Print out and fill in the Adult Library Card application or Youth Library Card application. Then just bring it to the circulation desk to receive your card.

Or register for a library card online.

Applying for a Library Card Age requirements?
We encourage parents to wait until a child is of kindergarten age before applying for a library card. Since having a library card is both a privilege and a responsibility, we feel that a child should be aware of library etiquette before having his/her own card. All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian when applying for a library card.
Parental Responsibility
Anyone under age 18 must have the signature of a parent or guardian on file with his/her library card application. This adult is ultimately responsible for any fines or charges that accrue on the child’s account. We therefore encourage parents to discuss the responsibilities involved with library card use with their children before allowing a child to have his/her own library card. Identification/Proof of Address
Adults are asked to provide picture identification and proof of address with their own application as well as with those of their children.
Moved? Name change?
Please be aware that you need not apply for a new card if you already have a card from another Mid-York Library. You also need not reapply due to a name change. Just provide your updated information, and our staff will make the changes in the system database.
Can’t find your library card?
If you’ve lost your card all together, you may purchase a replacement card for $1.00. You should inform the library about lost library cards to prevent others from borrowing materials on your account. Think of your library card as a credit card-don’t underestimate the value of books!

Circulation Policies

28 Days for Books and Audiobooks
14 Days for New Release Books and TV Series
7 Days for DVDs and Magazines
2 Days for New DVDs

The Canastota Public Library does not charge fines for late materials.  Other libraries in the Mid-York System may have different policies regarding fines.  If items are not returned within 14 days of their due date, you will be billed for these items.
Items may be renewed two times with the exception of items that are in demand. Library privileges may be suspended if you have any overdue items on your account.

Scroll to Top