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Join the library online

Complete our online form to apply for library membership and we'll send out your library card by post. Once received, you can use your library card number to access the web sites featured on 'Your Library'.

Or join in person

You can also join at any of our libraries. If you would like to use a computer or borrow talking books, cds or dvds you will need to show one form of proof of identity.

Please note for data protection reasons your membership will expire after 18 months, but can be renewed by confirming your details to a member of staff. 

What can I borrow?

Up to 12 items from any of the city's libraries. The normal loan period is 3 weeks but you can renew items (in person, by phone, or online) provided that no other user has reserved them. You can borrow from, and return books to, any library.

Downloaded ebooks, audiobooks and emagazines do not count toward the twelve items limit.