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Essential maintenance work - Saturday 15 June

We will be working on our online systems on Saturday 15 June so you may experience some disruption. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Received a library card via a promotion?

Activate your new library card online

If you've received a new library card as part of a membership campaign you can activate it here by completing this simple online form. Please do not submit this form if you got your library card from inside a library.

Once you've completed this form you'll soon receive an email from our team advising you of your 4 digit pin number. (You'll need this number if you want to log on to one of our computers, reserve or renew items online, or sign up to our BorrowBox app).

The first time you visit a Coventry library in person with your new card simply bring along one form of ID to enjoy all the benefits of membership, normally one of the following is all you need:

  • Driving licence
  • Benefits / pension books
  • Bills: gas, electricity, council tax, water rates or similar
  • Other documents such as your medical card (typed) or council rent book (typed)

Other identification may be OK, but please ring the library before you visit to check. This will save you time.


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