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Becoming a member

Membership of the library service is free. You can join at any branch of the library or online. There is no minimum age for joining, but those under the age of 13 years require permission from their parent or guardian.

Register online

You may join the library online by clicking on the button below after you have read and accepted the membership conditions. Your membership card will be available to collect from your home branch. We will email you to let you know when it is ready. 

Conditions of membership

  • To borrow items, you must present your library membership card. DVDs are available for a one week loan (at a charge of £1 per week); all other items may be borrowed for three weeks.
  • You may borrow up to twelve items on your card. These can be borrowed from and returned to any branch of the Library Service.
  • Items may be renewed up to seven times at any branch. You can renew items online, over the phone or in branch. If a reservation has been placed on an item you have on loan, a renewal is not permitted.
  • Overdue notices are a courtesy reminder for your convenience.
  • A reservation and/or inter-library loan service is available for those items which are on loan, available at another branch or at another library service. A fee is charged for the inter-library loan service.
  • You can place your own reservations for most items via the public access catalogues at our branches or through the Library Service online catalogue.
  • All inter-library loan, damaged or lost items, and lost membership card charges are non-refundable.
  • If you change your name, address or contact details, please notify us as soon as possible.
  • Please report lost cards to the library immediately. You will be held responsible for any items borrowed before the loss is reported.
  • Membership details are confidential and will not be disclosed to other parties.

Click the button below to accept these conditions and proceed to the registration form (you must be 13 or over to join online).

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