Library Cards

Patrons may apply for a library card by presenting identification, including current address (drivers license, check book, ID plus current bill) and filling out a registration form. Children up to grade 8 need signed permission from a parent or guardian to obtain a card.

The Cohoes Public Library is part of the Upper Hudson Library system which includes all the public libraries from Albany and Rensselaer counties. Cards from those libraries can be used to borrow materials from here. Your Cohoes card can be used in those libraries. Material may be returned to any member library.

Lost or Stolen Cards


One Library card will be issued per person. Please inform the library immediately of any change in address or phone number. If your card is lost or stolen, please notify the library as quickly as possible.

Rules & Regulations


  • You must present your library card to take out materials
  • You may not use someone elses card and they may not use yours
  • A fee of $1 will be charged to replace a card
  • You are responsible for all materials checked out on your library card