Visiting the area? Find out more about us from our mission to our rich history in the historic Hudson Valley.
New to the community? Learn how to become a Haverstraw Library card member and how to check your account online.
Be in the know about loan periods and quantities, loan fines, renewals and how to get email notices of holds and overdue items. Be sure to sign up to our email newsletter!
Need to get in touch? Email us or give us a call at (845) 786-3800 during operating hours.

Our Mission Statement

The Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library's mission is to provide the community with educational, cultural, recreational, and entertainment resources through its collection of materials, programs, and other resources that it makes available.

Audio Books

How to Get a Library Card

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.

Library Card Q&A

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.

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How to Check Your Library Account Online

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.

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Loan Periods & Quantities

Item Type Maximum Limit Loan Period HKDPL Cardholders Only
"Express" New Books unlimited 2 weeks  
Adult Fiction and Non-fiction unlimited 4 weeks  
Young Adult Fiction and Non-fiction unlimited 2 weeks  
Adult Books on CD and Playaway audiobooks 10 2 weeks  
Adult Entertainment DVDs (New) 4 3 Days  
Adult Entertainment DVDs 10 1 week  
Adult Non-fiction DVDs unlimited 1 week  
Adult Music CDs and Kits (Books or language Kits) 10 2 weeks  
Magazines and Pamphlets unlimited 2 weeks  
Puzzles and Board Games 4 2 weeks *no renewals  
Museum Passes 1 per family 3 Days *no renewals yes
Tablets 1 per family 2 weeks *no renewals yes
VR Headsets 1 per family 2 weeks *no renewals yes
Children's Fiction and Non-fiction unlimited 2 weeks  
Children's School Project subjects 3 per subject 2 weeks  
Children's Books on CD and Playaway audiobooks 10 2 weeks  
Children's Entertainment DVDs (New) 4 3 Days  
Children's Entertainment and Non-fiction DVDS unlimited 1 week  
Children's Music CDs and Kits (Books or language Kits) 10 2 weeks  
Video Games 2 1 week *no renewals  
Children's Playaway Views 1 2 weeks  
Children's Playaway Launchpads 1 2 weeks yes
Nintendo Switch system 1 per family 2 weeks *no renewals yes
Library card accounts are limited to 50 items total
Finkelstein Memorial Library cardholders are limited to 10 items total

Loan Fines per Day

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
  • CD-ROMs - $1.00
  • DVD and Videos - $1.00
  • eReaders - $10.00
  • LEGO Set - $1
  • Museum Passes - $10.00
  • Nintendo Switch - $1.00
  • Puzzles - $1.00
  • Tablets - $10.00
  • Video Games - $1.00
  • VR Headset - $1.00

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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.

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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.

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Email Notification

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.

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Reach Out to Us At:

Main Library

  • 10 West Ramapo Road
  • Garnerville, NY 10923
  • Telephone: (845) 786-3800
  • Fax: (845) 786-3791

Village Branch

  • 85 Main Street
  • Haverstraw, NY 10927
  • Telephone: (845) 429-3445
  • Fax: (845) 429-7313