To get a library card, you must live in the town of Haverstraw and be in the North Rockland School District (NRCSD). A library card is free for new applicants. The replacement cost for a lost library card is $2.00.
To apply in person, bring proof of your address and photo identification such as a driver's license or passport. You will receive your library card on the same day.
To apply online, please fill out the following form. Staff will respond and confirm receipt of your registration. Please respond with your photo ID and proof of residence. After we verify your photo ID and residence, you should receive your card in the mail in a few days.
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 (RCLS). Each public library's policies, loan periods, and fines may vary.
Can I get an HKDPL Library card if I don't have a Photo ID?
No. You will 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 exceptions.
What about cards for children?
Children five years or older, accompanied by a parent or guardian, may sign up for a library card. The parent or 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. The parent or guardian accepts full responsibility for all fines and damaged/lost items charged against a minor child's account.
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.
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
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
DVDs (New) - 3 days; 8 per card (4 Teen and/or Children AND 4 Adult DVDs)
DVDs - 7 days; 7 per card
Instructional Children's & Young Adult DVDs - 7 days; 2 in addition to regular DVDs
Instructional Adult DVDs - 7 days; 7 in addition to regular DVDs
14 days; 4 per card
7 days; 2 per card
3 days; 1 per family; must be in good standing; Haverstraw Library cardholders only
Tablets & eReaders
14 days; 1 per family; must be in good standing; Haverstraw Library cardholders only
Please note that accrual of too many fines may limit your ability to borrow materials. There is also a $2.00 fine for each magazine returned in the automated book return slot. Please return magazines at the Circulation Desk or into the blue book drop bin located outside of the Library.
Board games, tablets, and eReaders must be returned to the Adult Reference Desk. Lost parts will result in a replacement fee.
- Adult Audio Materials - $0.10
- Adult Books - $0.10
- Adult Magazines - $0.10
- Board Games - $1.00
- Children's Audio Materials - $0.05
- Children's Books - $0.05
- Children's Magazines - $0.05
- Museum Passes - $10.00
- Nook or Kindle eReaders - $10.00
- Tablets - $10.00
- Videos, CD-ROMs, & Video Game Fines - $1.00
Renewals can be made in person with the item and your library card or through the phone; calling either the Main Library at (845) 786-3800 or the Village Branch at (845) 429-3445. You may also 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.
Did you know that you can check your library account online? That you can change your PIN number, place holds, renew items, and find out when items are due? Do these and more right from the comfort of your home!
How to Log into Your Account & What You May Find
To check your library account, first hit the Account button on our menu bar above or go straight or our Library Catalog under Find Information and click on My Account. Enter your 14 digit library card number and enter your PIN number. Your PIN number is the last 4-digits of your telephone number we have on record. Having problems? Come to the library and we'll be more than happy to help walk you through the steps.
How to Put Holds on DVD's with Multiple Volumes
1. Log in to your account.
2. Search for your item.
3. Hit the "Place Hold" button.
4. Scroll to the right and under "volume," press the down arrow and select which disc(s) you want.
5. Complete the hold request by selecting the "Place Hold(s)" button. A confirmation will appear and your hold will now appear in your account.