How Do I Get a Library Card?

To start using the library today, sign up for a 3 week temporary ID here.

A temporary ID can be used immediately to place holds, use the library’s online databases, and download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

To get a library card giving you full access to all materials, bring to the library at 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, your photo ID and proof of New York state current address. For out-of-state residents, cards cost $10 a year. Patrons must use their own cards to borrow or reserve materials. If an applicant is under 14, a parent of legal guardian must sign for the child.

Loan Periods and Late Fees:

Book, New Book, Audiobook, Music CD, Magazine:

  • Loan Period of 3 weeks,
  • Late fees: .15 cents a day per item


  • Loan Period of 1 week
  • Late fees: .50 cents a day per item
  • 25 DVD checkout limit

Maximum fines are $5 for each adult item and $1 for each children’s item. If an item is not returned, you will be charged for the cost of the book, until the item is returned or paid for.

There is no limit on checkouts of books, audiobooks, CDs, and magazines –  you can take as many as you can carry! 

Have another question about Circulation?  Call the Circulation Desk at (716) 484-7135 ext. 233.