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What can you do with your library card

While all visitors are welcome to browse, relax, read, and use computers and wifi,  a library card allows you to access additional services:

How to get a Library Card

Library Cards are FREE to Clinton, Essex, and Franklin County residents and property owners. Please have valid identification and proof of residence when applying for a Library Card. Our library cards are accepted at all libraries in the Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Library System!

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call: we want to help you get a card!

Lending Policies

Item Lending LengthOverdue Fee per day
Museum Passes3 Days$1.00
DVDs (limit of 5 per person)1 Week25¢
Books, audiobooks, CDs2 weeks10¢
Current magazines3 days10¢
Older magazines2 weeks10¢
ILL materialsPer lending institutionPer lending institution

If an item is lost or damaged while it’s checked out, you are responsible for the replacement cost. Please contact us so we can figure out the cost. We understand that accidents happen even when you’re careful.

Printing, Copying, and Other Services

The library offers printing, copying, laminating, scanning, and fax services. Below is the table of fees.

In addition to in-person computer use, patrons can also arrange to have a document printed, copied, faxed, or laminated by calling or emailing the library at 518.359.9421 or

Printouts from computer (B&W)10¢/page
Double-sided printouts (B&W)10¢/page
Printouts from computer (Color)$1.00/page
Copies: single or double sided (B&W)25¢/page
Copies: single or double sided (Color)$1.25/page
Print/copy on Legal size paper (8.5″ x 14″)50¢/page
Print/copy on Ledger paper (11″ x 17″)$1.00/page
Faxing and laminating$1.00/each

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