You can join the library;
Please note: this option is only available for over-16s and if you do not need a ticket which automatically applies concessions and/or is for professional use only.
You should regard the WEB number you receive if you join the library online via the website as temporary membership.
You will need to visit a library to collect your library card to receive full membership benefits;
Please note: join the library in person at the help desk is unavailable during express service. This applies to Central Library only (from 1 July 2019). Limited service is available during these opening hours.
It shouldn’t take longer than ten minutes for a member of staff to enter your details into our Library Management System. You can have a browse of the library whilst you wait.
Yes. The WEB number you receive when you join online is not a valid library card number.
It will provide access to our online catalogue but you won’t be able to borrow item(s) once you visit the library if you only have a WEB number and the WEB number is not recognised by some of our online services.
If you are over-16, the answer is yes. This applies if you join the library online via the website or if you join the library in person at the help desk.
If you join the library online via the website, your record will already exist on our system. The identification check is in place to confirm there isn’t a duplicate ticket on our system, and to provide you with your library card.
If you are under-16, the answer is no. However, we do require a registration form to be completed for under-16s by a parent or legal guardian (this includes foster carers, but not siblings, grandparents, aunties, uncles etc).
You can save time if you download, print and complete the form before you visit.
We ask for identification which confirms both your full name and current address to prevent false and/or duplicate membership applications being made.
One document from List A is acceptable.
Two documents from List B are acceptable.
One document from List C, combined with one other document from List A or List B is acceptable.