Library services

Join a library

You can join a library online. Find a library branch near you and register by supplying your name, address and contact details. You will also need to make up a 4-number PIN; you use this to access online services.

You can then collect your library card from the branch you registered with. When you're collecting your library card you will need to bring proof of name and address such as a driving licence, child benefit book, or utility bill.

Search library catalogue of books, maps, films and music

You can search the catalogue online. You do not need to be logged in to your library account, but you must sign in to reserve a book.

Reserving books and other items on loan

You can reserve items on loan online. You will need your library card number and PIN.

Renewing books and other items on loan

You can renew items on loan online. You will need your library card number and PIN.

Audio books and ebooks

You will need your library card number and PIN to borrow ebooks and audio books. It is free and you can borrow up to 5 ebooks or audio books at any one time.

Borrowing times vary for each book; it's usually 7 to 14 days for audio books and 14 to 21 days for ebooks. You can reserve up to 5 books at any one time.

Late return charges

There are no charges for borrowing books as long as they are returned or renewed before the due date. There are fees for:

  • borrowing recorded music
  • talking books
  • language courses
  • videos, and
  • DVDs

unless you have an exemption.

View library fees and charges.

Book a computer

Book a computer using your ID number and PIN.

Home delivery service

You can have library books delivered to your home.

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