Get a Library Card

We are thrilled that you’re interested in getting a library card with us! You’re one step closer to accessing all of the amazing resources that our library and the Mid-Hudson Library System have to offer. There are a few different ways to go about getting a card:

In Person

To get a library card, you can come into the library with identification and a document that has your current name and local address (this could be a bill, or any piece of First Class mail.) You do not have to be a resident of Rhinebeck, but you must reside within the Mid-Hudson Valley service area. At the time of registration, applicants may also request separate cards for their spouses and children.


You can also apply for a library card online by clicking here. Please note that online applications are only valid for 30 days. For a permanent card, you must come to the library in person with proof of address and identification. 

If you have lost your card, please call the library to receive a new one. Online applications are for new patron cards only. Thank you. 

With your library card, you can borrow books, magazines, DVDs, and more from any library in the Mid-Hudson Library System, including articles in Spanish. You can also use your card to access electronic resources, including e-books, digital audiobooks, and video streaming using Overdrive; e-books for kids by using TumbleBooks & Overdrive for Kids; and tutorials in foreign languages, including English, with Mango Languages.

Please Note

Cardholders accept responsibility for all items borrowed on their cards. 

If you would like online access to our databases, or if you wish to remotely order or renew your materials, we will set up a PIN to accompany your library card. This can be done in person or over the phone. Once logged in to your online account, you may renew your materials, turn on your reading history, download e-books and digital audiobooks, freeze requests, and more!

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