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Sporting Licenses Available at GPL

You can purchase your New York State fishing & hunting licenses at the Guilderland Public Library. 

Just come to the Circulation Desk, and we’ll be glad to help you get your license.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Click this logo to go to DEC’s website.

One benefit of being able to get your sporting licenses at GPL is that we’re open until 9 pm Monday through Friday, so you can drop in after work. We’re open 10 am to 5 pm on Saturdays, and 1 pm to 5 pm on Sundays.

One other benefit is that there is always someone at the Circulation Desk to help you. And there’s plenty of close-in parking…

Who needs a license? Get full details by visiting

By the way, as far as our research shows, GPL is the only Library in the country to sell fishing and hunting licenses. Why do we do it? It’s a service to the community, and since our mission is “to provide quality library materials and services to our community for lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment,” and so many of our users fish and hunt, we see it as a good fit.


Click this image to get a pdf of New York’s Hunting & Trapping Guide

If you have questions or comments about this service, please call Mark Curiale at our Public Information Office, at 518.456.2400 x 112, or select “Public Information Officer” in the pull-down menu on our Contact Page.

Please note: We accept most major credit cards for sporting license purchases. The only exception is for purchase of Lifetime Licenses, which requires cash or checks.

Payment: September 21, 2015
Hours: September 8, 2015
Posted August 10, 2015