Get a Library Card

JLPL temporary library cards are available during the COVID-19 closure

Cards will only be valid until the library reopens. You must provide proof of identification and residency to the library to keep the card active when regular library service resumes.

To get your library card at Josephine-Louise Public Library you must have a Walden mailing address, and be able to verify permanent residency with one of the following: a driver’s license with photo and current address or 2 proofs of your current mailing address (bill, insurance card, lease, etc.) or a recent report card or photo ID with current address  for students

For a child to get a card, a parent or guardian must have a library card, and agree to be responsible for all materials the child borrows. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at walcirc@rcls.org.

Who Can Apply

The Josephine-Louise Public Library can issue library cards to residents of the Village of Walden, and to residents of the Town of Montgomery who have Walden mailing addresses. Library users living in other areas must apply for cards in their hometown libraries before borrowing Walden library materials or using Walden library computers.

Children over the age of 5 and under the age of 18 are eligible for cards, but their parents must accompany them to the library at the time of application.

How to Apply

Anyone wishing to receive a library card must register in person at the main circulation desk. Library cards are issued any time during library hours, and the library requires one form of photo identification, and two proofs of a Village of Walden address at the time of application.

(Children’s library cards require identification and proof of address from the parent or guardian, not the child.)

Using Your Library Card

To use library services and materials, a library card must be presented. Only the individual whose name appears on the card is entitled to use that card to access services or materials. Library staff has the right to deny use of library computers, or checking out of materials if a card is not presented by its rightful owner. For more information on library card policies, click here and review the library’s Policies and Guidelines.

A library card from the Walden library can be used at any of the libraries in the Ramapo-Catskill Library System (RCLS). For a complete listing of RCLS libraries, click here.

Change of Address or Phone Number

Please report any changes in address of telephone number to the library as soon as possible. Changes of address require proof of the new address. Patrons who move out of the Village of Walden should register for a new card in their new hometown.

Lost & Stolen Cards

Please report lost or stolen library cards, as well as damaged cards, to the library as soon as possible.
Lost cards can be replaced upon payment of a $5.00 fee.

Library Hours

Monday – Thursday: 10am-8pm
Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm
Sunday: Closed

Contact Us

5 Scofield St.
Walden, NY 12586
(845) 778-7621
wal@rcls.org

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