14 days; limit 10 of each
Nook or Kindle
14 days; 1 per card; must be in good standing; Haverstraw Library cardholders only
Magazines & Pamphlets
14 days; unlimited quantity
Videos & DVDs
DVD - 3 days; 8 per card (4 Teen and/or Children AND 4 Adult DVDs)
Children's & Young Adult DVD (instructional) - 7 days; 2 in addition to regular DVDs
Adult DVD (instructional) - 7 days; 7 in addition to regular DVDs
VHS/DVDs - 7 days; 7 per card
14 days; 4 per card
7 days; 2 per card; Haverstraw cardholders only at Main Library in Garnerville
3 days; 1 per family; must be in good standing; Haverstraw Library cardholders only
Loan Fines per Day
Please note that accrual of too many fines may limit your ability to borrow materials.
Videos, CD-ROMs, & Video Game Fines - $1.00
Nook or Kindle - $10.00
Adult Books - $0.10
Adult Magazines - $0.10
Adult Audio Materials - $0.10
Children's Audio Materials - $0.05
Children's Books - $0.05
Children's Magazines - $0.05
Museum Passes - $25.00
NOTE: There is a $2.00 fine for each magazine returned in the automated slot. Please return magazines at the circ desk or into the blue book drop.
Renewals can be made in person with the item and your library card, or you can renew your items from home by
logging into your account here
and follow the instructions below.
How to Renew Your Items
1) Enter your library card number and pin number.
2) Click on "Checked Out".
3) Check the boxes of the items you want renewed and click on the "Renew Selected" icon on the upper right.
Your items should now renew with new dates and a count of how many times your items has been renewed. If your item does not renew
automatically, that means that you cannot renew that item and it must be returned to the library.
Sign up for Email Notification! You will be notified of items
on hold that have come in, and of any overdue charges. It's fast, it's free, and more convenient than postal mail
or phone calls.