Getting a Library Card

A Library Card Opens DoorsYour library card is your key to the resources and services of the Finkelstein Memorial Library. In addition to borrowing library materials (books, DVDs, CDs, etc), your card allows you to use our high speed computers, download digital media (eBooks, etc.), search our premium online databases, watch movies on Hoopla, take out free museum passes and more.

Finkelstein Memorial library cards are FREE and available to all residents and property owners in the East Ramapo Central School District.

Library cards are valid at all public libraries in the Ramapo Catskill Library System.

Library cards can be obtained at the Library's front desk by presenting a valid photo ID and proof of East Ramapo Central School District (ERCSD) address with your name.

Please call us if you have any questions. 845-352-5700, ext. 250 or stop by the Circulation desk as you enter the Library.

Anyone 18 yrs. or older must present a valid photo ID.


The following are acceptable for a valid photo ID:

  • MV Driver's License
  • MV Non-driver's photo ID
  • Passport/Consulate Card
  • ERCSD School Photo ID (14 - 17 yrs of age) 

** If a 14- 17 yr old or older person does not have a ERCSD School Photo ID, then Children 5- 13 yrs old Rule applies (below).


And ONE (1) of the following for proof of residence in ERCSD with your name and address: (current= < 30 days)

Or TWO (2) of the following for proof of residence in ERCSD with your name and address: (current= < 30 days)

Current gas and electric/oil bill (O&R)

Current voter's card

Current cable TV/digital TV bill (Cablevision, FIOS, Direct TV, etc.)

Current bank statement (mailed)

Current property tax bill

Current Credit Card Statement (mailed)

Current home telephone bill (i.e., Verizon, Optimum, etc.)

Current social services letter statement from the county (mailed)

Current water bill ( United Water)

Current auto insurance cards/statement

Current broadband/internet service provider bill (i.e., Verizon, AOL, etc. )

Current W-2 tax statement (mailed )or

Current official pay stub

Current mortgage loan bill

Current cellular phone bill (mailed)


** Rules for Children 5 yrs- 13 yrs of age or older

Children must have a resident parent or legal guardian present with them to sign for a new registration or a replacement card plus one or both of the following:

  • Current East Ramapo Central School District Bus Pass
  • Valid Birth Certificate
  • Current School Report Card


Library Policies pertaining to your library card

A library card is issued to you, the individual, to uniquely identify you as a registered borrower.

Library cards are not transferable to anyone else. Staff may request photo ID.

You are responsible for all materials borrowed with your card and for materials borrowed by your minor child (17yrs and under).

You are responsible for any late fines and charges.

A lost card should be reported immediately.

Borrowers are responsible for materials taken out with their cards until the card is reported lost or stolen.

A replacement card may be obtained with photo ID and payment of $2.00.

You must have your card in order to check out any library material. In the event that you forget your card, FML card holders may still check out items with valid photo ID and payment of $1.00.

When you sign your application and when you use your card, you indicate your acceptance of library policies, including those referred to above.

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