How to get a

Library Card

Finkelstein Memorial library cards are 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 by presenting a valid photo ID and proof of 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

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/ERCSD School Registration papers
  • Valid Birth Certificate
  • Current ERCSD School Report Card/with child’s name and address(if not ERCSD)

And one of the following for proof of residence in ERCSD with your name and address: (current= <30days) (Using electronic devices is acceptable to show proof of residence from this column.)


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


  • Current gas and electric/oil bill (O&R)
  • Current cable TV bill (Cablevision, FIOS, Direct TV, etc.)
  • Current property tax bill
  • Current home telephone bill (i.e., Verizon, Optimum, etc.)
  • Current water bill (United Water)
  • Current broadband/internet service provider bill (i.e., Verizon, AOL, etc.)
  • Current mortgage loan bill
  • Current voter’s card
  • Current bank statement(mailed to you)
  • Current Credit Card Statement(mailed to you)
  • Current social services letter statement from the county (mailed to you)
  • Current auto insurance cards/statement(mailed to you)
  • Current W-2 tax statement (mailed to you) or Current official pay stub
  • Current cellular phone bill (mailed to you)

Library Policy 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.
  • 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.