Then, bring photo ID and proof of address to the library to pick up your card. Use it to borrow books, music, movies, and more (for free)!
Residents of Cortland, Cortlandville, Virgil, or the surrounding Finger Lakes Library System region, may obtain a library card for free with proof of ID and address. If you are not a resident within the region, you may obtain a library card for a nominal annual fee of $10.
With a library card, patrons may borrow materials from the library’s physical and digital collections, including books, magazines, periodicals, movies, games, audiobooks, eBooks, and more. Please note that some items are limited to in-house use, including local history and reference materials and microfilm. Patrons may also borrow items from other libraries in the Finger Lakes Library System.
Please bring your photo ID to sign up for a library card. If your current address is not depicted on your photo ID, please provide proof of address, e.g., a postmarked piece of mail.
Note: Until you are able to provide proof of address, you may borrow up to 3 books at a time and use computers and in-person resources. Once you provide proof of address, you may borrow up to 30 items.
Please bring your photo ID to sign up for a library card. You must also have a parent or legal guardian with a library card in good standing (no fines/fees) with you at the time of sign-up.
Note: If you don’t have a parent or legal guardian with you at the time of sign-up, you may still borrow up to 3 books. Once you obtain parent or legal guardian approval, you may borrow up to 30 items.
Youth (12 and younger)
Under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian, children old enough to write their own name may obtain a library card.
The parent/legal guardian of the applicant must be a Cortland County library card holder in good standing (no fines/fees). It should also be understood that in the event that a child misplaces or damages library materials, the parent/legal guardian is responsible for these items.
College students and temporary residents:
People visiting the area (e.g., students, theater employees, and other visitors) can obtain a card temporarily by providing photo ID and proof of their current/temporary and permanent addresses.