Join a library

You can join the library using the online link below, or in person at one of the libraries. You will need to provide proof of your name and address from the list below to be able to use the full range of library facilities.

You may join as a temporary member if you do not have any of the proofs of address shown below, however this will limit the library services you can use.

Join Swindon Libraries online

The Rules and Regulations document is available to download for further information.

Acceptable proofs of address

Item Comments
Household bill (for example, gas, electricity, water, Council Tax) Not more than three months old 
Bank statement  Not more than three months old 
Letter from employer on headed paper   Not more than three months old  
Solicitor's letter confirming completion date on property purchase  Completion date not more than three months old 
Lease or tenancy agreement   Not more than three months old 
Driving licence   Shows your current address 

Children need a parent, guardian or other responsible adult to sign their form as a guarantor.

Once the application has been processed you, we will issue you a library membership card. You will need to sign the card and bring it with you each time you visit the library. Library membership expires each year, but you can renew it easily when you visit the library. You should let the library know if your details change.

Extended Access

Extended Access uses technology that allows you to access libraries outside normal staffed hours. If you would like to find out more about Extended Access, visit the Extended Access service webpage.

Data Protection Act

All personal information which members provide when joining the library is subject to the terms of the Data Protection Act. The information will be used only for the administration of library services to our members, or for compiling statistics. These details are only kept if the member is still using the library.

If members have stopped borrowing items for a period of more than a year, their details will be deleted. Personal details are not shared with other council departments.

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