Membership Information

Joining and using your library

Joining your library is easy and it's free.

Joining online

  • Use the online form if aged 16 years and over
  • You will receive a letter with an address confirmation code. Login at the Library catalogue within 21 days and confirm the account by entering the address confirmation code to access our online services
  • Bring the letter to your library if you wish to obtain a membership card to borrow books from the library

Joining at your local library

  • Enquire at the library desk 
  • Joining at your library requires proof of your name and address, such as a driving licence or utilities bill.

If you are under the age of 16 and wish to join, your parent or guardian must sign your library card.

What can I borrow?

Once you have a library card you can borrow:

  • Borrow eight books
  • Borrow eight non-book items such as DVDs or CDs
  • Borrow ten e-books or e-audiobooks from the Digital Library
  • Download e-magazines and music

It does not cost anything to borrow books but there is a hire charge for borrowing some non-book items.

Renewals can be made online, through the renewals hotline (telephone 01224 661511) or by telephone to or in person at a library

Membership expired?

If you get a message saying that your membership has expired please contact your library who will renew your membership for a further period. This happens so that we can ensure that your contact details are up-to-date.

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