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.
The Rules and Regulations document is available to download for further information.
Acceptable proofs of address
|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 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.